Speculation, fed by Sony's failure to announce a GTA title, had suggested the possibility of GTA exclusivity on XBox 360; yesterday's Microsoft press event however put a stop to that, announcing instead that there will be a simultaneous release on PS3 and XBox 360 of Grand Theft Auto IV.
During the same press event we found out that Grand Theft Auto IV, the next-generation console debut of the franchise, is expected to be in stores on Oct. 16, 2007, in North America and Oct. 19, 2007, in Europe.
The conflict on which new city will receive the High Definition G.T.A. treatment next will have to wait as there was a total lack of details on the actual game. This announcement was more of a power play by MS showing fans that no Sony franchise is safe. Recent stories of how Microsoft had a chance to sign-up GTA as an exclusive for the original XBox and passed seem to have had little, if any impact in a money driven world.
Separately, Microsoft and Rockstar Games also announced a strategic alliance which will see the publisher provide exclusive episodic content for Xbox Live, giving the community ever-expanding gameplay experiences....
Through Xbox Live, we have a unique opportunity to reach out to our audience in new ways, said Sam Houser, executive producer and founder of Rockstar Games. This strategic alliance allows us to craft experiences that fully leverage the on-demand distribution power and sheer size of Xbox Live.
For those who watched the Nintendo press event yesterday, this announcement is another example of how different the philosophy of Nintendo is from that of its other two rivals. Nintendo spoke to gamers by giving details of their titles and showcasing how they will be played. Sony and Microsoft, this far, have relied on vague, marketing infused statements giving very little away about what the gamer will get for his USD 60 per title.
-Source: Megagames.com whaca think?:rolleyes:
I thought I read some where that Sony and and Rockstar had a deal to have them games come out on Playstations for like the next few games, maybe I read wrong, I just want it to come out soon..
you have to think the ps3 isnt meant to come out til november and gta4 is meant to be coming out in october, and if you keep that in mind its gonna be on xbox for like a month til ps3 comes out. oh yea anyone seen that new game saint row just like gta but you can create your own character in detail like on the godfather
I dont know about anyhone else but I can wait till the ps 3 comes out to get my copy of the new gta. We are getting that 60gb one they are putting out. Then Iam sure we shall get the pc version as well. So I know I will just have to wait I guess..
I just hope they don't wait forever to release the PC version...don't have any other format :(
i remember when san andread came out the pc version was on the internet for download when san andreas came out for ps2 jokes thing is tho there was a rumour it was 4gb of gay porn so quite a few people didnt dl it
Johnny, we cant talk about that here..
im not advertising warez im just saying i remember when san andreas came out it came out for pc aswell
Ok, yeah I know what yer talking about, we have had stupid people come here loonking for shizzle about there downloaded versions, and we just boot them lol..
I don’t know about you guys but im not planning on buying any next gen console, so I really hope Rockstar makes it for PC as well. Mods have me still playingGTA SA, GTA VC and sometimes GTA3 for pc and hope game makers don’t start turning there back on PCs just because the new shiny consoles came out.