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GTAIV to run at 30 FPS on PS3 and 360; Looking Identical on Both Systems and More - 1UP Yours 02/29/09

A 1UP Yours on Leap Day is like a free show, or something. The regular four discuss GTA IV and confirms that the game will run at a solid 30FPS on both the Xbox 360 and PS3. According to them, both version of the game look identical however, the PS3 version is a little behind in development but as it stands now, it will be launching along side the Xbox 360 version. Also Some information Lost Odyssey's annoying save system, Frontlines, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and many more.

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decapitator3106d ago (Edited 3106d ago )

Sounds like, whatever R* has done with the multiplayer aspect of the game is sure to blow gamers away. I seriously cannot wait. Also good to see the PS3 version up and running. Seeing as how I only have a PS3 now (my 360 died), this is certainly good news for me.

EDIT: Also anyone that thought this game would run at 60fps isn't thinking realistically. I mean it could be done if it was a first party game aimed at a particular game system but it aint so 30 is definitely good news.

sonarus3106d ago

even if it was a first party game, 60fps would be extremely hard to pull off for an open world game as expansive as GTA. The older versions didnt always run steady at 30fps though so a constant framerate is all i require

pharmd3106d ago

...sounds like a win-win for everyone...

get ur game on:P

Vash_The_Stampede3106d ago

Maybe.....just maybe in the future R* will have the new GTA's running at 60 fps. By then the new microsoft console will be out, but the PS3 will still be here kickin strong and running it with ease.

Launch 60gb upgraded to 320gb.

Launch 360 downgraded to........well you know.

jackdoe3106d ago (Edited 3106d ago )

For the incredible size of the world, I think a stable 30 fps is good. Also, even though some people *cough* PoG *cough* want to dispute it, the fact is that the PS3 version looks and runs great. Which is a plus. I don't know how many more shoddy ports I could take. But different sites have the PS3 build being anywhere from one (1up) to three weeks (spong) behind which is strange. My guess is one week, or else they wouldn't have shown the game to the press.

Odion3106d ago OffTopicShow
sonarus3106d ago

lol @ odion hope he didnt hurt your feelings. For a game like GTA i dont think 60fps is a necessity

RecSpec3106d ago

By the end of the gen I think we will see it. The series has advanced a lot from 3 to San Andreas.

etownone3106d ago

Gears plays great at 30fps.
GTA4 will play at 30 fps.

so how come a game like COD4 that looks better than both those games run steady at 60 fps on both 360/ps3?

open world? nah..... just pay infinity ward for their game engine.

sarcastoid3106d ago

COD 4 is an extremely linear game for starters... IW has said that they do NOT like open world, sandbox style gameplay and that they want their games to be heavily scripted and linear. It's debatable whether it looks better than GoW but IMO it certainly does not. But you can't honestly imply that if Infinity Ward was doing GTA that it would be 60fps if they were to make it the same look and openness as Rockstar is making it. You're kidding yourself.

sonarus3106d ago

everyone talks like gears of war has mind blowing graphics. Yes it did 2 YEARS AGO. There are so many games that will (and already have) surpass gears of war graphically and i think call of duty was one of them.

I was a big fan of gears of war 1 i just wish Epic didn't license the unreal engine to every tom d!ck and harry to play with and f up making countless numbers of ugly unreal engine games. It has essentially killed that unique look. No matter how many textures or pixel shaders or polygons they pack into gears 2 it prob won't be very impressive to me because i am tired of the look.

Hopefully i am wrong i really enjoyed that cover based game play in gears. Thats prob what i liked most about uncharted too. Its nice to slow it down sometimes and not run around getting shot like a buffoon.

Kr1553106d ago (Edited 3106d ago )

some of you make it sound like 60 fps is new to this generation. You do realize that there are PS1 games that run at 60 fps. the fact is it's a development decision, and it always has been. Run the game at 60fps, or make the game look better, render more detail and run it at 30 fps. and if you actually think that COD4 and GTA4 are comparable you really need to think about that. In COD4 the maps are small and claustrophobic. It allows for a higher level of detail and a fast frame rate because there really isn't much there. GTA4 is one enormous map and while the whole thing isn't rendered at once, alot more has to be rendered at any given time than COD4. Take a look at the screen shots of GTA4. look at all the people walking in the streets that not only have to be rendered but have AI too. look at how many buildings there are and how large they are. Look at how far away you can see. COD4 while certainly one of the best looking games around doesn't make the console do half the things that GTA4 does. It is likely that if R* continues to develop this franchise that thier goals are to make the game more expansive and get much more on the screen at once. Not increase the frame rate espesially with how cinimatic the game is. Games focused on competition, or racing games are better served by the faster frame rate thats just the way it is.

VigorousApathy3106d ago

Right on Kr155. Comparing COD4's framerate and graphics makes as little sense as comparing the graphics of cars from Gran Turismo 5. COD4 would be 5 frames a second if it was trying to display the same amount of information that is in any moment of GTA 4.

Seraphim3105d ago

bubble for you...

I was wondering how far I'd get in this before seeing some .... make some crap statement about frame rates. The modern gamer is so misinformed. Both are essential for gaming and both have their strong and weak points. It's up to the developer to create what kind of game they want and they take many factors into consideration when deciding 30 or 60 FPS. Now if only all these idiots [in general, not toward anyone directly] can get that through their thick and narrow minded skulls. What enrages me is all these so called "gamers" crying about Frames Per Second. Oh, I'm not buying *insert game* because the developers suck. They can't even run 60 FPS. I refuse to buy a game that isn't 60 FPS. This and the no online play card are my two pet peeves with gamers.

