Submitted by Cyrus365 2482d ago | rumor

GTA IV PC to enable cross platform PC-360 online play?

Maxconsole writes: "Rockstar games has updated the Official GTA IV website and it is now carrying a Games for Windows LIVE logo. This has sparked speculation that GTA may soon allow for cross platform play between PC and Xbox 360 and the PC may also be receiving the delayed 'exclusive' Xbox 360 GTA IV DLC..." (Grand Theft Auto IV, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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BigKev45  +   2482d ago
GTA IV PC to enable cross platform PC-360 online play?
I'm sure not.
doshey  +   2482d ago
oh let them have it it wont help this crappy game
Lifendz  +   2482d ago
Ouch. I gave up on it for about a month but, at the urging of a close friend, I picked it up again. Story took off like a runaway train and I was left floored at how good the game got. I tried multiplayer once and just prefered COD4 but I don't think the game was crappy. Underwhelming...probably. Not worth the 10s? Certainly. But crappy...that's a stretch
mikeslemonade  +   2482d ago
Microsoft would never allow that. UT3 should have been crossplatform but no.
kewlkat007  +   2482d ago
Come on mikeslemonade
PC UT3 gamers Vs Console UT3 gamers..

Well that's straight murder.
whoelse  +   2482d ago
The GTA storyline was good until the 3rd island where it started to drag a little and the missions were becoming more or less identical to previous ones.
The Kingslayer  +   2482d ago
This is cake baby!!!
It's your bday...
Shane Kim  +   2482d ago
Are people still playing this game?
whoknew  +   2482d ago
PS3 version of GTA4 is SUPERIOR
Swedish gaming mag Gamereactor said that there are MAJOR DIFFERENCES between the 2 version

Swedish Gamereactor mentioned in their 10/10 review that they were pretty surprised regarding the difference between the PS3 and 360-versions. The PS3-version features better colours, contrast, load times and what looks to be better resolution textures. The game also looks sharper and has a more stable fps.



"For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud".

X360 version has FR dips too . more frequent than the PS3 version
"Past GTA titles have had mild-to-serious framerate issues and technical glitches, because the games were trying to do far more than the PlayStation 2 could handle. While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on 360) there is some texture pop-in, but it actually runs better than I expected. That a game with great AI, an awesome physics engine and a detailed open world runs so well and with such short load times is a technical marvel. For that, I can forgive framerate issues and some noticeable aliasing. "


"PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp "



"Occasional pop-up".........ONLY IN X360 version of GTA4


So happy that i own a PS3

GAMESRADAR also confirms that PS3 version is SUPERIOR

"While the PS3 and 360 versions of the game are functionally identical, the PS3's visuals sport noticeably smoother edges, along with a warmer color palette that makes everything look slightly more realistic. If you're looking to compare Accomplishments with your Achievement-hoarding friends, though, forget it - GTA IV ignores these half-assed consolation prizes altogether. PS3 owners also have to put up with a nearly eight-minute installation the first time they start the game, which puts the normally slower Blu-ray load times on par with the Xbox 360 version. (That is, unless it's running on a 360 with no hard drive, which we're told will face much longer loads.)"

Others here u go

x360 version of GTA4 will cause your xbox 3 FIX me to permannently RROD

apparently there is no fix for the FREEZING on the X360 version

x360 version's freezing is HW related


soi freezing in GIMPED BOX 3 FIX me version has no FIX

x360 version cant be played at FULL SCREEN also








It is OVER for XBUTTS and 3 FIX ME


You can easily determine the best version from a series of Comparison videos



As seen in the video one version sports SLIGHTLY brighter and more saturated colours . Look at the water at the end. Look at the ROADS.

You could compare this video to IGN's comparison

http://www.onlineflvplayer.... http://media.rockstarwatch....


look at the DIFFERENCES in COLORS of the cars/ shadows/ roads. Notice that one features yellow stripes on the roads which appear as white stripes on the other version. Notice the shadows which appear dark orange on one version. Notice the car which appears slightly more greenish on the ps3 version. The yellowish green tint is VERY MUCH NOTICEABLE in one version only. see the comparison footages from 3:00 to the end to base your judgement



Clearly the video demonstrates the slight improved brightness and color depth in one of the versions

VIDEO GAMER comparison



http://www.youtube.com/watc... View
Charmers  +   2482d ago
I think you might find it's the PC version that is more superior
Rhezin  +   2482d ago
360 owners are, remember we got EXCLUSIVE DLC hahahahaha
obviously you've moved on to play...uhhh....what again? C-YA WOULDN'T WANNA B-YA
PirateThom  +   2481d ago
Other games, ones that aren't boring.

