Monday, January 12th, 2009
JAN 12
Chinatown Wars contains more code than San Andreas

GTA: Chinatown Wars - General News | @ 09:54 AM MDT | By Neil
Whether the title of this article is a good sign or not will depend entirely on how easy Nintendo and Sony's consoles were to program for. The news stems from the latest preview of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, published in the February 2009 issue of EDGE and which dropped through my letterbox this morning.

According to the magazine, the team that is working on the game is "twice the size" of the one that worked on Vice and Liberty City Stories and they've created something which has "more lines of code" than San Andreas. It's encouraging to see that such a great investment has been made by Rockstar in a game for a platform that is untested ground for them. Other details included:
  • The Satellite navigation system is "identical" to GTA IVs in appearance and functionality.
  • Ammunation has gone online! You order weapons with your PDA and they show up at your safehouse.
  • You can replay any mission by selecting it from a menu in the safehouse.
  • Grenades and molotovs are thrown using the touch screen - you touch one and drag it, with an indicator on the top screen (where the action is) showing you where it's going to land.
  • The A button is used to fire weapons.
  • One minigame involves assembling all of the parts of a sniper rifle with the touch screen, before using it to assassinate a designated target.
  • Another touch-sensitive mini-game will be paying bridge tolls - you push the coin into the slot to get through the barrier.
  • While some might perceive them to be gimmicky, EDGE describes the mini games as being "short" and "smoothly integrated".
Most importantly though, the magazine mentions that the game is "already complete" and final bug testing is taking place. You'll be able to get your hands on the game in mid-March.
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Hmmm,nice features,looks awesome
01-12-2009 01:25 PM
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Hang on, Rockstar, Bug Testing, Actually giving fans what they want (Ability to replay missions), what the hell has happened, did all the brains go to Rockstar Leeds?
01-12-2009 01:42 PM
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this is cool. build a sniper rifle befor use nice one, touch screen mini games
01-12-2009 02:13 PM
The Commander
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"more lines of code"

That could mean two things... They are on the ball or they actully have really bad code. :O
01-12-2009 10:51 PM
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Replay missions? YES!!!!!
01-13-2009 07:37 AM

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looks cool :)
01-18-2009 04:13 PM

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