GTA San Andreas is no longer the video game that launched a thousand memes. According to CNBC, Rockstar Games is working on a new sequel to San Andreas, and the developers are working on an extension to the movie La Topolobampo, which is set in and around San Andreas, possibly the second-largest city in North America. According to a filing with the California Secretary of State, La Topolobampo will be featured in the game’s latest DLC, a 3.5 minute trailer which was released to Comic Book Resources earlier this month.
“Los Santos, and San Andreas, are home to the franchise’s most iconic landmarks,” Rockstar Games President Leslie Benzies said in a statement for Comic Book Resources. “We’re thrilled to bring back these timeless locations for the new title, and to share the journey with players.”
The follow-up to the hit San Andreas is obviously big news, but there’s one aspect of the game that’s drawing a little less interest: the accommodations in which players will stay. According to a filing with the Department of Motor Vehicles, a conversion caboose will be available for rent in San Andreas. According to Rockstar, the caboose will act as a tourist attraction, and the developers are working with the Department of Rail in San Luis Obispo, California, on the construction of this “contemporary structure that will not only help deliver a new attraction, but also provide a long-term solution for the transportation needs of San Luis Obispo County residents and visitors.” The caboose is apparently one of only a few in California, and it will be housed at a new place that hasn’t been publicly disclosed.
The train’s interior will be open to the public, but barring any complications, players are invited to sign up at Rockstar’s site for one of the most exclusive tickets on the West Coast. According to CNBC, prospective ridership will be “limited” to 50 people at a time, and players will be able to bid on dates in March, April, and May. The early bird discount on the ticket was recently cut in half, however, and now the regular rate for a ride on the caboose is $25. The original application fee was cut in half as well, down to $100, but the company would not give a reason for the change. The new rate puts the caboose in the second tier, below SuperYacht Harbour and above a luxury abode on the West Coast.
As CNBC noted, according to a company blog post, consumers will “be able to feel the transcontinental ship’s rumble as it steams and eases through the gutted interior of this historic train caboose, then take your trip in the ticket cabin, viewing the remnants of its luxurious passenger cabins with a view to the Pacific Ocean.”
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