GTA V trailer gets real-world remake as 'GTA Madrid'

A couple of weeks ago, a video emerged comparing Grand Theft Auto V as it will appear on the PlayStation 4 with the version already released for the PS3. The comparison of the game's graphics on the new-generation consoles versus the older models highlighted some considerable improvements in the PS4 version. 

But for those who weren't sufficiently impressed by that, a group of Spanish fans of the game have taken things to a whole new level, dialing up the realism to 11. They've taken the very first GTA V trailer, released in November 2011, and remade it, scene-for-scene, in the real world. The result is really rather wonderful. 


"I need money to buy a PS4 or Xbox One. Thank you :)"

The team behind it has done an incredible job of finding similar locations in and around Madrid, Spain, to recreate the trailer as faithfully as possible. The overall effect is fantastic, though not absolutely flawless - for example, they had to work around an absence of oil derricks in the Madrilean outskirts.

Nonetheless, they made up for such missing details by going the extra mile by adding CGI elements, such as a fighter jet winding its way between Madrid's skyscrapers, and a helicopter in hot pursuit above the city's streets. 

The whole thing really is an awesome effort. Enough words - now watch the vid: 

...and here's the original GTA V trailer, via Rockstar Games: 

Source: Zapruder Pictures (YouTube) via Pocket-lint | images captured from video

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MikeChipshop said,
That moment when the game graphics look better than real life.

All this time up till now, they've been striving to get graphics as photorealistic as possible, and when we're finally there............
"nahhhhh, i prefer it the old way"

hahahahaahah

surreyguy said,

All this time up till now, they've been striving to get graphics as photorealistic as possible, and when we're finally there............
"nahhhhh, i prefer it the old way"

hahahahaahah

Hahaha yeah!

In this case though, the game makers concentrated on lighting nad framing more than the guys that made the video. Which really shows when they're placed side by side.

Maybe someone needs to do an 8bit make-over to keep everyone happy? :p

I know they probably dont have money to copy the cars....


But this looks like a BMW commercial. Every cool car that was in the game is replaced by something that is BMW.

Anyone noticed that?


PS. I like bmw and I driven more then my fare share of them, but why EVERY cool car is replaced only by bmw here is beyond me. Madrid has tons of other European brands that look great.

panacea said,
but why EVERY cool car is replaced only by bmw here is beyond me.

No it's not. Your very first line:

I know they probably dont have money to copy the cars....

It's probably a case of the filmmakers cars being used in the production, and they couldn't afford to get others? I don't know, just a guess.

ZipZapRap said,
It's probably a case of the filmmakers cars being used in the production, and they couldn't afford to get others? I don't know, just a guess.

most likelly motive. Also there's a blue Volkswagen in the trailer.