X06: Duo of XBL GTA4 packs confirmed for 360

Rockstar's next-gen crime spree will get two Xbox Live packs, each coming within months of release; games will reportedly be as long as Liberty City Stories spin-off.

When Grand Theft Auto IV was announced for the Xbox 360 at E3 2006, gamers weren't too surprised. What was surprising, however, was the fact that the game was going to get some downloadable content for the game and that Sony's timed-exclusives on the game were history.

At Microsoft's X06 event currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft's corporate vice president of marketing Peter Moore gave gamers the latest on what's in store for the game on Xbox Live Marketplace. He announced that Rockstar Games is working on two downloadable packs for the game--to be made available within months of the game's release.

"We're not talking about an extra car or character here," Moore said when describing the "epic" episodic packs. He then joked about Rockstar keeping even him in the dark about the content packs, but emphasized that the packs would be lengthy.

A press release issued during the conference said only that the packs would add "hours of entirely new gameplay" to GTA4. No additional details on the downloadable packs were released, but industry sources have said they will be along the lines of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories in terms of length.

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unknown2007
unknown2007

that would be so freakin amazing if rockstar did add that to free roam mode. imagine just chilling in your crib watching TV..then some guys come rushing in with with guns blazing and having an old fasion shootout..also being able to rob banks with your teammates. and your enemies have to try an rob the bank before you can. in the meantime. the cops have to stop you from getitng away. but even adding just that feature would be awesome.

nugglife
nugglife

They need to make it so you can bowl and play darts and drink while in 16 man free mode. COME ON ROCKSTAR

STANROY617
STANROY617

Wow! That's great For XBOX users anyway. I wonder what the packs will add besides gameplay. Hopefully some cars and special weapons. Maybe evn some different clothes for single and multiplayer. CAN't WAIT!!!

brad1087
brad1087

Yeah thats gonna be cool if they are as long as LC Stories. For some reason though, that is hard to believe. Just have to wait and see I guess.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Having both a 360 and a PS3, I would rather pay for an online service than the rubbish Sony offers up on its service, just play both versions of COD4 and see what I mean.

cckcmain
cckcmain

I wonder if they'll go the way of beautiful katamari and make you pay for content that was already IN the game.

morgonstjarnan
morgonstjarnan

This really sucks! First they had to scale down the game because it wouldn't fit on the 360's paltry DVDs. And now they're compensating b giving the 360 downloadable content. Really, pathetically bad. They should've just screwed the 360 and put it all on a blu-ray disc.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Wow I wonder what DLC Sony is going to be getting for this game!

crazychris90
crazychris90

e3addicted... Gasp. To be completely honest what is £40 a year for Xbox Live? Especially when Xbox Live is a much more trustworthy service being owned by a company that supplies internet. 2 - What makes you think that the episodic content will make it onto the PS3 when Microsoft has officially bought it? (maybe Sony will pay for there own seperate episodic content? Who knows?). And finally 3 - I don't think you have an Xbox 360 at all. Sounds like a very fanboyish comment saying that you own both consoles and saying that you believe it will release on PS3.

e3addicted
e3addicted

I got both PS3 and X360, and I have to say that I'll get this game for PS3 because there's no reason to pay for multiplayer. And I think episodic content will finally make their way on PS3, in a way or another. The exclusive is all about time i think, they'll release episodes first on X360 and later on PS3. If things go wrong I could still get it used for 360. That's it!

PuerDebonaire
PuerDebonaire

AlphaSqaud: "Thats right go gta packs the only bad thing is it is you need xbox live but to bad for you guys cas i got it anyway 360 needs this because they own and by the way with you ps3 fans whats so good about your console ooh look a blue disk watever it is we get to see a dvd better woopdedoo thats why they have hav dvd players and the only reason they have that is that they have bad games and watever good game u have 360 already has and u guys make a game outta anything so why dont you go play barn yar or the ant bully who would pay a grand for a dvd player geez" ...excuse me? there's so much wrong with this comment that I don't know where to start...

infestedcyborg1
infestedcyborg1

BIGboss600 u know i like this idea of gta not being over when u beat the game but the ps3 has the better hardware and im gonna get it on the ps3 and i read the ps3 will get downloaded content ------------------------------------------------------------------------- The ps3 might have better hardware but they are going to look the same, yea same here ive heard ps3 is getting some content. But i would much rather the 360 content.

gamer082009
gamer082009

Well at least Microsoft is making an effort to set theirs apart and give their console owners more incentives on the 360 version. I'll definately be getting the addon packs.

Holopaw
Holopaw

-"mxavier74 If they delay this game again.. I dont care if it is the best game ever I will not buy it.."- I bet.

mxavier74
mxavier74

If they delay this game again.. I dont care if it is the best game ever I will not buy it..

promethus
promethus

I hope it doesn't cost as much as the Shivering isles because that drained my MS points too fast for my liking.

jameeler91
jameeler91

vahid_xbox_360 if they said downloadable content i dont think that means its going to be a CD unfortunate for you i like it better when its downloaded anyway cause a CD you can lose but if you download it you can go to your download history incase you deleted it by mistake

vahid_xbox_360
vahid_xbox_360

I hope the game will comes in single DVD. multiple DVD s is *ucking distracting .

PhilElsen
PhilElsen

definitely going to get 360 version not PS3 one. Want all the extra stuff. GTA rules and so does 360

warrenohio
warrenohio

I have been a fan of Grand Theft Auto ever since the first one on PS One.This looks like its going to be a great thing for GTA 4.Itsounds like the packs are going to rock! GTA ROCKS!!!

