GTAV pushes Xbox 360, PS3 to the limits, says Rockstar

Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies says "we've squeezed every single ounce of power" out of the consoles for upcoming open-world action game.

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Speaking with GameSpot, Benzies said, "We wanted to push these consoles to their limit. I think we've squeezed every single ounce of power out of these boxes that we can."

The developer has said previously that GTAV not only represents the largest game Rockstar North has ever created, but also the most finely detailed. The placement of every tree in the gameworld has been considered, according to the developer.

GTAV will require a mandatory 8GB install on Xbox 360 and PS3. On Xbox 360, the game will ship on two discs, though players will not need to swap them at any time during gameplay.

Benzies also addressed Rockstar North's general ambitions for GTAV, which launches in just over one month on September 17.

"Our goal was to simulate what's outside [in the real world], to make it feel good, and tidy up all the rough edges that we thought GTAIV had," Benzies said. "It was to get it so the handling feels perfect, the gunplay feels perfect. And also the online side of it--that's been a goal for years. We've started it a few times before, but we've never finished it. That's what we wanted to do, basically."

Check out GameSpot's full interview with Benzies for more, as well as a hands-on preview of GTA Online.

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