E3 06: Grand Theft Auto IV coming to 360, PS3 in 2007

[UPDATE] Microsoft confirms next Grand Theft Auto is coming to Xbox 360 in October 2007; Rockstar Games confirms simultaneous launch on PS3.

LOS ANGELES--In one of the most shocking announcements at E3, Microsoft revealed that it quite literally stole away some of Sony's audience. One of the PlayStation's most notoriously popular franchises, the Grand Theft Auto series, is confirmed to be coming to the Xbox 360. Previous editions of GTA were released exclusively on the PlayStation 2 in October, and were later ported to the Xbox. Now we know that Grand Theft Auto 4 will be hitting the Xbox 360 on "day one," alongside the PlayStation 3 version of the game.

At today's Microsoft pre-E3 conference, Peter Moore pulled back his right shirt sleeve and revealed the familiar Halo 2 logo. Duping the audience into thinking that a new Halo was about to be announced, the Englishman then pulled back his left shirt sleeve, which revealed a tattoo that showed a Grand Theft Auto IV logo.

Grand Theft Auto IV will be available on October 16, 2007, in North America, and October 19 in Europe.

Moore did announce that Microsoft and Rockstar have signed an exclusive agreement to provide episodic content via Xbox Live, though he did not specifically limit the content to GTAIV.

Following the announcement during the Microsoft press conference, Rockstar Games issued a press release confirming that GTAIV would be hitting both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 simultaneously in the fall of 2007. The brief announcement specifically confirms that Scotland-based Rockstar North, creators of the previous GTA titles, will be developing the game.

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xxyanlixx
xxyanlixx

for real..GAMESPOT CAN YOU GUYZ PLEASE DELIVER OUR SINCERE REQUESTS TO ROCKSTAR AND TELL THEM WE WANT GTA 4 TO LAUNCH ON PC!

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

To burningskulls66: Please learn the facts before posting while so pumped. And utilize quotes if you are quoting, I got a little confused reading your post. XD "and xbox 360 well they use hd dvd thats 20gb if i remember correctly so that means more compression and less power they may town down the physics part of the game on xbox 360 and the graphics a tad,,," Not all xbox 360 has HD-DVD, HD-dvd is only sold as an add-on drive. And since Blu-ray won the market It wouldn't be surprising if they stopped selling them. The bigger the storage is on a Dvd the less compression will be required from the game manufacturers, therefore this could translate to better loading times. Graphics has nothing to do with the compression of data on games; Only movies. I think that 20gb is more than enough for that game. Seeing as they take into account the storage they have available, in this case it will be the max capacity of blu-ray since all PS3's come equipped with it or the max capacity of DVD-R DL (8.5gb) which all xbox360's can read. "HERES WAT U DO THE PS3 VERSION COSE PS3 UTILIZES DX10 YOU PORT THAT VERSION TO WINDOWS VISTA FOR PC AND PORT THE XBOX360 VERSION THAT UTILIZES DX 9 TO WINDOWS XP" I don't know where you've read that any console can utilize DX10. DX10 was developed after both the PS3 and Xbox 360 arrived to the market. The PS3 does NOT use DX10; The Ps3's gpu architecture is a pre-existing modified 7800 gpu (as I recall) which suffers from the nvidia 7 series line inability to utilize true HDR while Anti-Aliasing is on. Although it is actually easier to port an Xbox 360 coded game to the Pc, since they utilize a modified DX9 version to code for the 360; thus making it easier and faster to do so than in the PS3. However this doesn't guarantee a good port at all. With all that cleared, I can state that times like this I wish I had a console. GTA IV looks to be a terrific game, although I've never liked any of the other ones mainly because of the graphics and lots of bugs. All I can do is hope that it comes to PC. In the meantime I'll keep playing TF2, Crysis, Guild Wars and hopefully Battlefield Heroes.

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

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Ariguna
Ariguna

Man! if only this game shows up in PC , me and all my friends gonna running into it,screaming! jumping! and falling dude! Can I ask GTA IV to be released in PC dude!

