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Published on May 2nd, 2007 | by Daniel David

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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?

Source: CVG


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  • Eric

    (Hard Drive Required)

    That’s my guess. With the larger hard drives that were just released I bet anyone with a core system will be able to find a cheap 20GB up on eBay!

    To be honest though I don’t really see what the big deal is. I mean it’s the developer’s problem not Microsoft’s. Also if it’s going to be larger than a dual layered DVD why not just include another DVD? This is nothing new. The original Playstation games had multiple discs. Problem solved, my work here is done, I’m going to bed. lolzzzzz……

  • Eric

    (Hard Drive Required)

    That’s my guess. With the larger hard drives that were just released I bet anyone with a core system will be able to find a cheap 20GB up on eBay!

    To be honest though I don’t really see what the big deal is. I mean it’s the developer’s problem not Microsoft’s. Also if it’s going to be larger than a dual layered DVD why not just include another DVD? This is nothing new. The original Playstation games had multiple discs. Problem solved, my work here is done, I’m going to bed. lolzzzzz……

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    Good points Eric.

    I’m still confused as to why they won’t require a hard drive as well. Hopefully we get an answer to that soon, as I want the best GTA experience possible.

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    Good points Eric.

    I’m still confused as to why they won’t require a hard drive as well. Hopefully we get an answer to that soon, as I want the best GTA experience possible.

  • Double D

    I think they are trying to avoid having to use multiple discs. Its not like an rpg this is more of a living breathing world and I wouldn’t want to have to change disc to keep playing a game like GTA IV.

    Making it an hard-drive required game seems logical but that would also stop alot of people from buying it, thats well over a $100 to play the game so I think Rockstar is trying to stray away from that.

  • Double D

    I think they are trying to avoid having to use multiple discs. Its not like an rpg this is more of a living breathing world and I wouldn’t want to have to change disc to keep playing a game like GTA IV.

    Making it an hard-drive required game seems logical but that would also stop alot of people from buying it, thats well over a $100 to play the game so I think Rockstar is trying to stray away from that.

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    If I remember correctly, though, the Core numbers aren’t as high as the Premium numbers. Like how the $600 PS3 was 80% of their sales until they dropped the lower model.

    If that were the case, they could make the HD required without too much annoyance on behalf of gamers.

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    If I remember correctly, though, the Core numbers aren’t as high as the Premium numbers. Like how the $600 PS3 was 80% of their sales until they dropped the lower model.

    If that were the case, they could make the HD required without too much annoyance on behalf of gamers.

  • Sanjo

    People already spend a lot on a system, and they should of known that there is a very logical reason for a hard drive in a 360 and they made a -choice- to not get one.

    I don’t see what the problem is. I don’t see why I have the right to complain about not being able to go swimming when I made a choice to buy a house without a pool. It’s my fault that now super slides are cool and I don’t have a pool to install a super slide on.

    So I saw screw it, make the game to the best of your abilities, make it require a hard drive, let those who don’t have one get one if they want to play badly enough, and then release it on PC so the lazy ones who didn’t buy it anyway. Simple.

  • Sanjo

    People already spend a lot on a system, and they should of known that there is a very logical reason for a hard drive in a 360 and they made a -choice- to not get one.

    I don’t see what the problem is. I don’t see why I have the right to complain about not being able to go swimming when I made a choice to buy a house without a pool. It’s my fault that now super slides are cool and I don’t have a pool to install a super slide on.

    So I saw screw it, make the game to the best of your abilities, make it require a hard drive, let those who don’t have one get one if they want to play badly enough, and then release it on PC so the lazy ones who didn’t buy it anyway. Simple.

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