Where is that DLC, by the way?
Rhezin  +   2482d ago
sony fanboys think this game is crap now that Rockstar jippd em outta DLC
I find it hilarious, watch once MGS4 goes to 360 they'll think THAT game is crap too.
doshey  +   2482d ago
really cuz i thought it was crappy when played it for an hour and learned it was boring and almost a step back in the series
chaosatom333  +   2482d ago
um everyone thinks this game is crap or mediocore
except you.
boodybandit  +   2481d ago
Check my profile Rhezin
I completed GTAIV on the 360 and I don't think it was a very good game. I wanted to stop 2/3rds of the way through but I do my best to always finish what I start. I have zero interest in playing GTAIV online. I tried it and hated it. I am slightly interested in the DLC if it ever comes out. Hopefully it will be worth the wait and not over priced. I am holding on to my copy until I know what the DLC consist of.
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Masko  +   2481d ago
ima give u a pity bubble
Eiffel  +   2482d ago
Okay let me lighten this up with a simple math problem

GTA IV + PC = Mods
Mods + GTA = Fun time.

Hope this clears why this is such a big deal for the game, some developer may just bring a little san andreas into this lacking title.
360rxorz  +   2482d ago
Yet more reasons why the 360 is the console to own. Getting entire new cities as DLC, superior online serivce, and will soon be able to play with PC gamers. What does the PS3 have? Nothing. It can't even run the game as good as the 360, and the graphics are watered down to make do with its inferior hardware.

R* clearly knows that the 360 is the best, so they made it the lead platform, are giving it DLC bigger than Vice City and San Andreas, and cross platform PC-360 online play.
doshey  +   2482d ago
R* clearly knows that the 360 is the best, so they made it the lead platform, are giving it DLC bigger than Vice City and San Andreas, and cross platform PC-360 online play.

no R* knows that money makes better game so they took 50 million bucks just so they would give u what idk ms didnt talk about there dlc for gta during e3 which wasnt that going to help sell systems, nope it didnt, R* is just laughing at ms for giving them all that money that will only cost them like 2 million to make(maybe) haha
CouchKing0  +   2481d ago
The PS3 has the cell, which makes it superior to the Xcrap 3fixme.

PS3 version of GTAIV looked and played better then the Xcrap version so cry more! AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
PeterGriffinSays  +   2482d ago
GTA4 is actually a great game
But I really cannot STAND the absymal frame rate.
Tony240ZT  +   2482d ago
The whole series has been like that since it went 3D. Everytime you get going super fast pop-ins and low frame rates. Dev's don't seem to understand that consistant frame rates are a very high priority in properly releasing a game.

I've never played the game on a PC though, maybe with a high end machine the frame rate problem is something you don't have to worry about.
TheIneffableBob  +   2481d ago
Frame rate's not a problem in GTA on the PC. The games all run pretty well on old hardware, but I guess that's a given since the game's graphics are fairly simplistic. I find it kind of odd that San Andreas runs at 80 to 100 FPS on my 8800 GTS 512, though, since I get 300+ FPS in Half-Life 2.
Charmers  +   2482d ago
I really cannot see them implementing crossplay between the PC and 360. It would be an unmitigated slaughter of 360 users. The only way they could do it is if they gimped the PC control system which would put most PC gamers off doing cross play then anyway.

There have been a fair few windows live games that didn't do crossplay so just because GTA 4 is windows live does not mean it will have crossplay. Besides who cares the PC is getting GTA 4 damn I can't wait.
narked  +   2482d ago
consoles cant multiplat vs pc gamers. pc gamers in general are so much better and tbh i dont want to play against console players.
Charmers  +   2482d ago
not strictly true there are various games that have allowed crossplay. The most recent example was shadowrun which enabled crossplay between PC's and 360's. However it is difficult to implement because of the two very different control structures.

