GTAIV: Lost & Damned PC-bound?

Latest patch for Rockstar's crime-spree sim reportedly adds Games for Windows Live achievements for currently Xbox 360-only expansion.

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Source: The Grand Theft Auto IV enthusiasts at Gtaforums.com.

What we heard: Last month saw the launch of the second Xbox 360-exclusive expansion for Grand Theft Auto IV, The Ballad of Gay Tony. The add-on was released as both downloadable content and a likely bestselling boxed retail product, Episodes from Liberty City, which also includes the first expansion, The Lost & Damned. Now, evidence has apparently surfaced that indicates the elder expansion will soon be available to owners of the PC version of Rockstar's crime-spree sim.

Lost & Damned achievements Found & Screen-capped.

The revelation came as part of the latest patch (v. 1.0.0.4) for the PC GTAIV, available at the Rockstar Games Web site. Besides fixing assorted graphics issues, adding anti-cheating measures, allowing controls to be double-mapped to keyboards, and combining region-specific SKUs into one, the patch apparently added a list of Games for Windows Live achievements for the Lost and Damned (pictured).

The official story: Neither Microsoft nor Rockstar responded to requests for comment.

Bogus or not bogus?: Likely not bogus. While Microsoft paid Rockstar some $50 million to keep the GTAIV expansions exclusive to the 360, both companies would obviously love to make as much money as possible. A staggered release for The Lost and Damned would let Microsoft and Rockstar glean further coin from both DLC products and a PC Episodes from Liberty City retail collection while still shutting out the PlayStation 3.

Discussion

146 comments
bigboss894
bigboss894

And that's why I have a PS3 and a PC.

nineteen93
nineteen93

Hopefully Episodes from LC for the PC is not as badly ported as the PC version of gta4 .

bealdohtsolani
bealdohtsolani

For Sony stick with ur stereos & TVs gaming is not ur style I never liked any of the play stations but hay thats just me thinking out loud PC all the way always.

bealdohtsolani
bealdohtsolani

All u ps3 users just pawn it off and buy an XBox 360 or better yet get a PC. Ya I know it sucks that u need a really big PC to run it but hay think about this when u get a super computer u can play anything. I never had a problem with my SPC running GTA IV or Fall Out but im not cheap I can run anything u through at me. So bring it on RS show me what ur made of bring the Episodes from Liberty City to PC PLEASE! As for all u peps downloading games illegally how do you expect game companies to keep maken those awesome games when you steel it all the time Boo get a job dumbass.

BloodyViolet
BloodyViolet

Looks like those PS3 gamer will be mad as hell... But thanks for MS, Because i got only lovely PC. : P

tjmeh
tjmeh

ps3 owners may well end up feeling really gutted if they don't get it as well

BloodMist
BloodMist

Too bad the PC version was so lazily ported.

melty3219
melty3219

awsome day one download for me AWWWW SNAP!

joeborg14
joeborg14

Yay for shutting out the PS3!! Haha jk

Knutte79
Knutte79

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Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Just bought the PC version too..for only $19.99!!!..but now I have to upgrade my CPU and RAM cause it runs like crap!!..oh well that's the life of a PC gamer :(

2buxaslice
2buxaslice

theskitone rockstar didn't shut out the ps3. they offered them gtaiv as an exclusive and sony turned them down thinking the ps3 would do much better than it did. microsoft then jumped on the opportunity to get exclusive downloads. blame sony, not rockstar.

scorpion_great
scorpion_great

Uh actually your wrong about the PS3, GTA started on the PC and I still remember playing the first one. I don't like any of the consoles because of the fact that video games started on the PC and they will always remain better then the console version! (not to mention all video games even god of war are being made on the PC and then ported to PS3)

theskitone
theskitone

dont shut out the PS3 rockstar remember wat made u guys over the top awesome with GTA III and where did that start? PlayStation now common R* im not saying hand back the money but pull some tweaks and get the episodes on PS3 sometime b4 the next GTA era plz. R* to the top!!!

DrKill09
DrKill09

If so, one less 360 exclusive. :P

scorpion_great
scorpion_great

Oh Yeeee! And whatever happened to Fable 2 on PC?

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Anti-cheating measures? Aw no fun.

Its_a_me_luigi
Its_a_me_luigi

To everyone who says that they'll wait for it to come to PS3 or that there shouldn't be exclusivity: Microsoft gave Rockstar $50 million for it to be exclusive. Now, unless Sony matches that, which probably won't happen because lots of people already have it so it won't be worth the 50 mil anymore. The only other way for the PS3 to get the DLC is for Microsoft to let them. That also won't happen because that would just be lost sales for Microsoft. I'm sorry, but this game will most likely never come to the PS3

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

@Kleeyook Well, Many developers have said many times over that the PS3 is probably one of the hardest systems to develop for, which is probably a main reason, Not to mention, Microsoft has the money to do that. PS3 owners can;t really complain about not getting GTA DLC, when once upon a time, GTA 3, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas was an exlcusive to PS2 for a year or so after each release.

