I want some sprawl. What I didn't like about SA was that you left the city and poof!... hick valley all around you. At the time it was cool, we didn't know any better. This time I want some sprawl and suburbs to soften the blow. Not a realistic amount, cause that would be boring but enough to make it believable that you're driving from a big city into the countryside.
So something like option B: 1 large city, some sprawl that maybe incorporates a smaller city or village and some towns dotted around the countryside.
I'm gonna go for option b, but I want more suburbs surrounding the cities this time around. I agree with the guy who stated that San Andreas was weird in the sense that you would leave the city and instantly end up in vast, remote countryside and wilderness. Here is a round-up of what I'd like :
1 large city with 1-2 smaller cities (both 2 or all 3 cities with suburban surroundings), a few towns, vast surrounding countryside, and natural wilderness environments.
If we could have a Just Cause 2 size map then B but with the amount of detail involved the more conservative A. Proportionally I think that A would resemble the real life map better. Unless they go farther and add San Diego then we will have two large cities and small towns/rural. Its all good.
2 - 3 other cities (like San Diego and maybe Tijuana)
Half a dozen or so smaller settlements (towns) with surround mountains, forest, desert etc.
The map will be 5 times bigger than GTA IV Libert City so Los Santos a third of the map, 2 - 3 other possible cities make a quarter, a fifth of the map would be towns and smaller settlement and the rest large environment to make up such large map.