Rumor: GTA IV Box Art Exposed? Not Really

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The net was abuzz yesterday with the news that the box art for GTA IV had finally been revealed through the Xboxfamily website. Imagine Xboxfamily’s surprise and delight when they opened their mailbox and there, right before their very eyes, was a package from Rockstar filled with empty PS3 and Xbox 360 cases of the long awaited GTA IV. Who wouldn’t be excited?The artwork on the covers may have been a letdown for games, especially considering the cool artwork for GTA games past, but despite the mundaneness of what we were seeing, the public was somewhat sated. Now, news comes today from Xboxfamily that Rockstar had contacted them, and reassured them that the new toys they received were nothing more than place holders that people will start seeing at retailers. The email Rockstar sent them stated: “We have always kept the final art under wraps until shortly before the official launch of the game”.

So, now that we know that these covers are not the official designs for the game, maybe we can rest a little bit easier knowing that the actually artwork will be much cooler. This also means that Rockstar is going to be sending these “place holders” to retail – which insights the question: When in 2008 will we actually get to play the game?

With the release date changing with the wind, gamers cannot help but wonder just how many months will these place holders be sitting on shelves before we actually get to play the game.

Stay tuned for more information on the ever changing world of GTA IV.

Thanks for the pics and the info:

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6 Comments on Rumor: GTA IV Box Art Exposed? Not Really


On October 30, 2007 at 12:24 pm

all the links go to the same close up picture, wtf?


On October 30, 2007 at 12:34 pm

We are working on it now weclock. Thanks for the heads up! :-)


On October 30, 2007 at 12:43 pm

FIXED!!!! :wink:


On October 30, 2007 at 12:49 pm

Hopefully it will be released around the same time as LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear Solid because that will obviously make the PS3 a more attractive option than it is now to some GTA fans who havent bought a console yet.

I really think this delay for GTA has helped Sony because if it was released this month like sheduled there would have been all the hype of Halo3 boosting the 360 and not much at all for Sony but from Feb & March onwards next year its completely the other way around.

I dont want to keep repating this (but I will anyway :mrgreen: ). Next years lineup of exclusives on the PS3 is far better than the 360.


Metal Gear Solid 4
Gran Turismo 5
Final Fantasy 13
Tekken 6
Killzone 2
L.A. Noire
The Agency
Coded Arms: Assault
Eight Days
FIA World Touring Car Championship
The Getaway 3
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
Red Dead Revolver 2
Heavy Rain


Banjo-Kazooie 3
Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2
Too Human
Fable 2
Magna Carta 2
Mobile Ops: The One Year War
Ninja Gaiden 2


On October 30, 2007 at 5:44 pm

i am actually like this game :razz:


On January 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm