GTA IV development- tricky for Xbox 360

Rockstar creative vice president Dan Houser has admitted that bringing GTA IV to the Xbox 360 is more challenging because there’s no guarantee of a hard drive in every unit.

When Xbox exec Peter Moore originally announced at E3 2006 that Grand Theft Auto IV would be coming to the Xbox 360 as well as the PlayStation 3, it was a major coup for Microsoft in the ongoing console battle. And while the game will no doubt be snatched up in droves by consumers this fall, infamous developer Rockstar is already admitting that putting it on the Microsoft platform as well has caused some challenges.

Speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine in the U.K., as reported by Computer and Video Games, Rockstar’s creative vice president Dan Houser acknowledged that the Xbox 360’s lack of a hard drive in every unit has made things more difficult than they should be.

OPM asked, “On PS3 you’ve got a guarantee that every machine is going to have a hard-drive and, with Blu-ray, you’ve got plenty of storage, whereas on Xbox 360 there’s no guarantee of a hard-drive and you’re working with the DVD format. Does that create limitations?” Houser replied quickly and succinctly, “Yep.” He added, “To be honest with you we haven’t solved all those riddles yet.”

Source: GameDaily.BIZ

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