More GTAIV Details Discovered
By now, any news related to Grand Theft Auto IV is considered big news. The name along makes it big. Therefore, we're bringing you the latest details on GTAIV, which have apparently been lifted from the most recent edition of Swedish gaming mag, LEVEL. A member over at GTAForums.com posted the following list of info, and most of it is very new stuff.
Apparently, all of this came after the magazine writers played an early build of the game:
When night, ten thousands of lit up windows can be seen in Liberty City.
It seems that you can breathe in while sniping, for more accuracy. Remind you of Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell...?
Early trailers of the game apparently don't do the final product justice. The FPS is now solid and consistent, "no matter how much is going on in the streets." A steady 30 frames per second should be great, especially with all that action on screen at once.
This is a small detail, but still cool- when inputting info in the police databases in cop cars, Niko drives with one hand and operates the computer with the other one.
Some spotted street names were: North Holland, Ruby street, and Silicon Street.
When driving by, you can occasionally spot pedestrians having problem with their cars, standing and shouting and waving with their arms. Do you stop to help or...just stop to cause more trouble?
You can hang onto passing boats and climb on board, which seems similar to Pursuit Force.
There is a helicopter-tour place where you can take a tour around the city with a guide, or hire your own helicopters. Another option would be to simply steal what they got.
Rockstar and Take-Two have always said they wanted Grand Theft Auto IV to be far more realistic than previous installments in the franchise. Based on most details we've seen to date, including this last batch, we'd say they've gone a long way towards hitting their goal. Wouldn't you?
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
3/3/2008 Ben Dutka