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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tons of developers report having problems developing for the ps3... its not that its a crappy system (its actually more powerful than the 360), its just that its hard to develop for... how many games have come out for the ps3 first and then the 360? none. i understand that rockstar wants to release them at the same time, but it is obvious that the ps3 is the sole reason behind the delay (other than issues that they are having with both versions)

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Reason for the delay just copy and paste links: << LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

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That is a long wait... *turns green* Hulk Mad!!! Hulk Smash!!!

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kobebryantyanic: "Should i remind y'all that rockstar said the lack of space on the 360 disc was the cause?" << LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Analysts actually point to the PS3 as the problem for the delay because of some contractual agreement not to release it completed on one system *cough 360* before the other. It would not make sense that the 360 would cause a delay because starting from day one of development, Rockstar already planned for multiplatform so they already knew that they would have to work with BD and DVD. Officially, Rockstar hasn't said anything so where are you getting your sources? Let me guess - you have a cousin that works at Rockstar.

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Makes you wonder if it would have been worse had it been released in October...

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I guess I'll go pre-order it now. Should be great. I don't think it will be delayed any longer. They will have had a whole 6 months to polish it up since October. Something to break up all these shooters I have been playing for a while now (Portal, halo3, and call of duty 4)

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THIS IS BS I WENT TO GAMECRAZY I FEW WEEKS AGO AND THEY SAID IT WAS COMING OUT IN FEB.16 AND NOW I SEE IT GETTING DELAYED IT JUST MESSED UP MY MOOD AINT NO OTHER GREAT GAME COMING OUT SONNER THAN THAT IM SO PISSED

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Lets all just wait and see if this is the true release date. I don't think it is...not that I'm complaining, delays just gives Rockstar more time to make it better.

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No. This came isn't coming out until late August at the earliest.

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That gives me plenty of time to save up, thankfully...

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no its not ... they have never had a set street date buddy .... now if they delay it they WILL look stupid.

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ahhhh i'll be in the army by then... crap!!!!!

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why get happy it's just going 2 get delayed again

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so like they have annouched offcial date too.

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Such good news, I am so ready

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Let's just hope they not going to delay it again -.-'' This is something were all looking forward to, so they probably can't delay it again...

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It looks ok, I can't play though.....parents.

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arghhhh, we gotta wait THREE MONTHS!!! oh well, itll be worth the wait :)

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is it gonna hold????? we all thought october was gonna but hey im happy

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enough with the ps3 vs 360 crap, im glad we finally have a solid release date, already ordered my spec edition (duffle bag baby) for the 360. peace

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360 and ps3 fanboys get over it, atleast we know now what date its coming out on, so stop bit*****

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wow....the ps3 the cause of the delay??????hm last time i checked blue ray is bigger than what ms uses........im sure rockstar had a bigggggggggg problem fitting the game on the dvd-9............if the ps3 and xbx had diff versions.....the ps3 version would be 5x bigger..........and u xbx fans wouldnt have the same fun we would have......btw i had a xbx360 until the rings of death.....halo was a let down and i dont even c any point of having a ps3 this year besides gta.....

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well at least we have an official date now, bette live up to the hype

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until the game goes gold, then i'll beleive its coming out on april 29th, and for jay ps3 owners arent the only ones that has been waiting for it, ive been waiting for it ever since gta4 was a rumour. Yet I am undecided for whihc platform i'll get it for, imma wait for the review to reveal if any version has a flaw, ie assasins creed x360 was better than ps3's due to fps drop. Gta will beat halo3 becuase it has many fans and its for more than one platform.

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Wo0T Wo0T cant wait but just to make time fly away I'll be playing Smash Bros Brawl ;p

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Good to know...and people all around should be happy instead of pickin fights with each other :D

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You criticize us 360 owners, thus making you yourself a fanboy. It's too bad you are on the wrong side, Jay.

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jay_883 GTA4 will sell more than Halo3, because it's on two systems. And if you believe 360 fanboys, PS3 owners have been waiting for a game. However, it's disappointing to read the PS3 was the reason for all the delays, but I gotta give credit to rockstar for not giving up on it or releasing it on the 360 earlier. I'm sure they would have given up on it if not for the agreement with sony to not release the 360 version first.

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GTA4 will sell more than Halo3, because it's on two systems. And if you believe 360 fanboys, PS3 owners have been waiting for a game. However, it's disappointing to read the PS3 was the reason for all the delays, but I gotta give credit to rockstar for not giving up on it or releasing it on the 360 earlier.

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CaseyPayne69, MGS4 may be more important, but Killzone 2 doesn't even compare. C'mon now. GTA is one of the biggest video game franchises of all time. Easily one of the most popular games. GTA4 is multiplat, it will outsell Halo 3 and MGS4. Personally, GTA4 is probably my most anticipated title this year.

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Now all I need is a PS3 to play it on. I wish I had one, but I don't have the money right now. I'd settle for an 360 as well, anything to play this game.

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good to hear. mgs4 and killzone 2 are more important.

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Time flies....There I was watching the trailers of the first ever gameplay, and now BOOM a release date! I am really excited about the new features they are adding.

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Actually natethemighty, if I recall correctly it wasn't so much the DVD size limit that was the issue with this game, it was making it so that it didn't have to use the Hard Drive on the 360.

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hells yeah!

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This game will be awesome and xbox 360 is better than ps3

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And there's me thinking this day would never come, finally!! only three months to go and until GTA IV becomes the best selling game of the year.

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Awww, why that day? I'm catching a bad cold on that day. Gonna make me stay home from work and everything...

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I bet it would have hard to fit that big game on an xbox 360 disk. I'm getting it for ps3.

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just 3 more months. and to anyone who thinks the ps3 is the ONLY reason for the delay: you're a moron. and to anyone who thinks the 360 is the only reason for the delay: you're a moron

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I usually don't like GTA games, but this one actually caught my interest. If it gets good reviews (which I'm expecting it will) it looks like I'll be even more broke than I already am.

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There are some tools in this board saying that the ps3 is the cause of the delays. Should i remind y'all that rockstar said the lack of space on the 360 disc was the cause? Sony fanboys spit facts while mic fanboys spit opinions that don't even make sense. Those are the same people that wouldn't admit that the ps2 was better than the xbox. Anyway, fudge the fanboyism. If you got money, go out there and get both systems. If you don't, shut the heck up.

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halo 3 isnt as good as it was cracked up to be... its just halo 2 with better graphics. sorry bungie but cmon! and to you "Telekenesis123"-- go pull a heath. rip heath. u crazy mofo : )

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Yuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...........

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I have a feeling that this will get pushed back...

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This game should easily outsell Halo 3 just on a gameplay standpoint alone. Halo 3 was waaaaaay overrated.

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Analysts say that GTA IV has the potential to outsell Halo 3. On the 360 alone, it doesn't have a chance. But with the 360 and PS3 together, it might, but it is still a loooong shot.

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Nice to have an official release date. :) Not too long now till we get our hands on the GOTY.

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yea

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cant wait!

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