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What Grand Theft Auto 5 would look like in real life

Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 and is now editor-in-chief. He co-hosts The Besties, is a board member of the Frida Cinema, and created NYU’s first games journalism course.

Zapruder Pictures, a duo of fan filmmakers out of Madrid, recreated the Grand Theft Auto 5 announcement trailer in their hometown. How close the short comes to replicating the original is impressive, though it's not afraid to bend reality with the help of some well-placed special effects.

Watching the footage, I'm reminded how much I would like to see a Grand Theft Auto set outside the United States. I understand that goes against the franchises' love-hate relationship with our nation, but wouldn't you like GTA: Madrid? Or Shanghai? Or how about a modern GTA set in London? That worked well in 2D!

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