GTA IV to look similar on both platforms

Next month, Grand Theft Auto IV releases worldwide on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.The title is pretty much complete with only a bit of polishing left to do before it hits that coveted gold status. Other than that, April 29 cannot get here fast enough.

With the increasing anticipation for the title on both sides, the technical aspects of the game remains a top priority, primarily for PS3 owners who have seen a lot of developers deliver a weaker version of their title for the PS3. With the PS3 version of GTAIV already lacking exclusive downloadable content, the next possible disappointment would be to have a technologically inferior version of the product. Those worries can now be laid to rest as confirmation comes that both the PS3 and 360 versions will run similar to each other at exactly 30FPS. Even with a side by side comparison, there are very little details that show which version is which. The only thing that the PlayStation 3 version lacks is the exclusive episodic content available for the 360, which is something that could hurt the sales of the PS3 installment in the long run.

Grand Theft Auto IV will release in North America on April 28th and an April 29th release in the rest of the main markets such as Japan and Europe.