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Rumor: PS3 GTA IV "Unplayable"

A member of Britxbox.co.uk claims that the delay is due to development problems around the PS3 version and that the PS3 game is currently "unplayable".

"My mate is doing some work on the GTA and the game is running fine on 360 and is finished, they just can't release it becuase the ps3 version is unplayable."

Though this could easily just be another "My cousin's best-friend's sister's girlfriend's dad's nephew heard" type of rumor. His 4982 posts in the BXB community does give him some credibility. However untill we hear something directly from the devs this is still very much a rumor.

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T-Virus3644d ago (Edited 3644d ago )

This is going to be insane.
I predict 3 people will list games for there favourite console.
19 will blame Xbox 360 not having HD-DVD/Blu-Ray.
18 will blame Cell.

I can confirm I will be watching from the high tower, laughing.

TriggerHappy3644d ago (Edited 3644d ago )

It fell through, well am outta here, call me when this is all over.

EDIT: Bloodmask, i would like to congratulate you in advance for the hottest news of the month.

BIadestarX3644d ago

Ofcourse it will not be approved... If this would be some article about some 15 old kid that got a RROD.. it would be approved long time ago...

IPlayGames3643d ago

since GTA 4 isnt coming out this year i can play.
Lair
Mass Effect
Lair
Hs
Drake
Halo

To bad 360 is stuck with last gen DVD9 a HD or BR drive with help fit the space of these large open world games.

It also sucks that the cell is so hard to program for maybe just maybe they might solve the prob and be done be4 april.

LOL I HAD TO DO IT.

sovietsoldier3643d ago

sounds like what i would have said t virus but i would have thrown in a f*ck or b*tch to make it sound better.

Zhuk3643d ago

LAIR HEAVENLY SWORD UNCHARTED DRAKES FORTUNE WARHAWK MGS4 RATCHET AND CLANK HAHA XBOTS

dantesparda3643d ago

Im by no means a Sony fanboy. I dont own any Sony consoles and never have and I dont plan on ever getting one (a PS3). I own a 360 (have since day one on Nov 22nd, 05) and owned the Xbox 1, since day one. Bought both systems with 3 games, and even bought the VGA wire for $40 (which is way too much) for the 360 (and heck even had a VGA wire for the Xbox 1). Look at my profile and you will see that i have a gamertag. And have been on this site for a really long time. And i can honestly say this. The 360 fanboys are MUCH worst than the PS3 fanboys on this site. While its true that the PS3 fanboys seem way more immature and make weaker arguments. I can honestly say that the 360 fanboys are way more outrageous and way more fanatical, and complain way more. The thought that this site is ran by Sony faboys, is completely and utterly, ludicrous! Just look at how many bubbles the 360 fanboys have vs the PS3 fanboys. If this site was so full of PS3 fanboys, then none of you 360 fanboys would have any bubbles left. Its true that way more Sony faboys have joined this site. But its also true that alot of new 360 fanboys have also joined this site. So people, please give it a rest!

And to believe this news as true, when it was posted on a forum by who-knows-who is just completley and utterly ridiculous.

tplarkin73643d ago

There is no such thing as a "Xbox" or "360" fanboy. Everyone that bought an Xbox was tired of Nintendo and seeking a different style than Sony. The most fanatical fans are Wii owners. Then you'll find some Sony fanatics and those that stick by Sony since they had a PS1 and PS2. Xbox & 360 owners ventured outside and took a chance on something new.

So, any comments you see from 360 owners are simply pointing out the fanaticism of other console owners.

N4Gworks4Sony3643d ago (Edited 3643d ago )

Need anymore proof that my username is acurate? just look, 200 posts and only 570 degrees.

anyhow i'll explain to the sony fanboys why this is X box's time.
Go to this site
~ http://www.freepowerboards....
watch the last video (about antigravity, not embeded).

sony can be looked at as if they are part of the 'media' which everybody hates because we know that the media lies to us, it is a form of controling the masses. On the other hand 'X' box is like 'X' files (freedom fighters, the "che was here" camp , the real revolution) and that is one of the reasons why Halo is the true #1 game in the universe instead of GTA.

SCThor3643d ago

aproved this news??? a chimp?

ZyKlOn3643d ago

GTA IV was due for release on 17th October. Rockstar have been using the Playstation 3 as the lead platform. An Xbox 360 team have been working besides the core team adapting code. Whilst the PS3 Blu-ray disc will easily accommodate the game, there have been problems fitting the game on to a single 360 DVD disc. Microsoft will not allow the game to be released on 2 disc as they are concerned the 360 will be compared unfavourably to the PS3. The situation has led to tension between Dan Houser and the Microsoft Empire as there is currently no way the game can fit on a single dvd.

