Modders Are Currently Making 'Project London' For 'Grand Theft Auto V'

Grand Theft Auto have been entertaining us for years and years now.

It feels as if we've grown up with the series, watching it develop from a bird's eye view game, into the unbelievable open world game it is today.

Despite it's legacy and rave reviews, it's not 100 percent perfect. There will always be things people will find to niggle at.

Luckily though, there are a plethora of mods that help alter the play into something you can enjoy even more. A new mod, however, is set to take the piss.

"Project London" re-imagines GTA V as a, you guessed it, London inspired city.

Credit: GTA 5 Mods

GTA has been set in London in the 2D universe, though never been featured since the leap to 3D was made. This mod looks to remedy that, changing the cars, roads, police, and of course, land marks.

"I got a message the other day from some guy asking if the roads could be done-if the cars could be swapped to the opposite side in the style of British road networks. I sat down and calculated the work for that. I'm looking at 210 hours just for the roads," ambitious modder Kieran Merrilees told PC Gamer.

With that already huge workload sitting on his shoulders, Kieran says that he'll have to spend hours on Google Street View, as well as researching pictures and videos to get London spot on.

He, with his partners Raddz Modding and Albo1125, have apparently finished creating Wembley stadium, a few hospitals, underground stations and emergency vehicles, but there's still a long way to go.

Credit: GTA 5 Mods

Kieran said: "Being part of various [modding] communities has made me realise that I've got an opportunity to do something.

"And that's where Project London started. Compared to other games, GTA is easier to mod, it's easy to get the files that you need in order to do work, and there are a lot of people who're able to offer advice and help out. That fact alone spurs you on to do more.

"To be honest it was becoming aware of the modding communities that support Grand Theft Auto V that encouraged me to start doing the work I'm doing.

"Between [the three of us] we're trying to push forward and see what we can do, and achieve as much as we can achieve."

Credit: GTA 5 Mods

Having a career as a financial advisor for Lloyds Bank, Kieran admits that it will be a slow process, as there are times when working on the mod stops altogether.

Because of that he's unaware of when it'll be released, but the progress so far is promising.

Who's going to be playing this, then?

Featured Image Credit: GTA 5 Mods

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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