With that draw distance? The lighting and shadows aren't anything to write home about in 2013, but they're much better than RDR or MP3 has done on a console. Then there's quite a bit more being rendered onscreen it seems. The textures are exponentially better than RDR or GTA4, especially inside.
Rockstar has a history of rendering their wares on super dev computers for their PR media, then putting out what the consoles will handle. So, is it Next Gen, or just wishful thinking and what we'll see on PC/Next Gen (but nurfed first for current gen)?
Honestly, it could be Next Gen. Wasn't there a rumor Sony was looking to sell an unreasonable number of consoles in Q4/2013? Now, if they release in Nov thats pretty unreasonable, but start at the beginning of Q4 in Sept? Launching with GTA5? Suddenly, maybe it's not so unreasonable?
edit: Found this rumor:
Having high hopes on its Playstation 4 (PS4) game console, Sony internally expects the machine's annual shipments to reach 16 million units in 2013 with the supply chain expected to start mass shipments in August, according to sources from PS4 component makers.
The sources pointed out that the PS4 will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron Technology, and the player have just begun the processes of request for quotation (RFQ) for the related components. Therefore, the component shipments are unlikely to start until August, but should allow the machine to show up before the year-end holidays in 2013.
PS3 only sold 2 million WW through January after it's Nov 17th launch, but it was pricey and they had supply line issues. If they target a Sept release, and have much better luck with Foxconn, and it's priced competitively.... 4mil WW doesn't seem unreasonable.Edited by TyrantII - 5/1/13 at 5:40pm