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#1 Nightz

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 14:19

Next-generation Console Debut of the Grand Theft Auto Franchise Set for April 29, 2008

New York, NY - January 24, 2008 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the release date for Grand Theft Auto IV, the new title in the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto franchise. Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto IV will be simultaneously available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system anwill be in stores worldwide on April 29, 2008.b>

"We are so excited to be releasing Grand Theft Auto IV," said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "We've pushed ourselves very hard to make something incredible and hope the game sets a new benchmark for interactive entertainment."

For more information, log onto http://www.rockstargames.com/IV


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#2 Coldgunner

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 14:20

Take it the PC version is coming later with more features?

def gonna get this for ps3

#3 Pupik

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 14:20

And still no word about the PC version :(

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 14:21

I was hoping for April the 1st!

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 14:28

A PC version will almost certainly come, probably for a Christmas release.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 14:48

What amazes me is the fact that this game will probably break new records when it is released, but in reality, will not be anywhere near the expectation Rockstar put on it.

Still going to be a good game, don't get me wrong.

I would expect it to come out for PC around Christmas time.

#7 Andrew

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 15:24

I was hoping for April the 1st!


I told you not to put your hopes on that day, didn't I :p

Agree with PiracyX's comment also.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 15:57

What amazes me is the fact that this game will probably break new records when it is released, but in reality, will not be anywhere near the expectation Rockstar put on it.


But why not?? What have Rockstar said about it, that it's not going to "do"?? The expectation comes from their previous titles, which were brilliant IMO. And I am pretty sure that this game will be one of my favourite games.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 15:58

Wow, for some reason I was still thinking this was slated for a March release. I am really glad that it is coming out so late in April because this will give me a full month to play Super Smash Bros on the Wii. I thougt those two games would be competiting for time but not anymore.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 17:41

"Rockstar finally pins GTA IV delay on PS3, er, it was a 'contributing factor'"
http://www.joystiq.c...-was-a-contrib/

Kind of lame. They just should have launched on the 360, and given the PS3 extra content or something to download on the 360 a couple of weeks after they'd release the game on the PS3.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 17:52

What amazes me is the fact that this game will probably break new records when it is released, but in reality, will not be anywhere near the expectation Rockstar put on it.

What amazes me is the fact this game is the first one (at least that I know of) that will have virtually no loading screens. In this era of "next gen" consoles and games...I would've expected this would be in pretty much every game.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 17:58

But why not?? What have Rockstar said about it, that it's not going to "do"?? The expectation comes from their previous titles, which were brilliant IMO. And I am pretty sure that this game will be one of my favourite games.


Are you joking right? GTA3 was really really good and for it's first time in 3D, they did a great job of it. I can't really say the same about Vice City or San Andreas though (or even Liberty Stories). Those games were GTA3 underneath with different characters, story, missions to play, and slightly better graphics but it was still GTA3, not really a whole new game.

Rockstar are the ones who has been hyping this game up so much, thinking that it will sell extremely well, because of GTA it will, but whether or not it's actually a good game, remains to be seen.

Their predictions on what they think this game will sell, is extremely arrogant on their part and would be funny if they sell nowhere near it.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 18:02

Rockstar been hyping? ... They released some trailers, the users are hyping games.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 18:04

Rockstar are the ones who has been hyping this game up so much, thinking that it will sell extremely well, because of GTA it will, but whether or not it's actually a good game, remains to be seen.

Their predictions on what they think this game will sell, is extremely arrogant on their part and would be funny if they sell nowhere near it.

I don't agree.

The way I see it, I don't think Rockstar is expecting to hit sales numbers or anything like Halo 3. Everybody knows, including Rockstar, that the chances of that happening are very slim. What they are expecting though, are great reviews and nothing but positive feedback from the community. They're confident that their game will take innovation to the next level and everybody will notice. Even Jack Thompson.

#15 mattmatik

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 18:04

Thanks now I can schedule myself for a few days off around 4.29.08 :)