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

@matthiewcorner How can you downlod games illegally on the Xbox? Are you talking about modding? Because Xbox isnt the only system that can be modded. ANy system that ever came out from 96 and up had the ability to be modded and be able to play japenese and downloaded games.

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

@ theharlemshake Welp. Hasnt happened yet. 50 Million dollars for them to sign a CONTRACT. a Contract that probably can't be broken.

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

@ Dawg9000 Yeah buuuuuuuuuut....Microsoft didnt give them some 50 millions dollars . Fallout DLC was a timed thing. GTA is always a game that will sell like hot cakes no matter what, and Microsoft knows that. Not to mention, Most PC's use Windows as their operating system and....yeah, Microsoft owns Windows.

Hekynn
Hekynn

Meh I will wait for the Game of the Year edition which I bet it will come out sooner or later for the PC.

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

Hey remember this isn't the only thing that's not on PS3. How about the Fallout 3 DLC? Oh wait................................

extraLifes
extraLifes

I hope they will release Lost And Damned to PC, The Ballad of Gay Tony will be nice too. It will be Christmas for me :D he he he

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

Very nice! Hopefully they'll release new clothing and bikes as a PC bonus because let's be honest, the PC version isn't the best one at the moment with all the problems it has and the fact you need a monster of a PC to play it.

playahater1
playahater1

Why did rockstar have to sell their soul to the devil and not release them for ps3?

bm1212
bm1212

Yeah this is good news, I have a ps3 and am gutted that it was an xbox exclusive. Its good to know that it could be released for the pc so I might buy that when it comes out.

brain20035
brain20035

great news for PC users like me :D funny though this isn't on the PC page news!!!

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

This is great news for PC gamers if it's true. I've bought both episodes from LIVE and they're awesome. Definitely worth buying.

Naico
Naico

I wonder why Microsoft let an extremely popular game they paid to keep exclusive on to the PC... Oh thats right, because Microsoft owns "Games for windows". All their doing is trying to lure PS3 gamers into the PC market, thus making them even more money.

theharlemshake
theharlemshake

R* is worth well more than $50 million dollars, so to believe that that amount will keep TLAD and TBOGT off of the PlayStation 3 is a bit naive.

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

Now I just hope they release gay tony more sooner.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

PS3 no DLC, ROFL. Sux to be you guys. You guys got t he SHAFT!

matthiewcorner
matthiewcorner

It's stupid to make exclusive content for the Xbox, which has so many people who download the game illegally. Would really like to play TBOGT, hope it comes out for the PS3 also in a while. I tend to think that the Microsoft only paid R* to keep it exclusive for a certain amount of time. And since TLAD is already about to come out on the PC (the newest patch, which added TLAD trophies), I see no problem for it to come out on the PS3. But I still don't understand why on earth did they make the downloadable content (TBOGT) cooler than the actual game itself!? At least the Bullet looks pretty lame in it.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

It's a shame MS paid $50 to Rockstar to keep GTAIV expansions exclusive to theirs. I believe system wars had never been like this on PSOne, N64 and Saturn gen. MS is too greedy that they bought in so many developers to make their games exclusive and cut the way to money for other consoles. U guys can call that business but for me it's truly evil.

XanderZane
XanderZane

fede_pyro i have already bought episodes for xbox...if it comes out for PS3 i will cut my nuts, i have GTA IV for PS3 and episodes in xbox ************************************************************* It'll never come out on the PS3 unless 1) Sony pays Rockstar $50 million. 2) Microsoft gives the ok. So PS3 owners shouldn't hold their breath. That would be like Komani or SEGA bringing MGS IV or Valkyria Chronicles to XBox 360. Probably not going to happen.

Templar_Bladema
Templar_Bladema

@AngelCage-2: I have two theories on this (I do own a PS3, so I feel a little left out on GTA expansions too) 1) The 360 version was predicted (because the episodes where talked about before release) to not sell as well, so Rockstar might have wanted to add a little extra there to boost sales there, or 2) Rockstar was originally going to make it a multi-console release, until M$ paid them to make it 360 exclusive.

fede_pyro
fede_pyro

i have already bought episodes for xbox...if it comes out for PS3 i will cut my nuts, i have GTA IV for PS3 and episodes in xbox :P

Knutte79
Knutte79

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AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Almost half the people who buy GTAIV (on consoles, i don't know how much have sell GTAIV PC) are PS3 users. rockstar should give a little love to PS3 too.

deathwatch28
deathwatch28

I you ran a company wouldnt you want to put your product on as many shelves (or games consoles) as you could to maximse profits

dadoesch
dadoesch

I wish Episodes would come to the PS3. Stupid exclusivity.

writer
writer

@-HCMF- ...............you fail :/ As for the DLC, i wouldn't mind picking this up for my comp. I enjoyed GTAIV and the storyline was very well done. Just hope this stuff comes out soon and not in like a year. Otherwise, I will be pissed!

NavIGOtoR25
NavIGOtoR25

Of course, Rockstars mame money on it, but I no wonder that it can be downladed from Steam.