Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
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"Some people" determined fate of on foot music

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 10:42 AM MDT | By Neil
Around a week before GTA IV's launch we reported that one of the game's promised features wasn't going to make it into the final release. That feature was of course music on foot. In early builds of the game this was built into the mobile phone that plays such a key role in the storyline. A member of Rockstar's PR staff told MTV Multiplayer why it didn't make it:
"Some people on the team didn’t like the music/mobile phone idea for various reasons, but they went back and forth on the idea until the very end. This is VERY common. We do it in every game we make. We still prefer the balance of music in car and the ambient world’s noise on foot, but we are constantly reviewing this stuff."
-- Darlan Monterisi - Spokesperson, Rockstar Games
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alisdairmac
GTAComplete.com

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 12
i think the music-while-you-walk feature would have been excellent!!
- It would be like having the Whiz! phone like a Sony Ericsson Walkman cell phone.
06-18-2008 11:14 AM
Kodo


Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,446
it wouldn't hurt to have a choice.
06-18-2008 11:30 AM
manlington266
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 0
I really don't see how it matters. I wouldn't listen to music as I walked in the game, I really like the conversations peds have and the city noise and such.
06-18-2008 12:37 PM
Kwestyung
Registered User

Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 23
manlington266, just because YOU wouldn't use doesn't me 100 other people wouldn't find it useful.
06-18-2008 12:55 PM
Zidane


Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,317
There's always room for this in the next one.
06-18-2008 02:58 PM
animehater1
Registered User

Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 3
Bastards. b
06-18-2008 03:29 PM
dokujitsu
GTA addict since 2001

Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 327
1. Patch to make it an option
2. I don't know about PlayStation, but on Xbox you can just play music over the whole game. I know it's not quite the same, but it works if you really want music while on foot.
06-18-2008 04:05 PM
wyhpower
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 1
Or it may be shown up in DLC
By the way,

where is my GTA: IV PC Version??
06-19-2008 05:30 AM
alisdairmac
GTAComplete.com

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 12
yeah, Zidane, i guess there is room in the next GTA!
06-19-2008 06:17 AM
manlington266
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 0
Kwestyung: I'm not saying that my opinion is what goes, fella. Just sayin'
06-19-2008 08:06 AM
NoUserName
Registered User

Registered: May 2008
Posts: 41
It would have been a cool feature but i dont know i would have listened to it while i walked...seeing i really dont walk in the game.
06-19-2008 03:17 PM
TimBud
Clarkson for PM

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 194
Its a cool feature, but not one i'd use.
I always have the radio muted in the car too... it just gets boring after a while
06-21-2008 02:14 AM
BlackSilver65
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 685
I say thank god that music while you walk was removed, I love the game but I'm already sick of listening to basically the 3 songs it plays over and over again. There is barely any music in this game, and a lot of it sucks, but still gotta love the game.
06-21-2008 06:03 PM
 

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