Fact of the matter is that I hope developers stop disclosing this kind of information. If another developer wants to know, fine, tell them. But there's no reason for the average gamer, or reviewer to care or know how many FPS a game runs. It's irrelevant to the game and quality of. Both are a necessity for gaming and that's the simple fact of the matter...

poos33105d ago

cogd4 does not look better than gears of war ,kids these daysdont even know anything about graphic processing play gears of war on a 40 inch hd tv ull notice gears is still the best looking console game atm followed by cod4 singleplayer only.

godofthunder103105d ago

as i was reading all the posts,i knew it was to good for everyone to have a grownup conversation.as i started reading the first few post people talking about the game but when i got to Vash_The_Stampede he had to mess every thing up and post a fanboy article.
it's people like him that act childish and never make since.here's a kid that says the 360 want be around long and then the ps3 will beable to run at 60 fps,hell they both can run at 60fps sometime the 360 version of a game runs at 60fps and the ps3 version runs at 30fps.i bet if you put them side by side he want even beable to tell the difference,he's just a childish fanboy that had to bring up that his system is better then the other when he doesn't even know what's he's talking about.like one person said they had games running at 60 fps on some games last gen.
he act like a child that doesn't want anyone to play with his toys when he says things like he posted.he acts as if he will lose something if the 360 have the same games like the ps3 have and hopeing that the 360 fails.but he might as well shut up about it because the ps and xbox will be here to stay as long as people want to play video games,alreay micro and sony are working on their new systems already.
i wish that all this childish talking stops and all games were on all three systems and their isn't even any exclusive(it's almost there now).why do people like him that have a certain system hope that the other one fails or hope that a certain game will be on their system and not the other.they act as if it will hurt them or they think that the company that made their system will give them a free game or system,but they couldn't give a sh*t about him or any other fanboy all they want to do is sell systems and they will lie to do it,hell they already did.
i own a 360 and i wish that a certain game was on the 360 that's exclusive to the ps3(like kill zone)and i know that they have an exclusive game on the 360 that he wish he had on the ps3 but he will never admit it because he's childish and will never admit that the 360 have good games.
the truth is that they are both damn systems with good games.the developers already said that the 360 does dome things better then the ps3 and vice versa but he will still say it's not true.
i wish that people like him will stop acting childish and like they own the company that made their systems.why would a person like him wish that the syatem that he don't own fail because it want help him one damn bit all it will do is stop people from playing games and it want help him one bit.
he need to just enjoy the system and games he have instead of wishing that the other system fail because it doesn't concern him one damn bit and all the fan boys should just enjoy their systems and games and don't even worry about the other,unless you are like me and wish that everyone will enjoy their systems and wish that every one could enjoy all the games because every one deserve to enjoy them not just a person with a certain systems..i own a 360 and i admit that i don't like sony but i don't wish that the ps3 fails or break down on anyone and i'll even admit that the ps3 is a good system unlike people like him that will never admit that about the 360 hell he will never admit that the 360 have any good games because he acts childish and it's about time he grows up.

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TriggerHappy3106d ago

Day one. Purchased confirmed.

EZCheez3106d ago

Was there ever any doubt?

sonarus3106d ago

i dunno. am still sort of meh on GTA4 to be honest. I will still be getting it for sure but i seriously doubt it will be a day one purchase

-EvoAnubis-3105d ago

...see you guys in Liberty City on the 29th of April. Just look for the fireworks and widespread panic. I'll be in the middle of it.

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niall773106d ago

... well until GTA5 or GTA4 Vice City

ELite_Ghost3106d ago

w/e my tv upconverts games to 120hz

i have the samsung LNT 4671

ravenguard883106d ago

i dont think you get it...

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Primetimebt3106d ago

I have a Bravia XBR4 with the 120hz motion flow I doubt your TV is going to upscale the frames per second but it will make it alot smoother.

MrWonderful3106d ago

no need to make remarks like that. he really may not be able to afford that, but since we are on the subject i could crush you with my wallet son!...................serious ly

chuck has spoken

ELite_Ghost3106d ago (Edited 3106d ago )

k that's what i meant, it makes it smoother, period!
and my tv owns you, bravia boy!

Bonsai12143106d ago

120hz only impacts movies anyways. it has nothing to do with games.

gogators3106d ago

and it's supposedly helps improve against blur in movies by clearing each frame more quickly. It won't help improve your game's picture by increasing the number of frames. Though my 81F 52 inch Samsung back lit LED LCD with 120 hz refresh rating looks very nice when just about any game is played on it.

Seraphim3105d ago

4.5 -
k that's what i meant, it makes it smoother, period!
and my tv owns you, bravia boy!

Lol, last I checked Sony and Samsung LCDs are produced on the same line. They're essentially the same flipping thing from top to bottom. The only real thing that differentiates them is the case and name on them. All important features and lcd panels are the same... Matter of fact, the production line was a joint effort by Samsung and Sony. Probably the sole reason Samsung is in the position they're in right now in the LCD market. So for starters get educated on the subject. Secondly don't go talking crap like your Sammy is the bomb and all that over the Bravia. Especially when the words XBR4 come after it... :P Sony and Samsung = Same Quality from top to bottom. No question about it.

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SUP3R3106d ago

I was hoping really hard it would have been 60FPS lol although I was positive it wouldn't happen, but I'm glad it doesn't drop lower that the 30FPS in all of the previews.