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GTAIV multiplayer announcement to come in the future?

The May issue of Game Informer had a nice hands-on with Grand Theft Auto IV on the 360, so naturally as soon as readers got their hands on the magazine, the information spread like wildfire. Apparently scans of the magazine were at some point here, but we couldn't get to them. Here's the information that's been leaked thus far:

  • Main character: Niko Bellic, either a Croatian or Serbian (our vote is on Serbian).
  • A multiplayer announcement will be made at some point in the future.
  • You can use a mobile phone to call contacts (think of what this could mean in multiplayer)
  • No planes! The game takes place in one city.
  • You will have more choice than in previous games, although you'll still be taking orders from someone.
  • Multiple branches in the story lead to a more open experience and different outcomes
  • The story structure is supposedly "quite different" from the other titles.

That's it for now. We'll keep searching for more leaks and information.

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1. GTA games are the only games I don't rent before I buy

Posted at 4:10PM on Apr 11th 2007 by massive_98

2. I swear that the reason GTA4 will be only one city is because the 360 version is limited to 9gigs of data. fuckin shame if there will be only one city.

Posted at 4:12PM on Apr 11th 2007 by Maurice

3. Thats what I hate about multiplatform games, they only go as far as the lesser powerful console.


Last gen the Xbox had better power but got stuck with PS2's graphics and this gen its opposite.

Can't wait though.

Posted at 4:19PM on Apr 11th 2007 by massive_98

4. Who knows what could have happend if the lead sku for this game was for PS3 instead for PS3.

I'm just hoping we won't get assed out because bill gates has deep pockets.

Posted at 4:42PM on Apr 11th 2007 by Marco Cano Jr

5. wtf? no planes one fucking city? crap or that city is freaking huge i mean like 2 times all GTA: SA map or...someone else is the guilty for this.

i hope rockstar games say why they just included a city if they plan to add extra cities by packs or was because the limited space of the dvd but the probabilities goes for the dvd... gta:sa was a whole dvd in normal quality 480p but this stuff is HD MS should have added a dam HD DVD drive in that "Elite" SKU

Posted at 5:26PM on Apr 11th 2007 by naruto007

6. well i guess this just burst my bubble for exclusivity for the PS3... i thought this was going to be the Saviour game for the PS3... even if it was exclusive for like 6 months or something... thanks rockstar way to sell out.
Maurice also made a good point.. this game is only going to be as good as the 360 lets it.. 9 gigs is NOT next gen.....

Posted at 5:34PM on Apr 11th 2007 by Otsego_Undead

7. If the PS3 "gets stuck" with Gears of War type graphics...that would only be a good thing as the PS3 has yet to match Gears of War in graphics.

"I swear that the reason GTA4 will be only one city is because the 360 version is limited to 9gigs of data. fuckin shame if there will be only one city."

So by this same logic...why is it that the PS3 is so far behind in the Online department? Shouldn't the PS3 online experience be far superior than 360? Why have developers been canceling online support for PS3 for titles that have no problem getting online on the 360?

Your logic is deeply flawed.

Posted at 5:47PM on Apr 11th 2007 by Jon

8. What do you people want? San Andreas, while HUGE, was mostly empty landscape. There were huge scraps of land in the game that were used for absolutely nothing. Ooh... a mountain. But used for what? Nothing. It was there just tho show how big the world could be.

Instead, you're getting 1 city, that is probably going to be the most immersive, detailed, full-sized city you've every played in a game. 9GB has nothing to do with it.

And no planes? So what? 1: You're in one city, why would you need them? And 2: If you think people get upset at GTA as it is, what would happen if you could crash planes in a detailed NYC look-alike? Problems there, don't you think?

Posted at 6:22PM on Apr 11th 2007 by Adam

9. "There were huge scraps of land in the game that were used for absolutely nothing. Ooh... a mountain. But used for what? Nothing. It was there just tho show how big the world could be."

i got to disagree there buddy boy. i thought it added to feeling that you where in a "real world." i am here in la and its a good drive to las vegas, it should be in the game as well. not only that but smaller little towns, redneck, where a plenty. there was more to explore, anyone catch bigfoot in the wild, or anyone here run into aliens in the desert. i did hate does cross county mission though where you be in frisco and have to find something out in the booneys. never the less it was i trade off i was cool with.

flying that plane over the landscape was cool too!!!!111one

ps. i am using the real names of the cities the game copied because i cant remember the in game names

Posted at 6:52PM on Apr 11th 2007 by pete

10. @9
"If the PS3 "gets stuck" with Gears of War type graphics...that would only be a good thing as the PS3 has yet to match Gears of War in graphics."

Yes it Has,
Guess you haven't heard of Unreal Tournament III (which was part of a tech demo), it uses Unreal Engine 3 and is also made by Epic.
If you're looking for something exclusive to PS3, take a look at Ratchet & Clank Future.

Up Your Arsenal you 360 Fanboy

"So by this same logic...why is it that the PS3 is so far behind in the Online department? Shouldn't the PS3 online experience be far superior than 360?"

Um... no it shouldnt, Sony are just starting out with online..Or you could say its better (Free). Either way you are wrong.

"Why have developers been canceling online support for PS3 for titles that have no problem getting online on the 360? Your logic is deeply flawed."

His logic was that since the disk is small, there wont be as much content on it. Wtf are you on about?
Btw, No they haven't.

Posted at 6:59PM on Apr 11th 2007 by sam-evans

11. well people the whole point this will be less then it should, its all because of that 360, wit the ps3 blu ray we could get a even bigger city aswell as being detailed, dam 360, had to kill it 4 us, but r* could have done it difrently im sure, one gta4 for ps3, and a difrent one for 360 to its capicity aswell as the ps3 being difrent to its copacity, all im saying is dat im alittle disapointed to read that theres one city and,and "the map size isnt going to be bigger than the one from san andreas", i mean more detail is great but the ps3 is a monster, a freaking technology machine, its bad selling and commenting aint got sh*t on it, its as powerful enought to make gta4 the god of games as far as this year, but i mean i could be wrong im sure, but the 360 is seariously holding us back, we cant do stuff about it because well its supposly due october, but i feel much better to have said this, because impreety sure im mostly right. well thanks for hearing me out. LONG LIVE PS3/SONY.

I SOULD WORK FOR SONY BACING UP THE TRUTH THAT IS SONY AND HOW GOOD OF A MACHINE IT SEEMS TO BE AS IVE SEEN AND PLAYED, MOSTLY BECAUSE OF THE IGNORANCE DAT ARE THESE OTHER PEOPLE MAKING THE PS3 SEEM AS BAD AS IT "SOUNDS" BUT IF U ARE A LOYAL PERSON TO THE PLAYSTATION NATION THEN U KNOW THAT IT IS THE BEST.

Posted at 7:10PM on Apr 11th 2007 by KILLU

12. You know... he could also be Bosnian too... a double "L" is uncommon in the Serb/croat last names.. as suppose to the Bosnian versions, holding a LL for a "lyh" sound...

Getr your facts right you stupid blog idiots.

Posted at 6:57AM on Apr 13th 2007 by jase

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