Hanbinpeng
Hanbinpeng

i want it on PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please!!!!!!!! i can wait to play it on my PC

burningskulls66
burningskulls66

may i remind you all that new games espically gta 4 with physics and graphic engines and the main game engine require alot more programing that older games gta 4 alone has 130 programmers working on it 130 and they have 100 days to work on the game which they have recently stated to have gta 4 out after the 100 day mark also the amount of compression these days on disk is alot more than it used to be like blu ray is massive 50gb if i remember correctly and that will have less compression on the cd and ps3 might aswell get the exclusive content aswell and remember the old eithernet port well playstation 3 has that aswell o yes playstation 3 can go online same as xbox 360 and xbox 360 well they use hd dvd thats 20gb if i remember correctly so that means more compression and less power they may town down the physics part of the game on xbox 360 and the graphics a tad and you are all going nuts about o when will the game comes out well just remember 130 programmers plus this you are on consoles xbox 360 and playstation 3 gta 4 will be polished to the max to insure there aint no glitches and **** unlike san andreas f**k the ammount of bugs and glitches in that game where horrible after rockstar made a sloppy port of it to pc i want gta to come out to pc pc has everything the xbox 360 and ps 3 can have plus more you go on about ya consoles when computers gave birth to them AND ROCKSTAR F**K YOU IF GTA 4 DOESNT GO TO PC AND MICROC**K I WILL NEVER BUY A ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS AGAIN SAME WITH SONY tho maybe rockstar is doing this all cose they are to noob to program for windows vista and windows xp HERES WAT U DO THE PS3 VERSION COSE PS3 UTILIZES DX10 YOU PORT THAT VERSION TO WINDOWS VISTA FOR PC AND PORT THE XBOX360 VERSION THAT UTILIZES DX 9 TO WINDOWS XP NOT HARD NOOBS READ THIS C**KSTAR

arrow89
arrow89

oh c'mon, launch it on pc pleaseeeeeee!!!!!!!!! ora bisa dolanan ngko kie yen ora metu neng pc,360 esih larang sih

doomdood123
doomdood123

i agree with tropeak... of it doesnt come out for pc, im gonna puch rockstar in the face

tropeak20
tropeak20

I want it on pc!!! pc!! pcccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc!!!!!

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

ANYONE NOTICE YET GUYS GTA-IV HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK YET AGAIN WAS Q.1 DEC to FEB NOW Q.2 MARCH TO MAY :' ( O MY GOD WAS DUE FOR RELEASE SEP-OCT 2007 NOW DELAYED ALMOST A HOLE YEAR THATS FUDGE UP.....

PATTAN111111111
PATTAN111111111

this game looks really awsome!!!!!! I cant wait to play it on my Xbox 360

PATTAN111111111
PATTAN111111111

This should be an awsome game. I can't wait to play it on my Xbox 360. Please rate this comment

Teamsterman1
Teamsterman1

Do people think GTA IV will be coming out with a PC platform or not? That's the only way I'll buy it! If they don't come out with a PC version they will miss a whole lot of sales!

Teamsterman1
Teamsterman1

Do people think GTA IV will be coming out with a PC platform or not? That's the only way I'll buy it! If they don't come out with a PC version they will miss a whole lot of sales!

nymets819
nymets819

will be best gta game yet. it better be as good as gta sa, and the graphics should be great. if gta iv looks like saints row, than that's going to be one h***uva game!!!

rinobrin
rinobrin

LOL I think I will have to call in sick that day. I'm trying not to dwell on how long we still have to wait. Damnit.... I'm dwelling.

senjutsu
senjutsu

buying on ps3 when it comes out, that's for sure. I'll reserve my copy in advance at ebgames.

Private_
Private_

Damn, can't seem to find anywhere anything about it being released to the PC!

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

Vraeth: Wow, if the Metal Gear series went Multi there would be no stopping the 360. MGS4 is the only thing right now tempting me to buy a PS3.

jamalcarter
jamalcarter

HELL YEAH GTAIV IS GONNA KICK ASS!!!

armandito-14
armandito-14

yea finally i bet the grafics are gona be btter cauze the last games the grafics were crappy but it was good i have all of there games aw3some

Vraeth
Vraeth

Another PS3 exclusive bites the dust (Though to the suprise of no one, seeing as GTA:SA was multiplatform) Now all that needs to happen is MGS 4 subsistence/substance on Xbox360 and we'll be all set.

jonny_ebe
jonny_ebe

is there not going to be any titles that are ps3 exclusives anymore? cant see any reason to buy a ps3..

michaelpm15
michaelpm15

wow this one better be better than the bull they were trying to shove down our throats you know gta liberty city stories vice city stories and maybe another one not worth mentioning but who knows maybe wll get luckey and itl be another gta san andreas

michaelpm15
michaelpm15

wow this one better be better than the bull they were trying to shove down our shirts you know gta liberty city stories vice city stories and maybe another one not worth mentioning but who knows maybe wll get luckey and itl be another gta san andreas

larycv
larycv

I personally think it'll be better on PS3 because of the specs.But X360 owners will be happy that they will have it to,and even on the same day.

