Thursday, February 28th, 2008
Wave of previews provide new screenshots and info

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 12:03 PM MDT | By rappo
Rockstar has been making its rounds, and another wave of GTA IV previews has finally hit gaming sites across the Internet. Each website has something different to offer - mission information, physics and AI reviews, and much more. Here are a majority of the reviews available today:

VideoGamerTVGGamesRadarVirgin MediaGameTap1UPSPOnG

Here's a collection of some of the new or interesting information gathered from the previews:
  • The build, this preview was based on, is exactly 3 weeks old prior to this date.
  • When you're wanted, you'll have a "wanted radius" showing the extent of your tracking. Escape the radius, lower your wanted level.
  • Vehicle GPS systems will show you the path to take in order to reach your objective. The path will be recalculated if you go off course.
  • Fancier cars will have voice navigation.
  • In one instance, Niko punched a "bad guy" named Dardan hard enough to send him through the window to his rear.
  • "In reaction to the crash, a lady bystander started cursing out the two men as they got out of the car, at which point the passenger drew a weapon and gunned the lady down—to the genuine surprise of all those viewing the gameplay."
  • Niko is a master at Krav Maga, a fighting style used by Israeli Special Forces.
  • The 360 build is brighter and has slightly more vibrant color while the PS3 build has less aliasing issues.
  • You start off on the island containing Broker and Dukes, and the rest of the islands are blocked off. Bohan opens up shortly, though.
  • You won't be able to customize your car like in San Andreas and you can't store goods in them either.
  • Car headlights can be put on full beam or dipped, but can't be turned off.
  • Niko takes a crash helmet and puts it on when getting on a bike and leaves it next to the bike when getting off.
  • There are 18 radio stations with a variety of genres, one of which is named Vibe FM (R&B/Soul).
  • The mission markers are now yellow arrows floating in the air, pointing at the floor, not cylinders like in the previous GTAs.
  • Dropped weapons and other items now have a yellow halo around them.
  • The full game will take about 100 hours to complete at a normal pace.

We'll be updating some of our GTA IV content pages today with any new information.

Discuss the new previews in our GTA IV forums
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More info I love it!
02-28-2008 12:20 PM
edgeid Member

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I was wondering when new info was coming! Well done.
02-28-2008 03:01 PM
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That's a lot of previews.
02-28-2008 06:49 PM
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I think I should just start up my own fake preview site so I get to participate too...
02-28-2008 08:32 PM
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damn, you can't store things in cars...that kinda sucks. But the new info is great!
02-28-2008 09:24 PM
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02-28-2008 10:09 PM
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So you can't store stuff in cars, big deal. I never kept any car long enough to store anything anyway.

I wonder if Pay n Spray is coming back.
02-28-2008 10:37 PM
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One of the previews said something like ... Don't expect to be able to paint your cars to lose the cops, they're smarter than that ... so either it's not returning or it's just not going to be that effective.
02-28-2008 11:36 PM
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So, there won't be any kind of modding in the game? But, anyway it'll be a great game. And it's great that you can dim the lights :)
02-29-2008 07:17 AM

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