Rockstar admits to GTA IV development challenges with Xbox 360, PS3

In an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine, Rockstar’s Creative VP, Dan Houser, was asked if the lack of an included hard drive in Xbox 360 Core systems and the 360’s use of the DVD format was causing any limitations in the development of Grand Theft Auto IV. Dan’s reply was a short but sweet, “yep.”

He goes on to say:

“To be honest with you we haven’t solved all those riddles yet.” The difficulties aren’t limited to working on Microsoft’s box, as Houser explains that “both have enormous challenges” and that “both have their own particular pleasures and pains”.

It will be interesting to see how big of role Blu-ray and hard drives actually end up playing. No one (well, besides fanboys) would really benefit from one version of GTA IV being drastically better than the other. As long as the final product isn’t dumbed down so that it meets the requirements of the lowest common denominator, I’m a happy man.

[Via CVG]

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