Mercenary-X
Mercenary-X

As long as GTA: Liberty City Stories? Sign me up :D

master_chief369
master_chief369

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datniccah187
datniccah187

Thats hot right there, i'll be sure to download when i pick up the game, GTA needs to come out soon so i can put Saints Row down lol.

Bdehnert2008
Bdehnert2008

taino1128- "once again, microsoft bribes rockstar to make it better on xbox" hey man whatever you gotta do to get more sales, smart move by microsoft to do this to such a popular series.

GingeOnGinger
GingeOnGinger

yer this is soundingvery appealing even though i was planning on getting one anyway...And i think that there should be an offline co-op mode to go through the missions cos on a lot of the missions u have a follower anyways...like catalina or lance or anyone else ect.

BIGboss600
BIGboss600

u know i like this idea of gta not being over when u beat the game but the ps3 has the better hardware and im gonna get it on the ps3 and i read the ps3 will get downloaded content

taino1128
taino1128

once again, microsoft bribes rockstar to make it better on xbox

AlphaSqaud
AlphaSqaud

Thats right go gta packs the only bad thing is it is you need xbox live but to bad for you guys cas i got it anyway 360 needs this because they own and by the way with you ps3 fans whats so good about your console ooh look a blue disk watever it is we get to see a dvd better woopdedoo thats why they have hav dvd players and the only reason they have that is that they have bad games and watever good game u have 360 already has and u guys make a game outta anything so why dont you go play barn yar or the ant bully who would pay a grand for a dvd player geez

TheShowStopper
TheShowStopper

I've never been a massive fan of GTA games (at least from the jump to 3D) but any Xbox 360 game is a good game IMO, and this will prob make it into my collection some how... Be nice if they add an Online Element like saints row (or like the GTA Online PC Mod - For GTA3/Vice City) and that would really be taking the series on an up... The elements in Saints Row online, are great, and im sure will work well in GTA, but if it does go online please make sure you have the server to suppose alot of people, unlike THQ who also c0ck up!

Oneida
Oneida

Why do ppl think that only Xbox will be getting this extra stuff?? and why do ppl write off ps3 before they have even had a chance to use it?? you know what they say about assumption right?

ARockAStorm
ARockAStorm

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ALFREDPOTHEAD
ALFREDPOTHEAD

@!#$%%? sucks for people who dont give a #$%% about everything online

_Sam_
_Sam_

why can't it just be on the game disk :(

theKSMM
theKSMM

Dammit, Rockstar, get out of my wallet!

Psycho_Teen
Psycho_Teen

Ok just to clear something up the contract says this download pack is Exclusive to the Microsoft forever. They could release a Gta4 "Remix" later on though. When They say they will be along the lines of GTA LCS they ment in how long each of the downloads stories and extras would be.

JayPee89
JayPee89

Whatever happened to the whole game coming in the box?Microtransactions will be the DEATH of the industry. Thank you Mr. Gates.

aygol
aygol

Yeah, The question is who doesn't care about Grand Theft Auto IV ??? The Downloadable packs are cool. I think Rockstar Games MUST whack the PS3 version. Becuase everyone wants the Xbox 360 version, not the PS3 version. Everyone knows that the Xbox 360 is the winner. Who casres about PS3 ???

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i like the controls better on xbox controller, and it might be available online for ps3 and another thing that i would like to mention is that i hated liberty stories so it ebtter not be like that.

xcgamer
xcgamer

Perhaps it's time you throw in the towel for PS3 and come to the good side. Get a 360.

Dimebag_Darrell
Dimebag_Darrell

All I can say is these "XBL Exclusives" to GTA4 had better not be Permanent exclusives. PS3 (And PC if it isn't bundled with it at release) had better get a late realease of them on DVD in stores at some point down the line. It's BS if they don't. No one should have to shell out an extra $200 - $300 dollars to get that extra content. Especially when the current gen GTA games never gave an extra content to the PS2 version over the XBOX.

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

sorry people. but if you were playing halo as a 8 bit character, even if it was 3d, it wouldn;t be the same. it wouldn't be halo with out its looks. look is as important as gameplay. but sometimes games just have one over the other. Now to the 360 gta. Everyone im sorry, but i just dont see it being good. unless theyt put a lot of time into. well no. good. but not as good as playstation. I mean it was like the last time with the other gta's. Plus the controls were really clunky. and just felt weird. maybe it just cause i was used to the ps2 controller. anybody elses thoughts?

Hokkie
Hokkie

~MarcjinJaume~ Graphics are nice, but I don't know how many times graphics has lured me into one of the worst games i've ever played. We don't play 8-bit because technology is increasing and people like flashy things, things that go boom, and things that aren't possible in real life. 8-bit days were great, as well with 16, 32 and finishign off with 128. all great with its shares of ups and down...20 years from now you'll say "well, why arent we still playing 256-bit? grafix baby grafix"

fastmousep
fastmousep

Excellent news just shows that when it comes to more gameplay the 360 wins every time

Rando1017
Rando1017

MarcjinJaume, I play an 8 bit game everyday. Just because you don't do old school, you shouldn't assume nobody else does either. Last time I checked, one of the biggest draws to the Wii is the massive old school catalog you can download. Graphics are good enough. And while they may be important to you, I think most people would agree that gameplay is more important by far.