Inside Liberty City: Developer Diary

By Chris | 7th Dec 2007 at 11:32 GMT in GTA IV | 16 Comments

Rockstar are certainly making up for the months fans waited without any news on GTA IV by giving us a lot of stuff to enjoy over the past week or so. Today, Yahoo have posted a developer diary which details part of how Rockstar Games and Rockstar North have created Liberty City. The article includes some screenshots side-by-side with their real life counterpart, along with 4 new screenshots.

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K9 Krew's photo
K9 Krew 7th December, 2007 @ 11:58 - Permalink

Wow, All of those Screen-Photo comparisons looks identical. Nice new screenshots.

Spaz The Great's photo
Spaz The Great 7th December, 2007 @ 12:19 - Permalink

Whoa-damn, buddy. That's some pretty good shit there. Some of those comparison shots are amazing.

Gycu's photo
Gycu 7th December, 2007 @ 12:58 - Permalink

I'm reading it right now ... sounds amazing 'till now ...

MrLlamaLlama's photo
MrLlamaLlama 7th December, 2007 @ 13:36 - Permalink


Epic, epic, epic, epic, epic.

Did i mention this is fucking epic?

Those screens are simply amazing...

R*'s Lady liberty pwns real life one... :P

Plus, this confirms weazel (The TV station taking the piss outta fox that we also heard on the radio in LCS?)

kobe_inr's photo
kobe_inr 7th December, 2007 @ 14:10 - Permalink

man oh man how good is that. look exactly alike. the game is gonna be mad!!!! :D

Sherman's photo
Sherman 7th December, 2007 @ 14:16 - Permalink

So.Awesome. I'm calling up my friend / going to the pawnshop for a 360 now.

The Bossman's photo
The Bossman 7th December, 2007 @ 14:38 - Permalink

Just the detail on the shots is incredible, and the side-by-side comparisons are equally as good. I actually thought they'd make the Statue of Liberty a bit more jokey than that, seeing as they like parodying things. If you can go on the Screamer, I wonder if you can throw people out their seats...? :D I need a next-gen console now dammit. Good shots, as always.

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Red_91 7th December, 2007 @ 15:23 - Permalink

The detail is very good, and I like the mucky water in the second screenshot, everything seems so life like and the graphics have been a major improvement to previous versions.

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treemans 7th December, 2007 @ 21:18 - Permalink


Three new GTA 4 screenshots from Hungarian GTA's website:

They were cool according to me! ;)

Gycu's photo
Gycu 7th December, 2007 @ 22:00 - Permalink

Whoa! Never seen those pics, thanks :D

Red_91's photo
Red_91 7th December, 2007 @ 22:03 - Permalink

Nice screenshots I like the second one where he is driving with the black guy, also the one where he is about to shoot the cop is good too.

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fire boy 7th December, 2007 @ 23:28 - Permalink

there are also some new screen shots that have been uploaded onto the rockstar site which are pretty rad. someone should add them to this site. man i hope they tell us the release date soon i cant wait!!!!!! :w00t:

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Swifty 8th December, 2007 @ 01:46 - Permalink

The best thing about this article is that it points out how the graphics are merely the tip of the iceberg & what's really going to set this game apart is the level of realism & immersion that will be possible. It's going to be the little differences & the attention to detail, which will make GTA IV so much more enjoyable than the previous titles (I'm hoping).

I really want this to be a game that I can keep going back to, because unfortunately I don't think SA was. Once the missions were all done, there wasn't much left to do except start the storyline over again.

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STL67 8th December, 2007 @ 17:02 - Permalink

if u look at the one with times square its got a billboard that says WEAZEL news, and, mayb thats a site we'll be able to visit ingame! :D

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rockstarrem 9th December, 2007 @ 03:31 - Permalink
if u look at the one with times square its got a billboard that says WEAZEL news, and, mayb thats a site we'll be able to visit ingame! :D

Well fuck, good looking. The WHOIS information shows this:

Domain Name:

Status: clientTransferProhibited


Whois Server:

Referral URL:

Expiration Date: 2010-01-24

Creation Date: 2007-01-24

Last Update Date: 2007-01-24

Name Servers:

Isn't Network Solutions the company that Rockstar buys their domains from?

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CHEW-GUN 12th December, 2007 @ 19:24 - Permalink

Correct me If I'm wrong, But to me it seems the liberty lady has been parodied a bit.

In the game its called the statue of happiness and it looks like its holding a beer can instead of that torch.