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Grand Theft Auto IV features 16 player multiplayer

The PlayStation Holiday event in Canada featured a number of third party publishers, such as Rockstar. Although they were focused primarily on Manhunt 2, inquiring members of the press had to find out something new about Grand Theft Auto IV. Well, it appears that Gaming Excellence succeeded. The development team is considering having an open world from the very start of the game, breaking the long-running tradition of restricting player's freedom at first. Considering how massive the world of GTA IV will be, would that immediate openness become too daunting?

More excitingly, however, is the addition of 16 player online multiplayer. Fans of the PSP Grand Theft Auto games know that GTA multiplayer can be quite fun, due to its variety of weapons and vehicles. More than simple deathmatch is planned, and that has us quite excited.

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1. Lol. First again...

Posted at 3:48PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Titty Pink

2. watch ill be third...? no second? >.

Posted at 3:56PM on Oct 16th 2007 by qwerter

3. @1 You're quite possibly the greatest person ever born.

On topic: This is some pretty fantastic news. Who would argue with the long delay if it means 16-player GTA online? Sounds like a fair trade to me.

Also, I'm interested to see how R* handles squeezing the entirety of Liberty City onto a single DVD9 to accommodate a certain other stone-age "next gen" system ;)

Posted at 3:58PM on Oct 16th 2007 by XanthouS

4. @3
Probably the same way they plan to get around the lack diversified RAM on your "next gen" system.

Posted at 4:06PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Ten Dolla Bill

5. @3 Wondering how they are going to fit it but well they will figure it out. Dont want to start a flame war. But this is will be the greatest sand box game of all time and a contender for best multiplayer experience.

Posted at 4:21PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Haiddasalami

6. @4.
The non-diversified RAM and limit of DVD9 both suck. RAM issues can be remedied by HD cache-ing though. The only workaround DVD9 size limit is extremely aggressive data compression/decompression, which will cause lag and more load times. Assassin's Creed already said they were having a hard time with the 360 DVD9 size limit, but they didn't say peep about having issues with PS3 RAM. I think that tells you all you need to know about which one is the larger problem.

Posted at 4:22PM on Oct 16th 2007 by LW

7. Oh, and a firmware upgrade could allow the 256MB currently reserved for System memory to become available for applications too, it's not limited by the hardware. It's the OS that determines what goes in and out of RAM, not the hardware. No firmware upgrade is going to increase the size of DVD9.

Posted at 4:25PM on Oct 16th 2007 by LW

8. @6
I think another thing to add is that developers are not used to programing for the PS3 yet. This will be remedied with time. Nothing can be done for the dvd 9 problem, unless they started making games on HDVD's for xbox.

Posted at 4:34PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Luke


Posted at 4:40PM on Oct 16th 2007 by G26-VERCETTI

10. I'm most excited about the hinted at multiplayer mode where you chase down your friend, the criminal, or vice versa. I hope this is still happening. I think playing basically cops and robbers could be really fun.


Michael C. Sherrin

Posted at 4:42PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Michael C. Sherrin

11. *off-topic*

hahah... Death Kill City II rules. it has gangbangers, crooked cops, kunoichis, and mecha.

Posted at 5:14PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Saffie

12. Wouldn't it be great if you could create your own gangs(clans) and fight for turf in GTA?

That would be sweet.

Posted at 5:49PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Andy

13. Good news this is. GTA SA had all locals unlocked at the beginning, the only thing was if you went to any of the places the story hadn't led you to yet you would get an immediate 5-6 star police wanted level.

I wonder if they will do that or do something like "Just Cause" where you literally can go everywhere at the beginning.

MP will hopefully be more than DM run and gun.

Posted at 8:20PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Tim

14. @9
Caps Lock is Cruise Control For Cool!

Posted at 9:40PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Autopsy15

15. @9
Caps Lock is Cruise Control For Cool!

Posted at 9:44PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Autopsy15

16. Dammit! Stupid comment system!

Posted at 9:45PM on Oct 16th 2007 by Autopsy15

17. AUTOPU$$$Y15 lol quit commenting so much man, were all just happy 16 players and well i didnt want open areas at begining closed makes it fresher everytime. gtaIV

Posted at 12:56AM on Oct 17th 2007 by G26-VERCETTI

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