Kikizo's GTA IV PC hands-on preview

By Chris | 5th Nov 2008 at 11:18 GMT in GTA IV | 10 Comments

Popular gaming website Kikizo have today published their Grand Theft Auto IV hands-on preview for the PC version. Well known for putting a hell of a lot of detail into their previews, Kikizo have once again written a great preview, cramming in all the details learned from their hands-on. Unfortunately though there's not really anything new to report. IGN's preview already covered the basics, while yesterday's preview by SPOnG focused on the powerful replay editor - something which Kikizo also talks a lot about, as well as all the enhanced graphical capabilities.

One minor new detail regarding the video editor is the fact it can output videos at 720p, 1080p, as well as (presumably) a fairly low 'Web' resolution. Unfortunately it can only render WMV files, though Kikizo weren't able to test how well the rendering worked as the functionality was not available in the build they played.

The article is worth the read, so head over to Kikizo and check it out.

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claude-5 5th November, 2008 @ 11:56 - Permalink

graphics dont actually look improves to me imo, looks like the 360 version, all im looking forward 2 is the video editor :)

the traffic density is going to 1%, not for performance, to help me play easier :lolbounce:

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chris82 5th November, 2008 @ 12:05 - Permalink

What? The graphics look absolutely amazing.

Look at this screenshot as well as this one. It's beautiful!

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claude-5 5th November, 2008 @ 12:12 - Permalink

traffic density is 33% on console :o, defo not having 100%, u wont be able to drive lol

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Chris 5th November, 2008 @ 12:14 - Permalink

Heh, never looked it at like that but yeah I guess having low traffic could make driving based missions a lot more easier. I do like a good challenge though, so I won't be doing the same thing.

As for the graphics, yes they are so much better, take a closer look at the screenshots. Compare it with what you're used to playing on 360/PS3. Kikizo even said themselves that they felt the console version looked dated after they'd played the PC version.

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claude-5 5th November, 2008 @ 12:22 - Permalink

i have 360 & ps3 versions, ill compare to 360 when pc version is released, ill compare to 360 cuz ps3s colours are too bright (easily sorted in menus) and it blurrs out at about 10-15 ft distance

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JustADummy 5th November, 2008 @ 15:08 - Permalink
traffic density is 33% on console :o , defo not having 100%, u wont be able to drive lol

That's what I was thinking :P

The cars would be all merged and shit in a weak PC. lol.

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Lonewᶲlf 5th November, 2008 @ 17:53 - Permalink

Great article. After reading that the PC version looks a lot better than the console versions. Specially the graphics. They say you can see the leaves individually on the trees. Pretty cool :)

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NSanityHD 6th November, 2008 @ 19:00 - Permalink

Wow, I can't believe the news with GTA IV PC Hands-On. And the graphics of GTA IV, It's like...OMG they are awesome! :awesome: I'm not really interested in GTA III, Vice City, or San Andreas. I am just waiting for GTA IV to come out to the PC, hopefully when it comes out, I am getting GTA IV (PC) for Christmas, or my Birthday! (2nd of Feb - 2/2/1993) :) Although getting to the second island on GTA IV will be quite difficult but will be challenging, therefore it should be solid to complete on the PC version.

I have had a roam around on the Xbox 360 on GTA IV, and it was good. I killed a few police, smashed into a police cruiser and made it go flying off a bridge into the water. :lol:

Now I think over 1 million, maybe a billion GTA players are waiting for GTA IV for the PC. I am waiting too! :D

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JustADummy 6th November, 2008 @ 19:20 - Permalink

Oh, I'm only 10 days younger than you :P

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claude-5 6th November, 2008 @ 21:51 - Permalink

im 4 months and and 21 days younger than ICE (23 june 1993)

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