Mattrick: GTA IV online multiplayer "unique to 360?

Too funny. Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, has seemingly confirmed that "online multiplayer support" for GTA IV will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 version.

"It's an amazing piece of software and I'm really excited with its downloadable content and online multiplayer support," he said, speaking to Major Nelson. "Again, that's something that's unique to 360. We think consumers are going to love that and it's going to create, what I would describe again as the premium experience on our platform."

If true, the news will rock PlayStation 3 owners and will be a massive USP for the Xbox 360 version. Both SKUs are releasing globally on April 29.

The word "multiplayer" appeared for the first time in relation to the game when its official website launched recently, but was ghosted out. Since then, Rockstar has actively sought to keep the game's multiplayer details of the web, with varying degrees of success.

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sonarus3784d ago

this is huge. maybe there is a mistake or a misuderstanding cus the comment is quite vague but if 360 gets multiplayer support thats not downloadable content thats str8 up shafting ps3 owners. Why would you even bother releasing on ps3. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

blacsheep3784d ago (Edited 3784d ago )

of words, gta4 hasnt got exclusive online multiplayer if you read the article his cleverly twisting the words to basically say microsoft will be adding to the online maybe with DLC,exclusive online 'multiplayer support' not exclusive 'online multiplayer' but his said it in away to fool the consumer,smart microsoft but not smart enough im afraid!

LightningPS33784d ago (Edited 3784d ago )

“It’s an amazing piece of software and I’m really excited with its downloadable content and online multiplayer support,”

“Again, that’s something that’s unique to 360. We think consumers are going to love that and it’s going to create, what I would describe again as the premium experience on our platform.”

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You can see how that statment just leaves room for a lot of confusion. Propaganda at it's best, Sony where the F*ck are you? You're getting runned over right now.

BobDog3784d ago

he did not outright say there isnt mp for ps3 and there is for 360

if what ever the f*ck hes trying to get at is true, i will not buy gta4

rushbd3784d ago

remember E306 ? remember what MS said ?

"Xbox 360 will be the only console where you can play GTAIV and Halo 3"

Yes. That's MS. Their statement is true.but confusing enough to make you think that GTAIV and Halo 3 both are 360 exclusives.

They are doing the same thing again.

ravenguard883784d ago (Edited 3784d ago )

Xbox 360 IS the only place you can play GTA4 AND Halo 3 :D

I agree, could have been worded better.

Maybe people just need to brush up their English skills though.

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patlike3784d ago

"online multiplayer support". I've edited the original piece:


patlike3784d ago

To include the word "online" in the headline and quote.

green3784d ago

i think he made a mistake.It just cant be correct,because that is a much bigger blow than episoidic content.i wont believe it until official confirmation

sonarus3784d ago

i dnt think he made a mistake i think he was just misquoted or the 3rd party in the conversation intentionally exploited the vague comment to boost site ratings or heck maybe its true who knows. Considering they are the first one to break the news i highly doubt it. I understand getting exclusive multiplayer modes but no multiplayer watsoever on ps3 really cnt make sense of that.

LightningPS33784d ago (Edited 3784d ago )

We still have no clue what the 360 version is getting, and people are suppose to buy this big question mark?

I get the feeling Microsoft is just trying to pull a fast one. Until they have evidence to back up something worth it. I'm not convinced.

I'm getting sick of how only Microsoft is talking, We're getting fed nothing but Microsoft spin at it's best. I want to hear from Sony also.

trunker3784d ago

as has been pointed out this is simply being spun by 3rd party interpretation it is logical to asume that the 360 exclusivity refers ONLY to the downladble content even though he mentions multiplayer and downloadble in the same sentence in this case (quoted from post below)

"but there’s multi-play and downloadable content that consumers will only be able to get on 360"

Snukadaman3784d ago

But its coming soon so no need too speculate yet...