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New GTA IV Info

There’s some new info about the much anticipated GTA IV, from “Game Informer’s Andrew Reiner, the only journalist so far to have seen Grand Theft Auto IV in action”. He responded to some questions from GTA fansite

You can fly in Liberty City by using a helicopter but as it’s just one city, it would be pretty pointless to make airplanes available as a mode of transport.

It seems you can climb up telephone poles to get a better view of your surroundings or maybe just because you feel like climbing up a telephone pole. Also, remember in previous GTA games where you tried to get into a car and it was locked so you just left it or blew it up? It seems you can now smash the window of a car to get into it:

From what I was shown, the only new element was breaking the window of the car to get in. The animation for this was awesome, and something I wish I had seen more than once. The car I saw was newer in make – which was evidenced in both the beautiful crimson sheen and suspension that handled pot holes and variances in the road with ease. Now, I only saw one car, but it really did have that new car look to it. It’ll be interesting to see how Rockstar handles the shocks and struts for other vehicles in the game.

If I had to give a comparison, I would say that the new camera angle positioning is more like Midnight Club now. It’s closer, allowing the player to see more of the minute detailing on the car, and also lower, allowing you to see more of the horizon and verticality of the city.

Finally, for people like me who rates great visuals just as highly as great gameplay, this next bit of news shouldn’t disappoint:

The visuals are tremendous and easily some of the best I have seen. What’s scary about this statement is that Rockstar North is still improving upon the visuals. There’s little question that it will be one of the best looking games come this holiday. As for the draw distance, I didn’t see one building, car, streetlamp, or pedestrian pop up. The framerate was also incredibly smooth and the lighting really couldn’t have been much better.

8) Classic GTA gameplay + no draw distance and pop up = gaming heaven! I have a feeling GTA IV is going to rock the gaming world when it’s released!!

New GTA IV Info