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GTA V - bigger than RDR, San Andreas & GTA IV combined - PS3 version tested - underwater gameplay

DSOGaming writes: "Game Informer will be revealing new stuff all month and this is just the beginning, so this is not the end of GTA V's hype. Let's not forget that Rockstar will release the second trailer of GTA V this Wednesday. Game Informer has tested the PS3 version, hinting at PS3 being the lead platform for Rockstar's title, and have not reported anything about slowdowns or framerate issues. Hopefully there won't be such issues in the final version, even though it - more or less - seems like wishful thinking." (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Ezio2048  +   1185d ago | Well said
PS3 being the lead platform........ohh i love the smell of it...
NastyLeftHook0  +   1185d ago
yep, thats good news! i cannot wait for this game, it looks so awesome.
irepbtown  +   1184d ago
Just got bombarded with GTA V screenshots/info today and I'm overwhelmed (haven't been on gaming sites for a couple of days). I hope this game lives up to my current expectations (which I'm pretty sure it will).

One question, have anyone heard anything about Multiplayer/online yet?
LocutusEstBorg  +   1185d ago
PC is the lead platform lol... Whether it's release at the same time or not.
d3nworth1  +   1185d ago
The article said hinting ps3 being the lead platform. The pc is used to create the characters and environment but the coding is done using the console from my understanding.
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Hydrolex  +   1185d ago
PC is actually the LEAD PLATFORM.... but only when it comes to Rockstar uploading pictures and trailers of GTA V to the net

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aquamala  +   1185d ago
Yep you bet any trailers they show will be PC footage
josephayal  +   1184d ago
mah! not everyone can afford to buy a gaming PC
john2  +   1184d ago
As much as I love the PC, in this case it seems that PS3 is the lead platform. However, this could be good news if Rockstar decides to optimize it when they port it to the PC
Hellsvacancy  +   1184d ago
It might not even make it to the PC, have R* announced it for the PC yet? im not sure they have, they might screw like they did with Red Dead
Autodidactdystopia  +   1184d ago
Yall are trippin hoe. LOL

everything is made tested and designed on pc.

then the basement dwellers that make the engines tick faster have a back and fourth with the design team and over the course of about a year things are brought together.

c++ is written purely on a PC what the hell do you guys think they're sitting there with keyboards and shit coding on ps3 hell no. the ps3 requires a pc to run development tools which connect to a devkit.

all this lead platform shit kills me they have a team for whatever system they are trying to get the assets to.

you guys tend to crosstalk marketing speak with what actually happens. Lead platform is a gimmicky term that means they are developing the game and the ps3 is the one system that is furthest along in meeting performance requirements on a multiplatform game.

would make sense seeing as how last time they didnt worry about ps3 enough resulting in a disparity between consoles.

If you ask me i say the updated rage engine has been up and running on pc for over a year, this is the time where they make it all work without performance issues on consoles.

C++ is the language used then there is hardware level optimizations that take place on each system allowing the engine to perform optimally in other words the pc is always lead platform for testing purposes then all assets and engine level optimizations are painstakingly worked out on devkits. often reiteration is quick and compiled code is sent off to the system edited and changed hundreds of times in a day.
SephirothX21  +   1184d ago
No PC is not the lead platform. I know from creating game engines. Its not the hardware you code on, its the hardware you code for. Having said that, the PC version will probably launch late 2013 and should be the best version, at least graphically, once Rockstar do a better job than they did with IV's PC version.
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Autodidactdystopia  +   1184d ago

Yeah man creating game engines sounds like your thing.

You know from creating game engines?

yeah... Fucking.... right.

plus how would your experience creating game engines somehow tell you about what rockstar is doing with their game.

Anyhow I could use some equations for collision detection between multiple spline based shapes in a basic array in c# would you be able to help me out? where to look?

good thing you've created game engines... such a broad statement.... where do you get yours?

and if you'd been creating "game engines" and you were worth half your salt as a\an mathematical engineer (the guys who actually make game engines) you would not be saying things like "lead platform" you'd be working on breakpoints in debug for whatever sodding piece of shit line you need to NOP out in order to get your shitty ass hlsl glsl system working the way it was 5 minutes ago.

but thats just jibber jabber.

Pc is always lead, by deafult it is where you make games/engines etc. No way around it. It is what it is and you siting your "game engines" doesn't change jack because quite frankly, I dont think you know a Damn thing about what your talking about.
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loltonytony  +   1184d ago
Leading does not mean they code on said platform, It means there optimizing it for said platform.
Dee_91  +   1184d ago
Made on PC means that PC is Leading Platform..
Thats quite possibly the dumbest... I cant even ...

