Hold off your horses, but an artist working with Rockstar has revealed a screenshot of an area featured in GTA IV’s Liberty City remade inside GTA V’s gameworld which uses the RAGE engine. The image was found on a portfolio website.
The image was found by two GTA Forums users Spider Vice and BlackScout. The artist, Adrian Page, who’s currently employed by Rockstar Games, had uploaded a bunch of in-engine concept arts to his resume. Interestingly, one of them is the recreated version of Liberty City’s Middle Park location, using the RAGE engine in GTA V’s gameworld.
Adding fuel to the possibility of a single player DLC pack featuring Liberty City in GTA V is that fact that ex-Rockstar North president, Leslie Benzies had confirmed that there was the chance of “one big world containing all our cities [that] let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas”.
This was way back in 2012 and there has not been a single campaign DLC pack launched for the game ever. Could Rockstar be secretly working on one without revealing any details?
Take this with a grain of salt due to multiple factors, for starters, this doesn’t confirm that Liberty City is coming to GTA V simply because it can be merely a concept art by the artist with no actual involvement from Rockstar.
This could also be porting work done to test how it looks when made using the RAGE engine. It can also be content that is no longer in development, or just a passion project for the particular artist to make his resume look more interesting.
Keeping the cynicism aside, the possibility of this actually meaning something can’t be ruled out either. Rockstar Games just announced its biggest GTA Online DLC pack ever and the fact that it might be preparing to announce a campaign DLC for GTA V soon isn’t really clutching at straws either. If there are any more updates regarding this, we’ll be the first to let you know.