The State of San Andreas was the primary location of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It also exists in the Grand Theft Auto IV Era, although it is never seen apart from certain TV shows. It is still a state in the GTA IV era, as in the Liberty Tree article on the Eunux controversy states of a female plumber "run out of a town in San Andreas".
GTA IV Era
As seen by character dialogues and internet sites, the city names Los Santos (including Vinewood), Red County, San Fierro and Las Venturas are still used, confirming that these locations exist in the GTA IV era.
Like Liberty City, San Andreas will likely undergo a redesign if it is to feature in future games (as GTA IV is generally a reboot of the series, and doesn't have any major connections with previous games; any footage or images from the game depicting III-era San Andreas would've been considered as filler content), either again as a state, or, more unlikely, a single city as it was in GTA 1. Aside from the city names, small town names are also taken and referenced in GTA IV.
References in GTA IV
- As the name suggests, Venturas Poker Challenge takes place in Las Venturas, and shows footage of Prickle Pine, Old Venturas Strip, V-Rock Hotel, The High Roller, and Verdant Meadows.
- The show Patriot 500 in depicts Carl Johnson driving a Hotring Racer around Los Santos International Airport.
- Many characters are born in either Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas.
- In multiplayer female face #2 says "This isn't San Andreas! DRIVE hippy!" during races.
- The clothing line Enema is based in Los Santos.
- In the mission First Date, after arriving at Firefly Island Michelle might comment on how she thinks they are turning the amusement park into a Las Venturas themed park.
- Carmen Ortiz references Los Santos in a date with Niko Bellic.
- Luca Silvestri and his crew plan to flee to Las Venturas during the mission Meltdown.
- Vinewood is mentionned many times in the game, confirming that the district still exists in the GTA IV era.
- The Jefferson Motel still existed in the GTA IV era, as it is mentioned in a cutscene in The Lost and Damned.
- According to the LCPD, many criminals came from Los Santos.
- Los Santos is heavily mentioned in the dialogues of The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- Accrording to the advertisement of Ranch, the district of Rodeo still exists in the GTA IV era.
References in The Lost and Damned
- At the end of the mission Shifting Weight, Malc jokes that he and Johnny should get a room at the Jefferson Motel, a motel in Los Santos.