Microsoft has explained that the exclusive content planned for GTA IV will be in the form of expansions similar to GTA: Vice City, causing speculation on the future relationship between the franchise and Xbox 360 console.
Is it just me or is this pure rumors. As I remember it it was a magazine that guessed what the DLC would be, not anything MS has announced.
I agree that this extra content isn't a system seller for the 360, but it may cause a lot of us who have multiple systems to lean that way when buying this title...
Unless the graphical/performance difference is greatly in favour of the PS3, I'm going for the 360 verion.
I wonder how much of an edge this will give MS though, as I suspect the 'two console owners' market isn't big enough to have a significant impact. On the other hand, if MS promotes this advantage well enough, they might attract a LOT of newcomers.
Afterall, this game is a definite killerapp and will shift many consoles.
if microsoft advertises as we get a crap load of dlc for this game, sony should advertise that they're getting a whole new exclusive game from R*
No need for Sony to do that right now... Sony will boast about an exclusive new Rockstar IP when the game is on it's way.
@ above just wait, when take2 is aquired by ea and rokstars contract runs out im pretty sure we will see rockstar under sonys banner as an exculsiv playstation brand
That would be the worst! Sports games would be terrible forever if EA bought TakeTwo. As well as some good other good genera games. But Rockstar is part of TakeTwo...? this confuses me
I'm gonna buy the ps3 version cause I have a ps3,lol.
If I had an xbox360 I would wait to see the price and content of the DLC and if good then I would buy the xbox360 version.
not only on 360 ;)
...it tells us nothing more than the other stories that have been seeping through lately
360 version most complete version + All early footage ran on the 360 hardware, so it'll look the best also. Ported to PS3 from 360 always gives a less result No doubt which version a real GTA fan should buy.
mart im a gta fan and guess what i will be byeing this for ooo thats right ps3 y coz quite frankly i will paly this game for a month tops and then trade it in whay coz i cant wait till next year to dl the content to be honist plus i would rather have a home space like warhawk an uncharted but then agen u play the 360 for over 12 hours straght we all know the out come dont we and that out come aint user frendly at all lol
LEARN TO TYPE ENGLISH. SELL YOUR PS3 AND PAY FOR SCHOOL Downloadable content will already be available this fall. So you talking next year, that's the 2nd episodic download dude!
hmmmm MARTy boy is telling people to go to school and learn english, how about we take a look at MARTy boy's original post "Ported to PS3 from 360 always gives a less result" less result? who needs english lessons now eh child?
Microsoft is pissing 50mil into the wind. They may pick up a few converts from the ps2 to the 360 and chances are that most of those people had already planned to purchase a 360. But to think that most ps2 fans are going to abandon their favorite franchises to get extra dlc for a game that will also be on the ps3 is senseless... You forget that most ps2 fans havent played gears or halo or bioshock. They've played games like socom, god of war, metal gear solid, and final fantasy... Face it, the only way sony will loose their fan base is if they loose those franchises. Sales for gtaiv will be split nearly 50/50 on both consoles.........
"im a gta fan and guess what i will be byeing this for ooo thats right ps3 y coz quite frankly i will paly this game for a month tops and then trade it in --LMFAO. TRADE IT IN AFTER A MONTH? SOME GTA "FAN" U R. U ARE, "QUITE FRANKLY", DUMB.
To Not show the inferiorness compared to PS3 version lil boy. Fact PS3= lead SKU so in fact 360's getting the PORT lol sucks to be you. And you have fun PAYing for extra game . ill buy beer and play Bionic Commado, Cuz that will be my intrest in November when that pay to play extra's come from RROD 2 box. And PS3 free online GTA multi-play >>>>> paying to listin to racist, stupid kids on live
not really interested in the exclusive content
why would i wanna pay for a extra chapter when usually what i do the msot in gta games is shoot cops and get my stars up
This has been disporved anyway.
