GTAIV rolling out April 29

Latest in the Grand Theft Auto series to be released worldwide in just over three months for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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One of the most anticipated games of 2008 has been given a firm release date. Rockstar Games has issued a statement saying that Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 worldwide on April 29. A release date of April 25 had previously been rumoured for the UK, though some leaks of US retail materials pointed to a March release. It had originally been set for an October 2007 release, and its shock delay to 2008 was blamed on the "time-intensive nature" of dual-platform development.

The latest iteration of the series follows the adventures of Eastern European immigrant Nikolai Bellic as he searches Liberty City for an as-yet-unnamed person from his past. The release, which some analysts see as having the potential to outsell Halo 3, could provide a major boost for Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive, which has struggled financially over recent quarters.

For more information about Grand Theft Auto IV, see GameSpot's recent preview.

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apathy126 - The 360 version will outsell the PS3 version. Just look at CoD4, the 360 sales absolutely crushed the PS3 sales. As a owner of both consoles, I'd rather own it on the 360 because of the execlusive content, better controller, and better online support.

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i smell another delaaaaaay

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Thank god we have a firm release date!!! I can't wait for this game..... But of course it releases the week before finals' week, dammit.

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I love the concept of GTA games, but they are so big i start to lose interest, might have to try harder this time though! As someone mentioned controller size, i actually perfer the 360 pad, maybe because ive got big shovel sized hands!! I find the close together dual shock thumb sticks, too fiddly! Plus i only have 360, so probably be best to get the 360 version of GTA eh?

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Will there ever bother to release this on the PC since that's where the franchise started in the first place?

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Woot!! Can't wait.

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best playstation 3 game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait!!!!!!!!!!! 10/10

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i Dont believe it at last , i cant wait to get y hands on this game, i say it will be the best ps3 game ever woooooow APRIL 29 is just like my second birthday

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woo can't wait, hold on damn it ill be in holland! release it earlier

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I'm so excited for this game! Can't wait!

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Nice......Home and MGS4 should be released around the same time. This year is going to be incredible for the PS3.

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Can't wait! :D -------------------------------------- www.youtube.com/x360videos

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It'll get delayed again, like every other game. I will not be getting my hopes up.

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I guess i was right back in Dec , when i said its coming out in April , oh well , any one could get a minus in his life, as for the release date , am glade Rockstar has finally set one , April is not that far away , specially when there is a lot of games to play between now & then.

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That is going to put a lot more mileage on my 360, so thank god for repair warranties.

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Great, another rehash of GTA3, oh boy hold me back.

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good news for me and the fans of GTA IV

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iam tired of waiting too. but iam still getting it.

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Can't sell if they keep on delaying it geez I don't even want this game anymore tired of waiting

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Yeah Whatever key!

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hey apathy, there are many more 360's out there than there are blu-ray...err...ps3's. simple math my friend.

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Hey key,360 out selling the PS3 GTA IV,you're avin a laugh mate.This game will keep me going for months.Besides,which controller would you prefer?The clunky Black box 360 or the better,more comfortable, less heavy PS3 contoller!?????????????............Exactly!

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Sweet!

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If it out sells Halo 3 who cares? I certainly don't know or care. But I do know one thing the 360 version will out sell the PS3 version for sure. With or with out exclusive DL content.

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i bet it'll be delayed again

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Only 4 months to go untill we get another bout of accusations from lazy parents that violent games cause kids to grab an AK-47 and kill Grandpa and Grandma.

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ill play the 360 version or PS3 version when it comes out. I'll wait for the Pc version to play multiplayer, since it should support tons of players like the GTA-SA MP mod of up to 100 players.. that would be so sweet :) its a shame the map is so much smaller on this game tho.. it might get boring after a short while because its all city -.- and they had so much time with this game that if it has framerate issues & not many missions it will suck, and i think rockstar is a bad developer if it is the case.

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Finally, A release date we can watch for.

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@XaineBD, I don' think that was the case. They just needed more time on the game as a whole. Your thinking of Manhunt 2.

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YAH!

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Crap, a game finally comes out on my birthday and it's one I'm trying very hard not to care about.

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Stupid leap year making me wait an extra day!

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I wonder though... Rockstar had to revise the game due to the ESRB giving it an [AO] rating which are not allowed on PS3 nor 360 anymore. But they always make a PC version of the game months after release. So will the PC version be the original [AO] version? One can hope! EDIT: To KDT55: << LINK REMOVED >>

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yes cant wait..lets hope the time will fly by and then i can get my hands on this.......

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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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YES!

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am on it

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Nice to have an official release date.

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this is sweet i cn t wait so many kool games out soon like gta4 mgs4 and dmc4 i cnt wait woooooop

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They gave it a good release date, plenty of quality games comming out in the end of the year so this fits for most people's gaming agenda. I'll finish up with Mass Effect, go to Lost Odessey which will keep me busy till GTA which will keep me busy till the end of the year. Then it's time for Fallout 3, Fable 2, Sacred 2 and what not, too many games comming out then, I think I'll start working on my list for 2009...

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i cant wait either and special 360 only downloadable content ftw!!

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Just the time when exams start for college....

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For all you saying its taken this long because of the PS3, thats only if it was an EA game, because those guys are retarded... no offense to retarded people.

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something fun to start May off nicely... hope this date sticks

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finally an official release date for the incredible game gta IV i really cant freaking wait

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Ahh, lovely replies. Release dates, who cares. Some day it will come out, i'll buy it, play it and not come out of my room for a few weeks. Thanks Rockstar for making yet another awesome Grand Theft Auto game, take your time.

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I hope this will be the last release for Rockstar, for a title like this, it should be release only on xbox360, we already got too much pollutation from these type of games on PS2 and now coming to PS3, back off man!

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SICK!

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The problem with PS3 development has more to do with console developers versus PC developers. Developers who primarly code for the PC have all pretty much stated the PS3 is actually relatively simple to code for. Developers who generally only code on consoles have had serious issues with it. I wouldnt really say it's super hard to code for, just that the development tools need more maturity.

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