Auto I dont think you have a clear understanding of what leading platform means.Because you are very passionate about this il explain
It doesnt matter what it was made ON , what matters is whats its made FOR.
It was made for the PS3 and will be ported to other consoles and the PC. What it was made on is completely irrelevant to Leading Platform.
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pixelsword  +   1184d ago
Yeah, the PC is coming out later, if at all, because the PC is the lead platform.
Autodidactdystopia  +   1184d ago
Lets all just agree to disagree.

There is no such thing as lead platform. the closest thing that comes to lead is pc. everything works in a compiler the compiler is what is optimized for each console. its too complicated to explain here, just remember there are always multiple teams for multiple machines. the "lead" on a multiplat like this is just gimmick talk. they are all working equally as hard to get code already created running optimally on the system they specialize in.

in my experience unless this is an exclusive title for a specific machine the term "lead" is given to either whoever is furthest along, or whoever will shut the most fan complaints up.

In this case you all seem to think pc is last even though it comes first in the development cycle. the reason you all disagree is that once the gameplay mechanics and most of the engine are alpha they stop optimizing their code for x86 hardware and begin porting to whichever console they are working on. ie rewriting syntax sensitive scheduling for optimization on cell.

whatever you think is fine. i just dont like it when people dont seem to understand that mplat games arent created for one system or another, they are created simultaneously by separate teams AFTER much-all of the game code is finished in its raw form on pc in c/c++/c#.

one of the reasons only console exclusives really pull away from the pack in terms of visuals/performance.

lead? just a gimmick
Dee_91  +   1182d ago
no you just dont know what leading platform means.
Hydrolex  +   1185d ago
yes, the PS3 is too hard to work on era is gone. Developers are now more comfortable with the CELL and are aware of its power and blu-ray makes a huge difference in enormous games like GTA V.
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SAE  +   1185d ago
if they cant make games on ps3 then they are not ready for next generation, so this is sign that they are looking forward to make a next generation game since they are doing a challenging things in gta v ...
aquamala  +   1185d ago
is that why multi plat games look exactly the same on 360 and PS3?
Hydrolex  +   1185d ago

You could blame that on Developers being Lazy or maybe they don't want one version to be superior to the other version to not upset fans ?

But what you can do is look at PS3 exclusives, and Xbox 360 exclusives. PS3 exclusives just blow 360 exclusives out of the water.

anyways, this is going off topic. I'm not a fanboy. I'm a factboy
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   1184d ago
@ Hydrolex

"PS3 exclusives just blow 360 exclusives out of the water."

That is not fact, that is opinion.

Hydrolex you are NOT a factboy since you don't even know what a fact is.
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Marquis_de_Sade  +   1184d ago
It has taken them long enough.
irepbtown  +   1184d ago
Building a game ground up instead of porting will bring the best out of consoles and PC.

But devs are lazy (as my bros have mentioned) and just want to port which I guess is cheaper and quicker.

This is why I reckon GTA V will be spectacular on each platform. I don't know if they're porting or not, but from the looks of things I reckon they're doing it ground up for each (especially considering there's no PC news).

We just have to wait and see...
Cam977  +   1185d ago
THEY'VE DONE IT, they've finally done it!
HammadTheBeast  +   1184d ago
NukaCola  +   1184d ago
Why can't I hold all these feels, bros...?
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showtimefolks  +   1185d ago
already pre ordered i hope this time there is a lot more to do in this huge world.
TopDudeMan  +   1184d ago
I'd like it if they had a similar side mission to san andreas where you would have to take over and defend gang territory.
andibandit  +   1185d ago
i just had a hint from an informer that PC is leading platform.....oh noes
GraveLord  +   1184d ago
Yup. Certainly the best way to handle a game like this.

Hopefully DLC is released simultaneously for both consoles. If they have to pick one, then I hope we PS3 owners get it first :D
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1184d ago
still getting on pc. draw distance on console? lol no thanks. I hope it's well optimized like max payne 3 was.