The whole SAn Andreas/Vice City thign was speculation.
i will buy the PS3-version, cause i prefer the PS3-controller and cause the home -intigration^^
Microsoft relentlessly attacked the public with those Halo 3 ads and that was WITH the software advantge it had in 07. They're putting all their eggs in GTA4 this year and regardless if it's multiplatform, they're gonna make sure people buying a console for GTA4, picks the 360 instead.
two things M$ that are scaring M$ sh!tless right now: 1) that PS2 owners wanting to upgrade to next-gen to play GTA4 will choose Sony's console because of the brand recognition and trust 2) people will choose GTA4 on PS3 because they recognize GTA as a PS franchise and prefer playing GTA on the dualshock it's SO obvious that M$ saw these things as serious threats and went all out to get some exclusive DLC- a move which probably shocked Sony, because it's pretty unexpected and that sort of tactic has never been seen before i agree with you- M$ have a lot riding on this one, if this $50mn investment backfires on M$ then they could be in some serious trouble
the 360 with GTA4+ the exclusive downloadable episodes
or the PS3 with GTA4+ MGS4.
I just hope sony have a epic ad campain ready because you know MS will.
I simply won't pay for any GTA content.
To be honest, loads of adverts now, advertise as if PS3 is exclusive. It happened with Assassins Creed and CoD4 here in UK.
Why we getting an article on this again.
It better be content that will keep the online multiplayer fresh. Most people play GTA for 30 minutes of chaos and then put it down. This gen hopefully that translates into the online aspect. I expect the $50 mil to go towards online, cuz that's where gaming is at this gen. If it is extra maps for multiplayer, then expect a bunch of sour PS3 fanboys.
just like all the games on 360
to be honest- i don't think many people will care about GTA4 when this DLC launches i mean have you seen the line-up of games in 08? there are many great looking titles to play and i for one will be spending much less time on the mighty GTA franchise then i did with previous installments i never finished San Andreas- all i ever did was either play pool or turn on some funny or cool cheats and start pissing around to me that's the whole purpose of GTA- and damn good fun too although i think i might actually finish this one since it seems like the missions and story mode wont suck as much anymore
I know I haven't either, but if the online portion is as much fun as screwing around in single player, then expect people to be playing this for a while. If the DLC adds anything to the online aspect, then consider many people sold. I know it's a only a guess that the online will be fun, but many people have been waiting for multiple console generations for online GTA like game. just look at the hype APB got at GDC.
you mean that mod for the PC version of San Andreas yeah i played it- it sucked balls though the real fun came from those crazy mods on PC where you got insane sh!t like CJ turning into superman and flying around and stuff- those were incredible Mods are fcuking incredible- i mean have you SEEN the lego mod for UT3? i think Sony should push mods more- it could turn into an incredible plus point for them
Regardless of the subscription fee, the subscribers rate for XBL is skyrocketing and people know that Live is and will be the place to go to get the most out of GTAIV. Fact-People will buy this game on whatever console their friends play on, and the numbers say the 360 is where everyone is. Think Live people, if the DLC does anything to keep the 360 version fresh, consider the PS3 version stale.
Last check the rest of the world thinks the GTA series was a major single player campaign so why would they care if they're friends were playing online? While most of you may already believe the 360 verison may be the killer verison I'm pretty sure R*, and Sony has something up there sleeves.
Last I checked people do care about playing online with their friends. GTA is about creating chaos. Imagine that online with friends, i know i can't wait. If you notice the comments, most PS3 people could care less about the single player, cause they all say extra chapters are pointless. The world is ready to bring Liberty City online, and XBL is where the fun will be.
a new island with new cars and new missions and new mini games.
My guess would be a building or two that was closed up is now open and there are 2-3 people in that building that give you missions. Like a new gang in town or something. I think asking for an entire island is lot considering that R* wants the core game to be the same. I think it will be more like the Knights of the Nine for Oblivion which adds gameplay and extras, but nothing more to the core story.
i think the dlc isnt really anything as long as gta:sa or vice city. sony already has the next gtas as exclusives. R* wants quality and where else can u find the best quality then the ps3. gta4 and its dlc will be the last gta games on the 360.
Where have you read that the next GTA is a Sony exclusive?
@16.1 You gotta take this with a grain of salt but Play mag Feb08 issue in 2008 previews it says under the GTA4 one. "The game(GTA4) is both PS3 and 360, but Rockstar has suggested that all further game development is going to be PS3 exclusive".
I'm brushing off all these rumors, I'll wait for Rockstar to officially announce what they are doing and for what systems.
