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."

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Ezio20481716d ago

PS3 being the lead platform........ohh i love the smell of it...

NastyLeftHook01716d ago

yep, thats good news! i cannot wait for this game, it looks so awesome.

irepbtown1715d 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?

LocutusEstBorg1716d ago

PC is the lead platform lol... Whether it's release at the same time or not.

d3nworth11716d ago (Edited 1716d 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.

Hydrolex1716d ago (Edited 1716d ago )

PC is actually the LEAD PLATFORM.... but only when it comes to Rockstar uploading pictures and trailers of GTA V to the net


aquamala1716d ago

Yep you bet any trailers they show will be PC footage

josephayal1716d ago

mah! not everyone can afford to buy a gaming PC

john21716d 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

Hellsvacancy1716d 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

Autodidactdystopia1715d 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.

SephirothX211715d ago (Edited 1715d 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.

Autodidactdystopia1715d ago (Edited 1715d 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.

loltonytony1715d ago

Leading does not mean they code on said platform, It means there optimizing it for said platform.

Dee_911715d ago (Edited 1715d 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.

pixelsword1715d ago

Yeah, the PC is coming out later, if at all, because the PC is the lead platform.

Autodidactdystopia1715d 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_911713d ago

no you just dont know what leading platform means.

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Hydrolex1716d ago (Edited 1716d 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.

SAE1716d 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 ...

aquamala1716d ago

is that why multi plat games look exactly the same on 360 and PS3?

Hydrolex1716d ago (Edited 1716d 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

Lvl_up_gamer1716d ago (Edited 1716d 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.

Marquis_de_Sade1715d ago

It has taken them long enough.

irepbtown1715d 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...

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Cam9771716d ago

THEY'VE DONE IT, they've finally done it!

HammadTheBeast1716d ago


NukaCola1716d ago (Edited 1716d ago )

Why can't I hold all these feels, bros...?

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showtimefolks1716d ago

already pre ordered i hope this time there is a lot more to do in this huge world.

TopDudeMan1715d 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.

andibandit1716d ago

i just had a hint from an informer that PC is leading platform.....oh noes

GraveLord1716d 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

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1715d ago (Edited 1715d 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?

zeddy1715d ago

good, i thought gta 4 was kinda small map wise, even san andreas was bigger.

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TrevorPhillips1716d ago

Damnnnnn that's bloody huge :O

I want this game!!!!

Donnieboi1716d 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.

Sp1d3ynut1716d ago

"Bigger does not equal better"

No matter how many times you say it...your girlfriend ain't buyin' it.

gta28001715d ago

Damn, that's a fucked up burn right there lol.

TheLog1716d 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_Crawler1716d 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 :)

HammadTheBeast1716d 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.

LackTrue4K1715d ago

the xbox will have like 8 dvd's in it, with a huge install!

rpd1231715d ago

You don't have to install on 360. There'll probably be a massive mandatory install for PS3. Each has their advantages.

Clarence1716d ago

PS3 should always be the lead platform. The game will be a beast on the PS3 because of this.

WeskerChildReborned1716d ago

Yep both this and MGS Ground Zeros look to take full advantage of PS3.

Y_51501716d ago (Edited 1716d 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

MasterCornholio1716d ago

Yep like Dishonored.


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TheModernKamikaze1716d 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.

Ares901716d ago

Are you listening Bethesda????

NastyLeftHook01716d 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.