Monday, April 21st, 2008
Aaron Garbut speaks to Eurogamer

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 08:17 AM MDT | By Neil
As art director at Rockstar North, Aaron Garbut makes a lot of decisions in his job, and he's been speaking about the development of GTA IV to Eurogamer, who have published the first of a multi-part interview today.
"We never reproduce real world locations. We take interesting or representative elements and create something new from them. It's about taking inspiration from real places and producing something that captures the essence of it. We're trying to take our impression of New York and keep it as that, an impression, not a laboured reproduction."
Also included are a few digital quality shots and piece of artwork which have appeared in magazines previously:

Click here to read the full interview with Aaron Garbut
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I don't recall seeing that aspect of the HUD before.... (the weapon icon in the top right). Has this been revealed in previous screens, and I am just not that observant? Or is this actually new?

Either way, I like the simplicity.
04-21-2008 09:10 AM
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It's been revealed before. :)

Another interesting read and I look forward to the next part.
04-21-2008 09:11 AM
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yeah.. i just noticed the gun in the corner too.. its so odd looking compared to the old hud haha


in the words of Sweet "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
04-21-2008 09:14 AM
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retrac: there have been several screenshots released with that, you just may not have noticed.
I actually like it though, I think it's a nice change.
04-21-2008 09:16 AM
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yes ive seen it a few times before. it looks good
04-21-2008 09:41 AM
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Wow, Niko on the Chrysler Building.

I wonder if they where going for this.
04-21-2008 09:42 AM
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i like the one pick how the shot gun just shreds the car apart....hmmmmm and wheres the health bar in that HUD? maybe its a gears of war style where the redder the screen is the closer to death you are kinda like cod4 to.

[ post edited 04-21-2008 01:00 PM by owned_by_gta ]
04-21-2008 12:58 PM
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If you look at the artwork, the girls calling Roman. The area code is 718, which is a New York area code.

So, that proves that Liberty City is in the New York State.
04-21-2008 02:29 PM

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