Also why would I miss out on this kinda free stuff?
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jd666  +   1184d ago
zeddy  +   1184d ago
good, i thought gta 4 was kinda small map wise, even san andreas was bigger.
EyesAblaze  +   1184d ago
smells like win
TrevorPhillips  +   1185d ago
Damnnnnn that's bloody huge :O

I want this game!!!!
Donnieboi  +   1185d ago
Bigger does not equal better. I want the game anyway, but I wish you rockstar spoke more about the gameplay mechanics. They mostly only talk about the scenary unfortunately. Hopefully the trailer includes a glimps of how it will play.
Sp1d3ynut  +   1185d ago
"Bigger does not equal better"

No matter how many times you say it...your girlfriend ain't buyin' it.
Donnieboi  +   1185d ago
gta2800  +   1184d ago
Damn, that's a fucked up burn right there lol.
TheLog  +   1185d ago
Its just gonna be an upgraded GTA 4 with extra 2 main characters.

-mini games gonna be lesser then previous games
-no property purchases
-only customizable clothes.
-no relationships

Whats the use of a bigger world when there is nothing much to do. Dont tell me we gonna shoot 1000 pigeons!
Knight_Crawler  +   1184d ago
You sound like you want GTA to become The Sims, if you want to play the sims so bad go buy the game.

San Andreas has a huge map and even though it was empty it still was fun to explore and look for big foot :)
HammadTheBeast  +   1184d ago
Better and more mini games.
Property purchases, I will miss.
Customizabl clothing is there.
F*** relationships. It was annoying as hell in GTA IV. Also, there's tons to do in the world, and dynamic missions as well.
onyoursistersback  +   1184d ago
the xbox will have like 8 dvd's in it, with a huge install!
rpd123  +   1184d ago
You don't have to install on 360. There'll probably be a massive mandatory install for PS3. Each has their advantages.
Clarence  +   1185d ago
PS3 should always be the lead platform. The game will be a beast on the PS3 because of this.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1185d ago
Yep both this and MGS Ground Zeros look to take full advantage of PS3.
Y_5150  +   1185d ago
PS3 dominance!

Edit: I sound like a total fanboy with my statement above... I want to see a GTA game be released on a Nintendo home console for once. That would be great! Evryone needs to experience this game no matter what platform you are on! :P
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NeverEnding1989  +   1185d ago
More like
PS3 equality!
MasterCornholio  +   1185d ago
Yep like Dishonored.


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TheModernKamikaze  +   1185d ago
I hope both Xbox 360 and PS3 have the same quality and have not one favor to the other. Going to buy this in the PS3, just like how I bought San Andreas for PS2.
Ares90  +   1185d ago
Are you listening Bethesda????
NastyLeftHook0  +   1185d ago
bethesda right now are so full of bs its unbelievable. gta v is going to be HUGE! way bigger than skyrim and bethesda has the nerve to complain, its shady.
Skate-AK  +   1185d ago
That's awesome. Games ported from PS3 to 360 run better than 360 to PS3.
FlameHawk  +   1185d ago
They better seriously -.-. They betrayed us when they gave 360 timed exclusive. It was because of the PS2 that GTA got where it is now.
JamieL  +   1184d ago
I bet you'd betray your own mother for 50 million dollars, so why hold that against them? They are a BUSINESS, in it for $$$ not for your warped sense of loyalty, and they were never owned by Sony so how did they betray them exactly? Besides GTA sold PS2's not the other way around. Sony should be sucking Rockstars d#@k, Rockstar owed them NOTHING, ever.
black911  +   1185d ago
GTA5 sounds like GTA4 but bigger. :(
Etseix  +   1185d ago
wich.. might... and might not be something good... IF they add all the stuff you were able to do on San Andreas, then yeah pretty awesome, but if ( im going to get flamed by this for sure ) they only add the repetitive stuff from GTA4 then it's going to suck, i'm starting to imagine, the last missions, going from point a to point b, 30 min driving or w/e and...then you die , oh dear........
SAE  +   1185d ago
i wish if it was a pc lead even though i dont game in pc , but this is better then 360 to ps3 , it will benefit all platforms ...

