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satam55
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(09-15-2013, 05:03 AM)

GTA 5's Leaked Xbox 360 Data Reveals PC, PS4 Build Code
Author: William Usher | published: 2013-09-14 19:28:53




By now everyone should be well aware that Grand Theft Auto V has been leaked for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, right? Well you should also know that most crackers don't just dump and upload a game, they fiddle with the code, they play with the file structures and ultimately they open the game up to see what's inside. Do you guys want to know what they found inside?

When modding games on consoles it's sometimes fun to see how a game is structured. For a lot of newer games, though, the files are heavily encoded and unless you have the source files it's tough to mod console games or take a peek inside their inner workings. However, with a lot of patience and a little bit of torrenting, the sewage of the internet managed to cook up some interesting results... I'm talking about the folk over at 4Chan.

A cross-post on Reddit links to an alleged Pastebin file containing an XML of the config file for the Xbox 360 version of GTA. Just in case Rockstar has Take Two put their lackey lawyers on the link, here's an image of the XML.


Of course, there's the obvious skeptical take that we have to address first and foremost: Could someone have wasted their time to type out nearly 2,000 lines of code and paste it online and say it's from the Xbox 360 version? Yes, very much so. However, I'm here to tell you from personal experience, it's easier to have copied the contents of the file from the leaked torrent and uploaded it online than to re-type it.

For those of you wondering why build code for the PC, PS3 and PS4 would be in an Xbox 360 config file, a few other games also had similar config files in their SDK with multiple configurations for different platforms, including Borderlands, Unreal Tournament 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 just to name a few. Heck, there are even PS3 and Xbox 360 configuration settings for APB: Reloaded if you bother to look through the data folders.

To better explain this for newbies: Most developers build games around a general code base and configure the game's specifications per platform within an single config file, as opposed to building new code or separate config files for each and every platform. The only time the code will drastically changed is when a mobile or portable port is involved.



As for the 360 config file... the different pool sizes you see roughly relates to how much of 'X' will be stored in memory based on platform specifications. Most of every AAA multiplatform game has a file like this to scale texture, draw distance, particle effects or actor data to each platform.

As you'll notice, there are specifications for the Xbox 360, PC, PS3 and Orbis, or the PlayStation 4 (viz., the Orbis is the name of the PS4's operating system when working with the dev kit).

This shouldn't be too surprising given that Sony inadvertently leaked it beforehand that GTA V would be arriving on the PS4. In addition to this, information on the PC and PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V were also leaked on Amazon Germany, according to Gaming Bolt. Amazon France also listed a PC version of GTA V, according to IGN.

Now let's put the information together: The current-gen versions of the game don't look anything like the promotional footage. The Xbox 360 leaked files if they are to be believed contains configuration data assets for next-gen and PC versions of GTA V. Amazon mistakenly leaks listings of the game for PC and PS4 and Sony mistakenly blurts out that the game is coming to their console.

Now I'm sure there are some fanboys who are diehard intent on believing that GTA V will be seventh-gen exclusive, but the evidence at this point looks kind of overwhelming wouldn't you say? Besides, I doubt Rockstar would invest that much time and effort into the high-poly, high-density, high-quality assets for the game just so that they couldn't be used on today's geriatric home consoles.

If you're still intent on getting the current generation version of the game, feel free to scour your options with the midnight release plan. If you think this news is bogus... feel free to take a look at the assets for yourself. Be warned, though, Take Two is on the lookout for any pre-release access of the game, which is why they're working with Microsoft to ban Xbox 360 consoles.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/GTA...ode-59102.html

Hmmm...
TacticalFox88
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(09-15-2013, 05:04 AM)
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Fuck it. I'll double dip if it comes out on PS4.
Ploid 3.0
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(09-15-2013, 05:04 AM)
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I can't wait to see GTA5 modded on PC, some crazy ENB or rather Textures and other tricks. Enb seem to be weird lately.
chubigans
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(09-15-2013, 05:05 AM)
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Oooooh baby

It's too bad I have zero will power, otherwise I'd wait. Oh well.
Aytrial
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(09-15-2013, 05:05 AM)
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I'm not really surprised. We all know it's coming, it's just a matter of when.
jwk94
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(09-15-2013, 05:05 AM)
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What about Xbox One?
Wake
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(09-15-2013, 05:05 AM)
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What about the Xbox One? I'll most likely hold out for the PS4 version.
Ultimadrago
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(09-15-2013, 05:05 AM)
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Wait, what?
Tsundere
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(09-15-2013, 05:05 AM)
Nothing for Xbox One? Hmmm.
Killer
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(09-15-2013, 05:06 AM)
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It took someone 5 min to write that code.
Kibbles
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(09-15-2013, 05:06 AM)
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Preorded on 360 will double dip for PS4.
M*A*S*H
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(09-15-2013, 05:06 AM)
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Now we wait.
ElTorro
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(09-15-2013, 05:06 AM)
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A piece of XML "found" on pastebin? lol...
Wario64
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(09-15-2013, 05:06 AM)
I want confirmation
FINALBOSS
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(09-15-2013, 05:06 AM)
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Best part is Rockstar knows that no one will wait for the next-gen versions, and a lot will double dip.
N.Domixis
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(09-15-2013, 05:07 AM)
Is this that major 3rd party exclusive verendus was talkiing about?
jacobs34
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(09-15-2013, 05:07 AM)
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I think this is old and potentially fake. It was discussed in the GTA thread awhile back. If it is real though, I would have no qualms with double dipping on PS4 if the game is quality - which I'm assuming it will be.
Thoraxes
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(09-15-2013, 05:07 AM)
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I didn't know about the PS4 version, but I had info on a PC version.
Fracas
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(09-15-2013, 05:07 AM)
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I really wish they would have announced the next gen ports before the 17th. Then again, it's kind of genius; I'm getting a PS4 at launch as well as GTA V because of the uncertainty.
onQ123
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(09-15-2013, 05:07 AM)
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Where is that PS4 gif

