Trees have a lot of poligons and an expensive hitmodel. Consoles would be unable to have a stable and average fps with trees around.
I really want to join in but I have no way of uploading photos to my computer, I don't have xbox live either.
Anyone want to find these locations and compare them. I don't understand why rockstar cut out all them trees, maybe cause of really bad pop in?
I haven't played the game as i am a pc user, but i assume trees have dynamic shadowing. Just think of all those leaves it would have to calculate the shadow through.
Same is for the house scenario, all the objects seen in the trailer seem physical, if every house had that many physical props, the hardware would not be able to keep up.
However I expect next gen consoles and good pc's to have more detail to the map.