QUOTE(Ranger72 @ Apr 28 2008, 12:51 AM)
I will be getting the PS3 version. I have heard too many complaints about the slow loading of textures on the 360 version. I want to see what I am hitting before I hit it instead of waiting for the texture to load after I have already hit the object.
Even though Kotaku made no reference to a difference in loading times, textures, and draw distances, saying that the only
difference was DTS (instead of Dolby Digital) sound on the PS3 versus exclusive content on the 360? From what I've seen of the more professional websites, your claim doesn't hold up either, although I admit to not following this game that closely. Where have you seen claims of such drastic differences in graphics? Keep in mind that some professional websites are extremely biased, such as Gamepro for example.
QUOTE(Base8 @ Apr 28 2008, 01:09 AM)
Wow.. that article was pretty biased.. I'm getting gta4 on he 360.. because i don't own a ps3. I think it is kinda cheesy that MS payed for exclusive content, but i guess if they hadn't it would seem like a ps3 game that is also on the 360. Good game though... I hope.
Actually, Sony frequently had developers sign contracts to keep games off of competing platforms altogether with the PS1 and PS2. The only reason GTA3 and GTA:VC came to the Xbox at all was that the Sony contract forbid Rockstar from releasing those games individually
for the Xbox, according to what was published on it. Paying for exclusives and exclusive content is common practice for this business. Potential profits from versions competing against Sony were just a lot easier to write off.
And as others have said, it's unknown how good the 360s exclusive content will be, and how well Sony's free online service will perform. If you love the series and have to choose, it might be a good idea to wait a few more weeks.