good step rockstar ^^
danieldeath  +   1185d ago
Cant buy properties , cant customize characters, no side-mission structure , :(.
CandyCaptain  +   1185d ago
Well in San Andreas, it's not like every property was a winner, some were shacks. And a lot of them shared the same inside.(If not incredibly similar.) When looked at it like that,I think a few detailed and unique homes would be preferred to what was in San Andreas.
danieldeath  +   1185d ago
but how are you gonna focus on the "almighty dollar" and not include the buying of business-related properties and even managing them like in VCS?
IronFistChinMi  +   1185d ago
The article stated that there will be an economy, within which the player can spend their money on, just not houses.
Mkai28  +   1185d ago
I think it's better this way. Developers who have 360 lead will most likely have problems trying to put it on the ps3. They should lead it on the PS3, max it out( if the 360 can handle it) have 2 disc for the 360 version one for install. I think this way both platforms will be the same quality. But gta4 was the same on both wasn't it?
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1185d ago
I wonder how much discs it will be on for 360.
seanpitt23  +   1185d ago
I guessing 5 disc 3 for story 2 for mp lol
xPhearR3dx  +   1184d ago
I say 2 discs. 1 for SP and 1 for MP. The only reason L.A. Noire was on 3 disc was because of the motion capture technology. If it does end up on 3 disc, I think Rockstar will make the 2nd SP disc an install only disc like Halo 4.
TheSaint  +   1185d ago
Jesus, that's freaking HUGE! Bigger than ALL of those COMBINED!!

Holy CRAP.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1185d ago
ps3 isn't the lead platform, just cause a game is tested on a certain console doesn't make it the "lead" console, it means it's being tested on that console because the previous consoles have already been tested way before that certain test console.
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jd666  +   1184d ago
Couldn't agree with you LESS!!! When they're showing the game running to the world for the 1st time they're obviously going to show it the best way they can ie on the lead platform, to show a weaker version would be idiotic!!!
Veneno  +   1185d ago
Bigger than all those games combined, but only 30 % the content of the original San Andreas.
jd666  +   1185d ago
If true that makes sense, both console versions will be near identical!
Slugg3r  +   1185d ago
I just hope that R* will make a solid PC version like they did with Max Payne 3. Hoping it doesn't take too much time to get the PC version out...
seanpitt23  +   1185d ago
Yes the ps3 will show its true power just in time for next gen
sway_z  +   1185d ago
I am afraid the good news that is GTA5 is being soured by dumb fanboy comments comparing a game that few have seen running yet....making comparisons completely pointless at this stage.

How anyone can be so insecure over a slab of electronic components (consoles) and an unreleased game (GTA5) disc is beyond logic??

Rockstar are in a different league to Bethesda, they will make the best versions possible for both PS3/360...The PS3 had to be the lead platform due to the ease of development in multiplats. We all should know its easier to port from PS3, not to PS3.

Quit pre-mature concern and just be happy 2013 is the swansong of this current generation :)
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grandv  +   1184d ago
what about pc please anyone can he tell me
DigitalAnalog  +   1184d ago
But here comes the REAL question:
Is it 720p on the PS3 this time around? Or is it sub-hd just like the last 2 open world games from R*?
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Zynga  +   1184d ago
I guess next year we will find out.
-Gespenst-  +   1184d ago
That's like Panau sized but with more much more detail and interactivity and much more of a sense of a living, breathing world. Jeez, gotta get this.
Master of Unlocking  +   1184d ago
Can't wait.
violents  +   1184d ago
GTA V - bigger than RDR, San Andreas & GTA IV combined

Awsome, can't wait to play it.
stage88  +   1184d ago
It makes sense the PS3 being the lead. Glad they did this and can't wait for this game!
C0MPUT3R  +   1184d ago
Dat Blu-ray storage space.
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Soldierone  +   1184d ago
Hope there is fast
x5exotic  +   1184d ago
Wait only los santos? What good is one big map with no variety at all? San Andreas was big enough, more details and more cities is better than just less cities with more area. Fucking lame. Skyrim all over again.
Monkeycan8  +   1184d ago
Look at some screenshots man... >.> the variety is very well alive. Deserts snow capped mountains rural areas forests lakes farms and the beach and city. Also under F*cking water!

Edit: and I bet you their is more they aren't showing.
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KingKevo  +   1184d ago
Does anyone know where to see the screenshots (with the HUD) the article was referring to ("the one that can be seen seen in the following screenshots")? I'd really like to see those too but I'm afraid the had to take them down if there ever were any.
TotalHitman  +   1184d ago
It will be funny if this isn't released for PC like RDR. PC players are too stuck up for their own good.
slugboss  +   1184d ago
Whereas you'd be enjoying vastly superior games, if not for being stuck down to a console? *scoffs*
TotalHitman  +   1183d ago
Lol, who cares about graphics, physics etc

All I care about in a game is the story.
ThatIrishGamer  +   1184d ago
Wow. . . .so LOTS of comedy clubs to take all your relatives to then? Maybe even a couple of extra bowling alleys?!

Keep up the good work Rockstar.
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