In Left 4 Theft I want to make every city even more unique with different and unique situations. Los Santos has bandit and army camps scattered around the city and San Fierro is split up in North and South because of it's perfect shape. These two situations are very alike but still a bit different. For Las Venturas I wanted to do something special, I got some suggestions but I wasn't quite sure about it. Ofcourse I have my limits, I can't script everything I or anyone else comes up with.
I don't want to spoil anything but I'll have to tell you a small detail from the army missions to explain this. At the end of the last army mission in San Fierro the player is asked to go Las Venturas or stay in the 'living' world. The landmass with Los Santos and San Fierro is considered as the living world. Bone County and Las Venturas are seen as the dead world. Let me explain why. Los Santos and San Fierro are controlled by the army and bandits and are also being roamed by infected. Same for the little country villages but instead of army or bandits they are home for scavengers and survivors. Las Venturas is on a whole different level. Just a week after the breakout it got completely overwhelmed by infected and all safe camps were destroyed/cleared. The factions didn't stand a chance. The only things still walking the streets of Las Venturas are zombies now. Same goes for the little county villages west of LV. All of this will make Las Venturas and the county a much more dangerous place as there are no safe places and zombies are all around you, this will also give new possibilities for the gameplay.
Instead of unlocking safe camps where you can stay safe and save your game you'll have to take care of your own safe camp. This is my idea of Las Venturas: When the player enters Las Venturas for the first time a specific number of icons will pop up on the map. These icons will represent heavy infected zones. These zones are a bit different than the regular ones. In the heavy infected zones the player will encounter more zombies and they'll keep respawning when you kill them all. These zones will be in or around abandoned safe camps. As soon as you enter the camp you'll have to protect yourself for like 5 or 6 minutes. When you survive the waves of zombies, the heavily infected zone will be turned into a safe zone. The camp will be turned into a regular safe camp and will be populated by members of the faction you belong to. This way you can get control over the entire city and there won't be any hostile factions.
This is sort of my plan for Las Venturas. I think it's going to work out pretty well and I hope to start working on it very fast. Thanks for reading.