A sequel to the iconic open-world action movie Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may never see the light of day, but that hasn’t stopped graphic designer TeaserPlay from imagining what a hypothetical sequel could look like based on modern technologies like Unreal Engine 5.
The video published by TeaserPlay lasts a little less than two minutes and evokes a powerful feeling of nostalgia: the aged Carl Johnson (aka CJ) after three decades arrives by plane in his native Los Santos and returns to Grove Street, faded and deserted over the years.
The longing for the old days is reinforced by scenes of flashbacks that flash through CJ’s head when looking at familiar places: a snack with Big Smoke and Ryder, a meeting with his older brother, the Grove Street Families gang, and so on. Lyrical musical accompaniment also works on the atmosphere.
Flight of fantasy TeaserPlay did not leave users indifferent. In the comments under the video, the audience noted the emotionality of CJ’s long-awaited return to his native street and the protagonist’s invariance in choosing a wardrobe (even after so many years).
Here are just a few of the user reviews below the TeaserPlay video:
“I’m not crying, it’s just that nostalgia got into my eye,” he tries to convince others №06!13v. “Watching this, I return to the good old days,” admitted Miguel Gonzalez. “Why did I get emotional about this?” – asks a question The Divello. “Imagine Rockstar one day and really make this GTA: San Andreas 2,” dreams INTER. “Damn, at 34, this is really catchy. Excellent,” praises the author Dextan Games. “Like a dream come true!” – states Desire.
It is worth noting that this is not the first TeaserPlay video on the theme of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In the past, a blogger has presented iconic scenes from the game on Unreal Engine 5, such as Big Smoke’s famous order (attached above) and a serious spoiler (according to this link) for a potential remake.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas debuted in 2004 on PS2 and was later ported to PC, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS3. On modern platforms, the game received a second life thanks to the remaster as part of the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition compilation, which disappointed fans with its performance.
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