Try to discuss this sensibly. I know this probably wont make very many people happy. I came across this over at Empire so giving credit where it is due.
All points are totally valid and what I had expected to start eventually hearing now that most games are going multi-platform.
Link360 is limiting GTA IV, says Rockstar
Wednesday 2-May-2007 2:43 PM Lack of Blu-ray and guaranteed hard drive creating limitations for the next-gen crime opus, acknowledges Rockstar
The Xbox 360's lack of a guaranteed hard disk is creating limitations in Grand Theft Auto IV's development, Rockstar has acknowledged.
During an interview with our partners in crime at Official PlayStation Magazine, Rockstar's creative vice president Dan Houser was asked: "On PS3 you've got a guarantee that every machine is going to have a hard-drive and, with Blu-ray, you've got plenty of storage, whereas on Xbox 360 there's no guarantee of a hard-drive and you're working with the DVD format. Does that create limitations?" To which he replied, "Yep."
He continued, "To be honest with you we haven't solved all those riddles yet." The difficulties aren't limited to working on Microsoft's box, as Houser explains that "both have enormous challenges" and that "both have their own particular pleasures and pains".
I fear this is going to limit the experience that R* is trying to achieve. This makes me think that GTA5 will most likely be exclusive to Playstation like it used to be, and then released on 360 approx. a year after. So maybe now we'll stop seeing the whole BD is'nt needed talk. True it may not be "needed" but they can sure benefit from it.
Try to keep it civil....
Id like to keep the thread in here if possible....