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GTAIV PS3: 5-Minute Install, Sixaxis Motion-Sensing Confirmed

1Up has already done an in-depth preview on Grand Theft Auto IV, but the author decided to drop in on the NeoGAF forums and add a few more details that weren't included in that article.

First, he confirmed there would be a 5-minute mandatory install regarding the PS3 version, which is about what we expected. There had been rumors going on that it would be more like a 55-minute install...but we just think someone mistakenly added another 5, or something. This isn't a really big deal; most games are coming with this mandatory install on the PS3 these days. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, for example, had a necessary install, and it took longer than 5 minutes if memory serves.

Secondly, he confirmed the existence of Sixaxis motion-sensing controls for all the vehicles (cars, motorcycles, helicopters, etc.) in the game. Now, what with the Dual Shock 3 on store shelves and people slowly gravitating away from the Sixaxis, perhaps they're more interested in force feedback these days. But it's still a nice option to have, and it's something the Xbox 360 version of GTAIV doesn't have. Speaking of the 360 version, a lot has been made about the graphical comparison between the two, and it seems they're just about identical. Skip, the author of the 1Up GTAIV preview, said some Rockstar employees said the PS3 version looked better, but other employees didn't agree. When he put them side by side, it was tough to tell the two apart.

We think of that as good news for all, as everybody - regardless of what consoles sit in their entertainment centers - can have the same high-quality experience we're all expecting. Bring it on!

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

4/16/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 1:45:29 AM
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Does anyone know the size of the Install, I hope its not 5GB again, I have Oblivion & Devil May Cry 4 which both take 10GB over all!
Another 5GB will get me quite low on space.

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Gabriel013
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 3:37:32 AM
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I commented about the negative side of mandatory installs a while ago and was ignored.

It's going to be pretty stupid only having a half dozen games live on your PS3 at any one time because of the space they take up.

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danr
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 12:00:33 PM

You should get a bigger hard drive then
Like my 200gig one ;)

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 2:50:51 PM

I have a 250gig drive in my PS3

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tanner1
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 6:40:00 AM
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Does that mean the load times will b twice the speed of the 360's?

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i hate EA
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 9:58:28 PM
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how do you get more gig space on hard drive?

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Lovingit07
Sunday, April 20, 2008 @ 12:32:59 PM
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Cool that means we have shorter load times....HANG ON i thought the Dualshock3 had Sixaxis too...to me that article comes across as the Dualshock3 not having Sixaxis...but it does.

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Naiman17
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 8:01:13 PM

the dualshock 3 does have motion sensitivity.

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deeksy23
Sunday, April 20, 2008 @ 6:04:49 PM
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i can wait five mins thats nothing, i would wait an hour if i had to.

THIS GAMES IS GOING TO BE SIK !!!

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Geosondaman
Sunday, April 20, 2008 @ 9:29:53 PM
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Get whichever version you have depending on which console you have. Or if you're like me having both, then get the version that runs smoother, however it seems to me that both of the consoles will run this game smoothly.

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orangpelupa
Sunday, April 20, 2008 @ 10:42:11 PM
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the article is misleading.

DUALSHOCK3 have Motion Sensing, just like SIXAXIS.

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BiffyD
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 4:13:10 AM
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to change the hard drive you unscrew the front take out the old hard drive and put in a bigger one. am getting no sleep next monday night as my local game store is opening at midnight.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 9:54:53 PM
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Well it's unanimus and the verdict is a told: the PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto is better than the 360 verison and all because of the six axis funcition...

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