the Dutch magazine Power Unlimited and the Australian Official PlayStation 2 Magazine have confirmed the following details:
- "Menace" is a mission name (from "Menace II Society).
- "Reece's Hair Facial Studio" is one of the barbershops. The barber's name is "Old Reece."
- 35%-50% Increased Polygon Count over Vice City
- St. Brutus Motel is one of the buildings in Los Santos.
- Dan Houser said, "It's the third part in a loosely held together trilogy that started in 2001, that went to the mid '80s and has now come to the early '90s.".
- Cars accumulate dirt.
- Tractors are confirmed.
- Real-time reflections on some floors, puddles, etc.