Microsoft are currently working on a new compression technology for DVD9 discs, however this wont be available until next year. In a politically worded statement Sam Houser said "The game is huge and is pushing the hardware platforms to their absolute limits. The top engineers from Sony and Microsoft are working closely with the team in Edinburgh right now, helping us to fully leverage the power of both platforms."

Whilst the PlayStation 3 version is all set for completion at the end of this month, Microsoft have tied Take Two into an iron-clad legal agreement that forbids them from releasing the game on any format unless the Xbox 360 is ready. This has meant that whilst the PS3 version will be ready for October, Microsoft have directly prevented its release. That's what happens when the Houser brothers sell their arse for the Microsoft dollar. Stupid limey gimp-bags

marcellizot3643d ago

I predict that all the fanboys will suddenly inexplicably put their differences aside. They will then don various pieces of rainbow patterned clothing and join hands for a round of Coombaya round the camp fire.

Or they will try to garrot each other with razor wire, either way it won't be pretty. If anyone needs me, I'll be in my Ivory tower.

gaffyh3643d ago

What a pile of crap. When has a multi-platform game ever been delayed on one console because the other console version was unplayable? Gamespot (i think) also played the 360 version and said it had major framerate issues, so I think it is a problem with both versions.

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DaEnforcer3644d ago

A developer didn't say it, someone on the forum did who says he knows a developer working on the game ;)

toughNAME3643d ago (Edited 3643d ago )

microsoft must have paid this guy off!

right sony boys? the world is out to get you!

Sovannah Phum3643d ago

i concur, how can anyone believe that this is worthy of being labeled as news. how can a guy who can't divulge his source, state a opinion at best, as fact?

Arsenic133644d ago

Wow, mark this as 360 news just to cause a war. I hate people....

power of Green 3644d ago

More fantastic pointing the finger threads have gotten through if this doesn't get through this just tells you even more!; that PS3 fanboys control the news on this site.

Merc3nary" I'm sure you would be approving it if it were the other way around thats a fact due to your news post history.

TheMART3644d ago

"one developer currently working on Grand Theft Auto IV has confirmed to BXB that the delay is due to development problems around the PS3 version and that the PS3 game is currently “unplayable”.

He told us: “The game is running fine on 360 and is finished, they just can't release it because the PS3 version is unplayable.” He then suggested that the Xbox 360 version of the game is actually much better, possibly because of more content being available."

Sounds pretty much legit to me

monoknacker3644d ago

you are brilliant; some mysterious "game developer" is quoted, on an xbox site, blaming the ps3 for the delay and you say 'sounds legit.' You're far to entertaining to block.

DeadIIIRed3644d ago

It's not brilliant, it's just anti-Sony. I wouldn't even be surprised if you didn't read the story. Oh and since you're gullible enough to believe in on random post on a forum then get this.

My dad works for Microsoft and he says that the reason the Xbox 360 has so many malfunctions is because it was suppose to transform into a robot bent on enslaving the human race for Bill Gates (explaining the evil red ring of death). But he said they overheated during the process.

A Man3644d ago

This is not looking good for sony. I'm glad i have a 360, cant wait for GTA4:)

Zhuk3643d ago

agreed themart, from what we know about the problems the PS3 has with multiplatform development this sounds very legit

ZyKlOn3643d ago

GTA IV was due for release on 17th October. Rockstar have been using the Playstation 3 as the lead platform. An Xbox 360 team have been working besides the core team adapting code. Whilst the PS3 Blu-ray disc will easily accommodate the game, there have been problems fitting the game on to a single 360 DVD disc. Microsoft will not allow the game to be released on 2 disc as they are concerned the 360 will be compared unfavourably to the PS3. The situation has led to tension between Dan Houser and the Microsoft Empire as there is currently no way the game can fit on a single dvd.

Microsoft are currently working on a new compression technology for DVD9 discs, however this wont be available until next year. In a politically worded statement Sam Houser said "The game is huge and is pushing the hardware platforms to their absolute limits. The top engineers from Sony and Microsoft are working closely with the team in Edinburgh right now, helping us to fully leverage the power of both platforms."

Whilst the PlayStation 3 version is all set for completion at the end of this month, Microsoft have tied Take Two into an iron-clad legal agreement that forbids them from releasing the game on any format unless the Xbox 360 is ready. This has meant that whilst the PS3 version will be ready for October, Microsoft have directly prevented its release. That's what happens when the Houser brothers sell their arse for the Microsoft dollar. Stupid limey gimp-bags

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