You know what I would do if I had enough free time to recreate the whole, entire playable map of GTA V on a 1:1 scale in Minecraft?
Well, I sure as hell would not recreate the whole, entire playable map of GTA V on a 1:1 scale in Minecraft. N11ck, however, has decided to dedicate his time to this endeavor (and yes, kudos to him!). Minecraft, the indie hit which places players into a pixellated world the size of Uranus (don’t snivel) with virtually endless possibilities for constructing anything from huts and small gardens through large phallic constructions made from noble metals all the way to massive palaces, cities, underground kingdoms and more.
Minecraft attracted, alongside the hordes of 10 year-olds, a large target audience of extremely bored and/or extremely creative individuals, who took to the low-rez world to recreate buildings, locations or entire settings from their favorite fandom. People have recreated the likes of Azeroth, Middle-Earth and Mata Nui, so it was only a matter of time before GTA V’s map is built with millions of cubes (as opposed to the billions of triangles actually used).
GTA V’s map encompasses a large island with the metropolis of Los Santos, several other smaller settlements, a desert, several mountains, a large lake, and several other biomes and locales. N11ck has been at it for a good long while. He has documented his efforts via Youtube videos.
Minecraft has certain limitations that might have made this project impossible, but N11ck has worked out ways to ensure that GTA V’s map remade in the game. The videos show that there is some serious attention to detail in this project, with building placement perfectly replicated, and the houses and towers are instantly recognizable for anyone who has spent some time in GTA V’s grand city.
What do you guys think of this GTA fan project? Jokes aside we are incredibly impressed!