tnugent7
tnugent7

The market is so big now that 3 consoles can easily coexist, and it's just silly to think otherwise. This, however, will mean the PS3 will have a hard time getting up and running. I think that the overwhelmingly huge budgets it will take to make PS3 games look noticeably better than 360 games or have enough content to fill a Blu-Ray won't come until around 10 million consoles worth of market penetration. Until then, they'll be on a level playing field of gameplay, with only Sony's exclusives bridging the 200 dollar gap, along with overcoming the 360's ever-expanding library advantage. This means that these announcements are very bad things. You all can say that 360 has a lackluster game line-up, but you'd have to ignore facts in light of the fantastic releases in all genres that came in 2006 and will come in 2007. I was initially a Wii supporter because the thing is so much fun (play any multiplayer game on it and please try to disagree) and I rooted for the underdog. Naturally, I was hoping for the PS3 to tank, which it didn't, really. Sony took a risk by putting an overpowered game machine on the market, and it is ahead of its time. Eventually, PS3 will put out games that are just stunning, but until then, let's face the fact that they aren't putting out enough games to bridge the gap. The reason Nintendo is doing better is because it made Wii Sports, which gave every customer (along with their $249.99-having friends) the opportunity to experience the kind of infectious fun that their system can produce the moment they open the box. PS3 was a fun machine that sold itself on power alone, and while has the capabilities to do extraordinary things, consumers see products, they don't see promises. Things like this damage the PS3, and there's no way around it.

L-Dot
L-Dot

U stupid gamers its nt gonna make it faster all it should have is a tiny bit better graphics. come on have you seen the 360's specs. Don't make me laugh losers

Arkinsweets
Arkinsweets

Since Saint's Row was so good...(!) I'm hoping that GTA:IV will be able to up to bring the genre back to being respectful again. As for not being PS3 exclusive: who cares? It just means my friends that have 360s can play it too! And I can laugh at them and their loading times! Joking.

CCyberDDemon
CCyberDDemon

''Well Its Gonna Be BEtter On the PS3 cuz Of the BLU-RAY DISK'' - yeah, and 100 dolar more expansive. better pay 59 for 5 minutes of loading

Baller91
Baller91

Well Its Gonna Be BEtter On the PS3 cuz Of the BLU-RAY DISK :P

CCyberDDemon
CCyberDDemon

anybody knows when they have started the developing?

tarazi
tarazi

GTAIV will be sooo different on next gen consoles .... exclusively amazing it will be on both systems...wth different cars and many other things ..ofcourse at next generation platforms

stevoqwerty
stevoqwerty

i wish they will release GTAIV on pc, its better.

poker_freak27
poker_freak27

it has to be better than the last two and it has to be better in multiplayer

AFWorm
AFWorm

I hope it's better than the last two. It's needs improvement.

s10fan2000
s10fan2000

i cant wait for this to hit the 360. i'll be first in line.

SkyGSN-com
SkyGSN-com

I'm a GTA fan, but i prefer PC to other platforms and i hope that GTA 4 will come on PC.

nicthekid
nicthekid

suk to be peter moore, getting tattoos for every new game to come out. imagine the tattoo if he had to announce pokemon hahaha

q_cle
q_cle

I m a huge GTA and PlayStation fan and I m sorry to see that the GTA series is slipping away from the PS. I m just hoping that Rockstar will realize the superiority of the PS3 and will come to it s senses...Anyway, can t wait for the GTA IV :)

diplomats34
diplomats34

xbox360 did this with xbox becuz xbox needed to sell more thats it. rockstar was only sony until microsoft came and tried to buy it

olliegoddard
olliegoddard

bad news that gta4 will b on 360 cause of the smaller disc space. imagine what u cud fit on with just blu ray instead of a tiny dvd. NEXT GEN DISKS FOR NEXT GEN CONSOLES!!

The_GolfKing
The_GolfKing

This will be so amazing if you had the choice of real free roam and the ability to change over gangs and stuff. Even a character creator to make him you own would be great. Personally, Cant Wait

Brokendemise
Brokendemise

The only thing I'm going to be worried about is having to own a 360 or a PS3.

David136a
David136a

imagine next years grand theft auto... bumpmapping.. soft shadows.. motion blur.. bloom.. HDR... 5.1 surround sound...high resolution textures... and the best: 4 times antialiasing on HD...

badhmash
badhmash

Gears of War - XBOX 360 - Need i say more?