When you concentrate on it, there are surprisingly few open-world video games set in Chicago. The town’s vast streets, iconic skyline, and immediately recognizable look all lend themselves to videogames, and but the one sport in latest reminiscence to try something like a full recreation of the 312 has been the unique Watch Canines. Because of some industrious modders, now you’ll be able to head there in Grand Theft Auto V.
Designer Filip Vogleš is working with some modding associates to recreate downtown Chicago in Rockstar’s signature crime sport, and the outcomes thus far are already spectacular. The broad concrete walkways of the Loop and Magnificent Mile look similar to their real-life counterparts, and you may stroll all the way down to the Chicago River to observe pace boats navigate the channel partitions. Chicago’s public bas aid sculpture and hovering skyscrapers all simply look proper – it’s a formidable piece of labor.
The modders are even together with a working model of Chicago’s well-known “L” transit prepare, which runs on elevated tracks above the streets. That’s nonetheless a piece in progress, however as carried out within the mod proper now, it provides an important piece of Chicago environment.
Right here’s the newest dev diary video:
The early construct of the Chicago mod is at present accessible solely to Patreon subscribers, however the accomplished model shall be launched on GTA5-mods.com.
There aren’t any screenshots but that showcase the enduring ‘Bean’ – the ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture in Chicago’s downtown Millennium Park – however we suspect that’s on the best way quickly. There are many different GTA 5 mods on the market too, in case you’re concerned with flying round Los Santos in an X-wing, for instance.