What do you get when you mix Grant Theft Auto 5 and Minecraft? Some absolutely amazing re-creation of the entire game.
Minecraft is arguably the world’s most popular game with a large part of this popularity coming from the ability of the game’s players to create and innovate just about anything in the gaming world. And in true fashion, they never mince their abilities when it comes to recreating almost everything that they seem to love and place their hands on.
From the ancient wonders of Babylon, King’s landing from Game of Thrones, castle city of Minas Tirith from the Lord of the Rings, European-style Cathedrals to the fantasy world of A Song of Ice and Fire; these gifted Minecraft players have built many over-ambitious projects that seem to dwarf the original ideas of their recreations. In the spirit of these unending creativities, these players never tire in their appetites for even more elaborate recreations and seem to be growing stronger day by day.
Perhaps even greater than their recent recreations of starships, working digital computers (made using blocks) and playable adventures, these players have gone a notch higher in recreating the entire map of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) within the world of Minecraft that has every feature including the mountains of Blaine County and the city of Los Santos.
The project that is led by YouTuber, N11ck, is named GTA 5 in Minecraft and has been in creation for more than one year. N11ck and his creation partners have been documenting their progress on YouTube and note that it is a challenging project that will take quite some time to complete because the GTA V wasn’t a simple or small game. The team began their creation on 10th January, 2015 and has, so far, posted 175 updates on its progress on YouTube to keep subscribers updated on the map’s development.
On its most recent YouTube video update of the GTA 5 in Minecraft, the team showed their recreation on a 1:1 scale with the final map projected to be 7,500 by 7,500 blocks in area. Apart from the cities and the mountains, the map will also include the game’s skyscrapers, and the famous ‘note’ hidden in a tunnel, which is a clear indication that the map will also include the underground areas.
From being one of the best-selling video games of all time with over 54 million copies sold by June 2015 to having more than seven Guinness World Records, the GTA V looks well-set to reach another unheard level. This time though, it is likely to come from the GTA 5 in Minecraft. Going by the comments on the recreation’s YouTube updates, this project is set to become a record-smasher in terms of popularity.