The fact the PC uses a mouse and keyboard is also one of the reasons why Sony's "The Agency" will not have crossplay between PC's and PS3's. It is difficult to implement in away as to not give either side an advantage.
jackr39  +   2482d ago
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Voiceofreason  +   2482d ago
Everyone was pretty happy with GTA4 except Sony fans. They were pissed it wasnt exclusive. They were pissed when they got the inferior version of the game. GTA is now a casual game to some of them because it was announced for DS. I'm sure GTA deserved all those great reviews it got. It's just Sony fans want to play every game that isnt exclusive down and want you to think its crap. Final Fantasy was their next big game and look what happened when it went to 360. It suddenly became a crap game not worth the time of some PS3 owners.
PirateThom  +   2482d ago
Maybe Sony fans have higher standards?

The game was average and no one I know is still playing it, on any platform.
devilhunterx  +   2482d ago
Voice of treason try harder next time.
juuken  +   2481d ago
Excuse me but what?
The game wasn't that good. I just couldn't finish it because GTAIII was much better. Speaking of GTAIII, I want to play it now.
ReBurn  +   2481d ago
People were upset with the game because they fell for the pre-release hype. Everyone built this game up in their minds as the best thing ever and then they were disappointed when it didn't deliver everything they thought it should have. Erase all of the hype and take the game at face value and it is good. Go into it expecting the best experience ever and it doesn't live up to that.
Shankle  +   2481d ago
It sucks because it should have and very easily could have been great, but it wasn't.
PirateThom  +   2481d ago
ReBurn - that's a good point, but maybe if Rockstar hadn't promised so much and delivered so little, it wouldn't have been an issue.

It's not a bad game, just a lot shallower than it should have been and the inital impact doesn't hold up for the rest of the game.

If it was reviewed again, by the same journalists, I highly doubt it would get close to the number of 10s. The initial impact earned those scores, not lasting appeal.
WIIIS1  +   2481d ago
If there's any game that did not deserve the 10s it got, it is MGS4, not GTA4. MGS4 is the most disappointing non-game I've played that was hyped to the heavens. But Sony fans prefer to put down GTA4 for obvious reasons.
juuken  +   2481d ago
You're only saying that WIII because it was on the PS3. GTA didn't deserve those 10's and you know it. MGS4 deserved those 10's and 9's because it's a damn good game.
Charlie2688  +   2482d ago
Being a GFW does not guarantee in ANY way that it will be crossplat multiplayer

...specially if we take into acount that so far only 3 games out of ALL the released GFW games has supported it
DecayingMadness  +   2482d ago
what are the other two?
I only remember shadow run... sorry if I sound mean I just am asking a honest question I dont know the answer to.
Charlie2688  +   2481d ago
@DecayingMadness: Its Lost Planet and Universe at War


edit: Thanks bubbles for you too
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DecayingMadness  +   2481d ago
thanks for the quick reply bubbles for u
badz149  +   2481d ago
is not even that great of a game to begin with! it's a dissapointment and everybody knows it! it's a step backward from what GTA series had been and R* has succeeded in extracting FUN from the game itself! even MP is boring and this applies for both 360 and PS3! proof? it's only on top of XBL most played game for a short while and who knows at what number it is right now! hell 360 owners went back to play Halo3 rather than GTAIV! on PS3, it was forgotten straight away after MGS4! 360 owners are waiting for the exclusive DLC and that's about it! for PS3 owners, they moved on as GTAIV is just another dissapointment!
CurlUpAndDie  +   2481d ago
now thats what i call gaming
Shankle  +   2481d ago
Ain't going to happen. Ridiculous speculation.
dkgshiz  +   2481d ago
Are people even playing this online? Or even playing GTA 4 anymore? The only fun thing to do on gta is is play free roam with your friends. 360rxorz your really dumb. You act as if this is the 2nd coming. Its not even confirmed, and who cares? This game isn't even that great. Really over hyped gets boring in an hour.
name  +   2481d ago
What the hell, people have been saying GTAIV is overrated ever since it's released, but now that this little 360/PC rumor surfaces anyone who badmouths the game is a fanboy? Shut the hell up.
dp_simbol  +   2481d ago
NarsilianShard  +   2481d ago
Total BS. They have said this for just about every Games for Windows game along with TF2. Nothing has come of it. Ignore the rumors.
vdesai  +   2481d ago
YES! Keyboard + Mouse > Any controller

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