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Grand Theft Auto 4 detailed for PC

Grand Theft Auto 4 detailed for PC

Grand Theft Auto IV PC will boast better graphics, improved multiplayer and a new replay feature.

Rockstar has finally let slip the first few details of what gamers can expect in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 4, promising that the game will see improvements to graphics and gameplay across the board.

In a preview with 1-UP, Rockstar revealed that the game will have better graphics for starters, with a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 as well as higher-res textures and a radically increased draw distance.

The PC version of the game will also get additions to the multiplayer mode too. Rockstar has only hinted about the specifics in the past, but now we know that the the PC version will support more than 16 players, which is the maximum the console version allow.

Unfortunately, there's no exact word on how many more players the PC version will allow, but Rockstar is also rebuilding the filtering options for the PC version too so it will be easier to find and access online matches.

If that weren't enough then Rockstar is also adding in a new Replay function which will constantly record the last 30 seconds of player activities, enabling you to capture and replay those really stunning stunts with ease.

Even better, these clips can then be edited together using an included montage editor before being uploaded to Rockstar's Social Club website.

There's still no release date or system requirements announced, but in the meantime you can check out our extensive review of the console version of the game or let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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liratheal 21st August 2008, 10:00 Quote
17 players online!

I hope it's more toward the '30' end of the scale.
Timmy_the_tortoise 21st August 2008, 10:00 Quote
High res GTA IV with AA will still be a disappointment. :(
reflux 21st August 2008, 10:10 Quote
Damn it, and I just bought an Xbox 360 to play GTA 4.

And it's not nearly as good as San Andreas. Oh well.
kenco_uk 21st August 2008, 10:16 Quote
Montage, we need a montage. Diddle-do,do do, do-do doo.
will. 21st August 2008, 10:29 Quote
Yaaaay
Gunsmith 21st August 2008, 10:35 Quote
about ****ing time
firefly 21st August 2008, 10:42 Quote
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! this has made my day
chiper136 21st August 2008, 11:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflux
Damn it, and I just bought an Xbox 360 to play GTA 4.

And it's not nearly as good as San Andreas. Oh well.

San andreas sucked compared to GTA4. I'm going to most likely get it again for the Pc just to play with my mates that don't have it on Xbox.
PQuiff 21st August 2008, 11:28 Quote
meh..was disappointed with gta4

I vote san andreas
wuyanxu 21st August 2008, 11:37 Quote
hopefully there will be mods to increase replay time and add to the view distance.

and my GOD Rockstar, make sure you make ALL the textures high-res. that's the most important part of a good PC game port: use that PC memory!
kenco_uk 21st August 2008, 11:45 Quote
Playing GTA:SA was initially amazing. GTA IV is amazing too, maybe not to the level of awesome some people were expecting, but going back to play GTA:SA - SA feels flat, almost two dimensional by comparison. As long it looks good at 1920x1200, I'll be happy.
CardJoe 21st August 2008, 12:05 Quote
Vice City is still the king, then GTA: London.
ComputerKing 21st August 2008, 12:45 Quote
aha awesome now MY friends are burning :D they bought PS3 only for this game and I didn't and said I will wait no problem :D here I go I saved the money and It will be on PC very dam soon :p
samkiller42 21st August 2008, 12:46 Quote
GTA 4 was poor, graphics where far from special, and handeling was like trying to drive a drowned dog. It should have been London in my opinion. I don't think i will get this on PC, not unless Rockstar can pull something off pretty special.

Sam
LeMaltor 21st August 2008, 12:48 Quote
Cool cant wait :D
rollo 21st August 2008, 14:46 Quote
gta 4 was kinda crappy
badders 21st August 2008, 14:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Vice City is still the king, then GTA: London.
This. HARD.
ParaHelix.org 21st August 2008, 19:09 Quote
Now, time to build dedicated server software.
ParaHelix.org 21st August 2008, 19:11 Quote
GTA:SA was the closest thing (atleast in free-roam) to virtual civilisation reality since ever, now let's just hope the introduction to PC of this uber game/simulator will make it just as good, or as intended, better.
ParaHelix.org 21st August 2008, 19:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
High res GTA IV with AA will still be a disappointment. :(

You total idiot, you tried playing it on your Sega Megadrive of somthing?
PhenomRed 22nd August 2008, 08:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by samkiller42
handeling was like trying to drive a drowned dog

I'm a bit worried as to what Sam gets up to when he's bored...
osc8r 28th August 2008, 07:45 Quote
Would be sweet if they add co-op play through the entire single player campaign.

I know, it's not going to happen... although, I can't wait to see what the modders come up with :P
Amon 29th August 2008, 00:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Vice City is still the king, then GTA: London.
First half: Yes. Second half: No.
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