'Grand Theft Auto IV' Does Not Have Split-Screen Multiplayer (Public Service Announcement)

MTV Multiplayer writes: "We've already reported that "Grand Theft Auto IV" does not have split-screen multiplayer. I am sure we did. A while ago.

But people keep asking about split-screen options on the comments sections of our "GTA IV" posts.

Sorry, but the option is just not there. Players can go anywhere in "GTA IV"'s massive city while in any of the multiplayer modes. I just can't see how a single Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 could have been expected to render two different parts of Liberty City at once even in a half-screen size. That's what many game makers tell me, too, when this topic comes up.

For all horsepower of this new generation of hardware, split-screen is just something that doesn't work. Not when the alternative - online one-system-per-TV gaming - is so easily achievable."

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Breakfast3927d ago

That really, really sucks.

chaosatom3333927d ago (Edited 3927d ago )

it does. I certainly hope that they have one in GTAV.

It would have tripled the fun if they did.

Cwalat3927d ago

hear you dude...
it sukks bigtime...

i just prey to god that we wont have framerate issues and lag in online like all other games....

Fallen_Angel3927d ago

well its no surprise and dont see why you need split screen for a single player game

sonarus3927d ago

split screen would have been nice though

cLiCK_sLiCK93927d ago

They Could've at least have offline multiplayer mode..just like San Andreas..

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MikeGdaGod3927d ago

maybe thats why R* said they wanted to do another game that took full advantage of the Cell.

uie4rhig3927d ago

why who said it did? yeh it sucks that it doesn't have splitscreen, but who cares? which GTA game has had splitscreen? i will have enough fun with the online game :D

dalibor3927d ago (Edited 3927d ago )

It was on gta:san andreas. It was a multiplayer mission, there is an icon that you had to find in order to enable it.

Gam713926d ago (Edited 3926d ago )

It was from a fake review from a ps3 fan who said it did.
After if was proven false all the ps3 fans still claimed it as true but now have forgotten about the review?

Enough cared to lambast the 360 version.

Just glad it's finally been proven as false for split screen.

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power of Green 3927d ago

You have to fill an 8 ounce glass half way up with salt and the other half with water and chugg that sh*t when Sony fanboys claim something this is what I do when reading what PS3 fanboys spread I also keep salt packets in my pockets when visiting this site.

poos33927d ago

hahaha i stopped taking things serioues on this site when ps3 fand started hypijng games like haze+little big planet after that i thought to my self ps3 fans are joke gamers and this site is a joke so many false storys on this site they think by spreading lies they can influence sony to do anything now the FAKE REVIEW WHICH STATED PS3 WILL HAVEsplitscreen has been ribbished by rockstar sony driods will now stop hanging on a dead donkey as they donbt have that arguement to say snymore and we all know 360 is the only version shown to the media and is the best version .

Gam713926d ago

pog the funny thing is when they start saying 360 fans are biased and deluded, ruining this site. Beleive fake stories and spread lies.

No concept of pot and kettle.
I think its called projection. When select a person or group of people (who you usually don't like due to your own insecurities not their actions) and start accusing them of doing what youdo and having your attitudes and actions.
Saying they do this and that when it's you because your ashamed of your own actions and projecting that onto them so others will be so busy seeing that in them and not you.

Think double standards

Z F1GHT3RS3926d ago

looks like sony creamed on his face again.


Z F1GHT3RS3926d ago

'our version has got split screen'

'ps3's power has not been tapped yet.'who farted only used 30% of its power.' 120% cell power is used F|_|ck brains [email protected] u drones

delay this gen beyond

PSMonster213926d ago

LOL you xbots still getting the sh*t version. Hopefully it wont explode your 360.

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power of Green 3927d ago

The only things that are going to be true when the game releases is the 360 version will look better with better color and possibly run slightly better. watch I'm right alot.

NO_PUDding3927d ago

Maybe you drank so much salty water you have scurvy, and don't realise that the PS3 version will be better becuase you're insane.

I'd drink some fresh water and buy a PS3 if I were you.


[I am joking buy whichever version pleases you]

DomUltra3927d ago (Edited 3927d ago )

"The only things that are going to be true when the game releases is the 360 version will look better with better color and possibly run slightly better. watch I'm right alot."

The IGN review stated that the Xbox 360 has more cartoony colors and aliasing features and a few fps drops,

The PS3 version has no FPS drops, and has more realistic colors.

So there goes your dream buddy, look it up, even better I'll get it for you.

By the way, your one the most utterly retarded people on the internet, your not right and theres the proof.

TheEndzor3927d ago

Based on the recent previews and according to rockstar

you are wrong.

JVIDICAN3927d ago

im going to test your fanboyism and insanity
if i was to give a 80gb gunmetal playstation 3(and no you cant sell it =P) would you honestly be able to reject it or would you be a sensible person an take the offer and get to enjoy some great ps3 exclusives this year? hell, lets make the offer even better youd get the exclusive games for free (along with your usual choice of 10 blu-ray movies) =P
take some time to think it through ;)

poos33927d ago

@dumlatra of what ever

Ali_The_Brit3926d ago (Edited 3926d ago )

POG shuttup, im favoring the ps3 version over 360 even though i have both because, i know the PS3 will run better and probably look better too, warmer more realistic colours is what i remember. want to know why it WILL run better for the majority? because where PS3 HAS to have the 5 minute install, 360 doesnt meaning alot of them CANT because not all 360s, (actualy a big amount) dont have HDD like ALL ps3's do so theres going to be a massive percent of 360 gamers playing a frame rate issued jaggidy inferior version of GTAIV, which no ps3 owner will have the problem, Power Of Gay.
oh and because PS3 has more power theres probably going to be alot more peds and cars about which is always better

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vloeistof3927d ago

aaah takes a moment ...

oke still gta iv ftw

riddlesticks3926d ago

but how is this possible... split screen video on youtube

socomnick3927d ago

Was split screen really that important. To me its kinda gimmicky I prefer just playing over live and not sharing my screen.

Breakfast3927d ago

When im at a friends house, I hate taking turns...or even worse, watching him play...and play bad.

Fallen_Angel3927d ago

Breakfast ya but I dont know of any game that you can play split screen that allows you to have 2 players on one system over xbl

ElementX3927d ago

One of the first games, Perfect Dark Zero, allowed it. Also some other FPS but I can't remember the name. It's been a while

MikeGdaGod3927d ago

me and my buddies use split screen in Warhawk alot when they're over

poopface13926d ago

you can play with 4 player split screen over xbox live multi and coop.

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