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Grand Theft Auto V pushes PS3, Xbox 360 to their limit, Rockstar says

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Aug 2013 19:28 User comments (6)

Grand Theft Auto V pushes PS3, Xbox 360 to their limit, Rockstar says Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto V pushes the ageing Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console to their technical limits.
Leslie Benzies, president of Rockstar North, told GameSpot that the developer had sought to push the consoles to their absolute limit with its ambitious new title from the blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

"We wanted to push these consoles to their limit. I think we've squeezed every single ounce of power out of these boxes that we can," he said.

The game, when released, requires a mandatory 8GB install on both consoles. On the Xbox 360, the game ships with two discs but the developer said there will be no need to swap the discs at any point in play.

Rockstar also sought to make the game appear and feel as real-world as it technically can at this point, with even the placement of trees given all the thought it needs.

"Our goal was to simulate what's outside [in the real world], to make it feel good, and tidy up all the rough edges that we thought GTAIV had," Benzies said.

"It was to get it so the handling feels perfect, the gunplay feels perfect. And also the online side of it--that's been a goal for years. We've started it a few times before, but we've never finished it. That's what we wanted to do, basically."

Grand Theft Auto V launches in a month.

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6 user comments

115.8.2013 20:10

wow...8gb is a lot. especially if you have 12gb model coming out soon.

216.8.2013 2:41

What a waste bringing this to current gen systems. Why tap out current gen systems when you can go untapped in 2 months on next gen? It's not like they have a deadline, they've put it off how many times already and on top expecting people to reserve that much space to run it is ridiculous. Uncharted 3 pushed the envelope with the PS3 and that was how many years ago....

316.8.2013 8:59

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
What a waste bringing this to current gen systems. Why tap out current gen systems when you can go untapped in 2 months on next gen? It's not like they have a deadline, they've put it off how many times already and on top expecting people to reserve that much space to run it is ridiculous. Uncharted 3 pushed the envelope with the PS3 and that was how many years ago....
It's not like development started last month or something...

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416.8.2013 10:00

20fps incoming!

516.8.2013 12:30

Originally posted by NeoandGeo:
20fps incoming!
LOL, lets get the stop motion video rolling.

618.8.2013 0:43

But... don't they ALLWAYS say this with AAA games?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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