Though it won’t be a while before we get a closer look at Grand Theft Auto 5 in action, whether through a new trailer or an official unveiling by Rockstar Games, there are several ways to still get your GTA fix. Some involve modding the current Grand Theft Auto, number four, but the most intriguing new outlet has been fan recreations of trailers.
We’ve seen the real GTA V trailer, which is surprisingly light on story or gameplay details, but heavy on improved graphics and car modeling, but gamers can only watch that so many times before it runs its course. Even a couple new screenshots pale in comparison to a real trailer, and since we can’t get one of those we’ll take a mash-up.
The best one we’ve seen to date combines one of the best looking games of this generation, Battlefield 3, with one of the most highly anticipated games for 2013. Sometimes mash-ups like these require little to no work in order to get the syncing and the scenes right, but this particular one must have required quite a bit of work.
Obviously recreating the landscapes and city skylines of Los Santos — the faux Southern California being revisited for Grand Theft Auto 5 — wasn’t going to be easy for a game that focuses on war-torn battlegrounds, but aside from that little nitpick there are some pretty admirable attempts at recreating specific scenes.
Along with getting each soldier to march along as if they are ordinary pedestrians, the coordination involved in getting some of the vehicle shots pulled off is astounding. Now if only Rockstar Games could get their hands on the Frostbite 2.0 engine we could have a Grand Theft Auto that looks like this.
What do you think of this Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield 3 mash-up trailer? Could you imagine if Rockstar Games used the Frostbite engine for their open world crime title?
Grand Theft Auto 5 is expected to release in 2013 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.