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#1 PS3Scene

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:16 PM

Analyst: PlayStation 3 complications caused GTA IV delay
Posted by XanTium | 3-8-2007 12:16 EST

 
From gamesindustry.biz:


Analyst Michael Pachter believes Rockstar has delayed the release of Grand Theft Auto IV because it is struggling with development on the PlayStation 3.

And the Xbox 360 version of the game has suffered at least a six month delay as a result, due to contractual obligations that will have prevented the publisher from releasing the game first on Microsoft's machine, says the analyst.

"We think it is likely that the Rockstar team had difficulty in building an exceptionally complicated game for the PS3, and failed to recognise how far away from completion the game truly was until recently," said Pachter.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:14 PM

And this analyst can backup his claim from..........? No one knows why it was delayed, and until Rockstar says anything, no one ever will. So no need to blame it on the 360 or the PS3, just be happy in the end the game will kick ass even more

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:18 PM

Last I heard that they were strugling to get the damn game fit to DVD.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:53 PM

I say that this is a bunch of crap. If it was delayed because of the PS3, i think that it would be delayed for the PS3 only. Several games are timed exclusives for the 360, just because the PS3 is harder to develop for.

QUOTE(anttimonty @ Aug 3 2007, 01:54 PM) View Post

Last I heard that they were strugling to get the damn game fit to DVD.


Last you heard? You have a link for this information? I doubt you do.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:59 PM

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If it was delayed because of the PS3, i think that it would be delayed for the PS3 only. Several games are timed exclusives for the 360, just because the PS3 is harder to develop for.

Do you have a link to say that is the reason? I doubt you do

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:10 PM

This is the same analyst that told that Microsoft was about to disclose a price cut AT E3. jester.gif

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE(Mr Invader @ Aug 3 2007, 12:29 PM) View Post

Last you heard? You have a link for this information? I doubt you do.

heres a couple:
Games Radar
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Yet more rumors circling certain E3 parties suggested that Rockstar is having trouble squeezing the giant game onto one Xbox 360 disk.

UK Rebellion
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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.


I'm not saying any of this is true(the guys name is Sam Houser), or verified but the rumors are out there and you shouldn't criticize someone when a simple google search would have gotten you the same info.

Bonus:
opposing view by N'Gai Croal
who happens to be a much more respected source than M. Pachter.




#8 Mr Invader

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE(Chancer @ Aug 3 2007, 02:35 PM) View Post

Do you have a link to say that is the reason? I doubt you do


No i don't, because I don't think the PS3 alone is to blame for it. I don't know exactly why its being delayed but i don't think that there is just one console to blame.




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