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.
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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: