Fans of Grand Theft Auto V has noticed a very strange detail about Rockstar Games’ version of the United States. Rockstar’s most prominent titles, Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, take place in fictional versions of the United States. Some games like LA Noire and Midnight Club takes place in real cities, but the developer has parodied real American cities / states to create a satirical story that touches on the country’s culture and problems. Liberty City is New York City, San Andreas is California, and Vice City is somewhere in Florida, but it turns out that Florida may not exist geographically in the world of Rockstar.
Reddit user Yoni1857 / found a map of the United States in one of Grand Theft Auto V‘s barbershop, but it’s missing something: the state of Florida. Despite being a fictional city, the state of Florida exists within Grand Theft Auto. That it is missing on the map is certainly strange. Is it a deliberate detail that has been left behind to indicate that Rockstar will go there next time? It’s hard to say, though many suspect Vice City will be the framework Grand Theft Auto VI. It could also just be a strange oversight. Yoni1857 also theorized that Florida could be under water due to global warming thanks to hypercommercialism.
Umm guys, bad news. According to this world map from a barber shop in GTA V, there is no Florida in the HD universe. from GTA
Rockstar’s worlds are known to be interrupted by larger land masses, probably so players can not go beyond the borders to try to explore what other cities or states exist in Rockstar’s universe. Although San Andreas represents California, it is geographically just a giant island. It is unclear whether this is exactly reflected on the map, as it is unclear where its exact position would be. Rockstar has already confirmed that it is working on the next Grand Theft Auto, but details about the title are sparse. Many hope to see the game unveiled before the end of 2022, but the developer has not set a fixed date for anything at this time.
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