Grand Theft Auto 4 on PS3 definitely a contributing factor to delay

Grand Theft Auto 4 - Image 1What Rockstar Games’ Vice President of Product Development Jeronimo Barrera expects to be the biggest hit in the entertainment industry this 2008 could’ve been last year’s groundbreaker. The delay that pushed Grand Theft Auto 4‘s (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3) release from October 2007 to April 2008 is its PS3 version which brought up technical challenges, said Barrera. More on this at the full article.

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Speculations were all over the place after Take-Two announced that the widely anticipated Grand Theft Auto 4 (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3) developed by Rockstar Games won’t make it to retailers on October 2007 as initially intended. According to Rockstar’s Vice President of Product Development, Jeronimo Barrera, the game’s PS3 version brought up challenges that caused the delay and moved GTA4‘s release to what was recently confirmed to be April 29 in all regions.

In an interview, Barrera told MTV News, “It’s really no surprise to anybody that the PS3 was definitely a contributing factor to that.”  Fortunately, he said the issues have been resolved and the PS3 version is now identical to the Xbox 360 version.

Putting delays aside, Barrera touted Grand Theft Auto 4 as the biggest in entertainment for 2008. “I don’t see anything being bigger in 2008 in any entertainment,” he said. Barrera seemed confident that GTA4 will improve on GTA3 as significantly as the series’ evolution to 3D from its top-down 2D roots. “We don’t want anybody else to raise the bar for a genre that we created and that everybody else ripped off,” he added.

For the full interview, the “via” link below can take you to MTV’s website.

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