Published on May 2nd, 2007 | by Daniel David
Xbox 360 limiting GTA IV
It seems that the Xbox 360 is limiting Rockstar’s GTA IV since not every 360 comes with a hard-drive said Rockstar Veep Dan Houser in an interview with Official Playstation Magazine.
In the interview Houser was asked this question:
“On PS3 you’ve got a guarantee that every machine is going to have a hard-drive and, with Blu-ray, you’ve got plenty of storage, whereas on Xbox 360 there’s no guarantee of a hard-drive and you’re working with the DVD format. Does that create limitations?” To which he replied, “Yep.”
He continued, “To be honest with you we haven’t solved all those riddles yet.” The difficulties aren’t limited to working on Microsoft’s box, as Houser explains that “both have enormous challenges” and that “both have their own particular pleasures and pains”.
This is bring us the question if Rockstar can really pull of the game that they want to create. I know people are saying the PS3 version is going to gimped because of this but as it stands right now that is not true. Everything from GTA IV shown so far as been on the 360 but for the kind of game they want to create, space eventually is going to be an issue.
I don’t want to see either the PS3 or 360 version handicapped in any way. Rockstar can’t disregard Xbox 360 Core people or I’m sure they don’t want to cut stuff out so what are they going to do?