Double the amount of available memory would surely be useful for a sandbox game full of physics and textures and everything, right? Plus you have the 360's graphics card running the show. I think I know which version I'll be getting... the PC one! If there is one.
The graphics card will be doing the large majority of the work. It's 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz, that's GDDR3, should be able to take the strain. Though it doesn't give it much room to 'breathe' considering.
Was a bit of a waste only sticking 256mb of not-particularly-good RAM in the PS3... but then I suppose the price would have been doubley outrageous
This isn't the same Liberty City as in the other games, apparently.
In fact it's more of a New York City - which explains why you can see the well-known landmarks from new york, including the statue of Liberty. Although, Liberty City was always based on New York anyway.
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the game had Liberty City, Vice city AND san andreas all put into it - would make it super huge and it'd certainly be a possibility. But as far as I am aware, Liberty City is a completely revamped city. Only the name is the same.
As for the PS3 RAM:
* 256MB X DR Main RAM @3.2GHz
* 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz
Isn't that 512mb RAM in total? Same as the Xbox 360?
"They should make London In 3D"
That has been done you know. In "The Getaway" on PS2 you play in Lodon.
And, I hope GTA4 isn't any bigger than San Andreas. It got really confusing, my small brain couldn't memorize the entire map. I Do hope they got different times of the year. Like Winter, Spring, Summer ...