Monday 10 July 2006
Yet another image has appeared today that is claimed to be the first ever GTA IV screenshot. Except, of course, it's not. In fact, with a little research, we found that the image - originally posted on GTA-Four.net - comes from 3D design site 3DBlasphemy, titled City Street 2004.
But we're not disappointed. Take a look at the image - doctored to include a line of 'official' Rockstar North copyright text - and ask yourself if this is really what you want GTA IV to look like. Photorealism has never been a characteristic of the series' brilliant visual flavour, and we don't expect that to change, even with the grunt of next-gen hardware.
Above: No joke barber shop names, no humorous visual flair - GTA IV won't look like this
When the first screenshot of Grand Theft Auto IV does appear, there'll be no debate - it'll be unmistakeable. Having had a run of games set in fictionalised US cities, we'd like to see an Asian themed GTA. Wouldn't it be great to run and gun around the neon-lit streets of a Tokyo-style city? Don't agree? Why not discuss this hot topic in the GamesRadar forum?