Edit:

mrJared
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(09-15-2013, 05:07 AM)
I was hoping Sony would lock this up as a next-gen HD exclusive.

next thing they gotta do is get Destiny at least timed exclusive.
redhot_
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(09-15-2013, 05:07 AM)
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Grand Theft Auto Online stand alone for nextgen, DO IT R*!
dragonflys545
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(09-15-2013, 05:08 AM)
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Will double dip. hopefully it comes with extras.
Paracelsus
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(09-15-2013, 05:08 AM)
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GTAV Complete will be exclusive to the 8th generation, watch as gaf melts down for a week and a half.
Fleshfeast
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(09-15-2013, 05:08 AM)
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My plan from the beginning was to wait for an Xbox One version. I hope it makes it to that platform.
N.Domixis
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(09-15-2013, 05:08 AM)
preorder cancled, getting this on ps4 instead.
Samyy
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(09-15-2013, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by N.Domixis

Is this that major 3rd party exclusive verendus was talkiing about?

I seriously doubt it if its coming to PC as well.
This is definitely coming to the Xbox One man. GTA platform exclusivity would be ridiculously expensive.
ricochetguro
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by FINALBOSS

Best part is Rockstar knows that no one will wait for the next-gen versions, and a lot will double dip.

They deserve more money than I can give them!
doemaaan
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)
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Wasn't buying GTA5 on day 1, so any confirmation of this in the future would be great.
MormaPope
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrJared

I was hoping Sony would lock this up as a next-gen HD exclusive.

next thing they gotta do is get Destiny at least timed exclusive.

Who benefits from this? Console warriors/fanboys?
Cartman86
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)
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Can't wait for my friends and I to move from the 360 to the PS4 version and for GTA Online stats to not carry over. They could with Social club, but my luck they won't.
Derrick01
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)
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I'd definitely double dip on PS4. Not going to wait months to do it though, I need my GTA now.
N.Domixis
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)

Originally Posted by MormaPope

Who benefits from this? Console warriors/fanboys?

Sony does.
Robot Pants
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)
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Well ill be triple dipping.
Tecl0n
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(09-15-2013, 05:09 AM)
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I need this, i don't have a current gen console, i need that PC version as soon as possible....
Iacobellis
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(09-15-2013, 05:10 AM)
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No Xbox One?

Jeez, Microsoft keeps digging themselves a deeper hole.
TimeEffect
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(09-15-2013, 05:10 AM)
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Any chance Sony secures it for PS4? Maybe if it comes to PS4, they can call it even on Agent
TheForceWithin
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(09-15-2013, 05:10 AM)
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I don't understand the people that intentionally double dip. Save your money, you'll get it eventually. Maybe I'm just getting older and wiser. *shrugs*
FINALBOSS
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(09-15-2013, 05:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Robot Pants

Well ill be triple dipping.

Shit, I might even do that too.

I can't pass up the mods on PC or the comfy-couch PS4 edition.

FUCK YOU TAKE2!
amnesiac
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iacobellis

No Xbox One?

Jeez, Microsoft keeps digging themselves a deeper hole.

...It hasn't even been announced yet.
USC-fan
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)

Originally Posted by TacticalFox88

Fuck it. I'll double dip if it comes out on PS4.

+1

Would be awesome!
CassidyIzABeast
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)
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BeastC all day
kadotsu
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)
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Yup, I'll be getting that. I want my first trailer GTA experience.
ISOM
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

I want confirmation

And an actual release date for pc.
fastford58
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)
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Maybe I'll wait then...
Drakeon
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)
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I will totally double dip for a PS4 version.
mrJared
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)

Originally Posted by MormaPope

Who benefits from this? Console warriors/fanboys?

shareholders and people who enjoy seeing companies make smart moves.

question is...who suffers from this?
DukeBobby
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(09-15-2013, 05:11 AM)
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If true, I'll definitely double dip and get the PC version.
MormaPope
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(09-15-2013, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by N.Domixis

Sony does.

And why should that be good or exciting for consumers?

Oh right, it isn't.

Originally Posted by mrJared

shareholders and people who enjoy seeing companies make smart moves.

question is...who suffers from this?

Astro turfer or console warrior?

Hard to tell.
R10Neymarfan
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(09-15-2013, 05:12 AM)

Originally Posted by onQ123

Where is that PS4 gif

Edit:

Gets me every time.

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