While a few have guessed that GTA 5 may become Xbox exclusive, the consensus seems to be that this will not happen.
Well they say it's not gonna happen but everyone knows there was a rumor that GTA 5 is gonna be PS3 exclusive
LOL GTA 5 might be a PS3 exclusive but NEVER xbox 360
No way will the DLC for the 360 version of GTA4 be like Vice City. That's a whole game, not downloadable content. Rockstar isn't going to waste their chance of making even more by doing that. It will be simple content that won't add much to the game. Then the PS3 will get an exclusive on the next GTA game since the 360 will be dead after that anyway. DVD9 is about finished.
$50 mil for simple content? Just keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.
$50 million already banked plus $ for the downloadable content = time well spent to do it right. Get over it
You Sony shills will have to go HOME with no exclusive episodic DLC. I here your mom calling you. Your being punished for buying a PS3.
When did they announce the next GTA as an exclusive for either? I haven't heard that. Anyone have any links? I thought I'd know that by now because I love the series. If true, I have both consoles so whichever it goes to, I will have it. I don't think we will know if it's exclusive until after the sales for part 4.
This was debunked. It turned out to be a new IP exclusive to PS3. They even said it wasn't LA Noire but another new game.
No way confirmed. Wishful thinking.
GTA V probably won't happen until next generation anyway.
Rumor. Not fact. I knew it was a floating rumor. Everyone seems to think it has been confirmed. This hasn't happened yet. If you are going to say it's exclusive, provide facts or else you look like the noob. Not all rumors are fact. Plausibility 1/5.
Edit: Mostly talking to alster23.
not wishful thinking for gta- i'd rather have a new IP instead of "same old" with a new coat of paint. LA noire looks pretty cool too.
360 = GTAIV + two "HUGE" episodic game sized (50 million is more than the game itself) DLC and not some extra, car, boat, pimp hat or gun
PS3 = GTAIV (porbably installed to the hard drive) car, boat, pimp hat or gun and that... isn't even confirmed.
"ps3= probably installed to the hard drive"
What the hell do you think you have to do with the dlc content [email protected]
And they bought it right out from under Sony. You will be lucky If the PS3 gets a new outfit, car, or gun. 50 million is the cost of "TWO" GTAIV games, how is it that some of you Sony fans think that that is worth "small" content? Hellllooooooo, 50 million anyone? where is Sony's check?
Microsoft can throw all of the money they want at rockstar, unless they buy them there is no guarantee as to what the content will be. A money hat doesnt automatically mean said amount of content. I'm sure microsoft has some kind of agreement in place that they will get enough content to justify their money but at the end of the day the biggest portion of that 50 mill will probably be earmarked for marketing. Like I tell everyone, you need to sit on your hands and stop speculating about the flipside of the coin unitl microsoft or rockstar themselves make an official announcement about exactly what the content will be.....
Business is business, but to just offer the DLC to the 360 is a slap in the face to Sony who TOGETHER with Rockstar made them both a load of money! I know that M$ just like to throw their cash at ppl and thats great but exclusivity deals that harm the marketplace and alienate a large portion of the present Gen is not very clever... C'mon Rockstar do not bite the hand that fed you for so very long.... And frankly i could get the 360 version but i feel that GTA should be played on my PS3.. Meh.
everyone would be correct in saying there will not be a GTA 360 exclusive, by that time the 720 will be due for release, how does a GTA 5 pack sound on release? While PS3 and their little fan-boys are telling everyone how good Killzone 3 is, and how much money they won't be spending on DLC cause 'all I do is go round and shoot cops anyways' I would have saved up enough cash for the true next-gen console. Pure speculation but.
umm thats the first time i heard that, i read GTA 5 would be ps3 exclusive
Or they could reall blow everybody's mind on the PS3 version and actually find a way to integrate your Home into the actual game as Niko's place, though it would have to be later in the game. And nobody knows what's going to happen after the money is paid back because it more than likely will be and there could end up being totally different content for the PS3 version next year. Nobody knows what's getting released or if it will earth-shattering, so speculating at this point is retarded. MS gave R* a loan not a grant. And if it's ported from the 360 I will be shocked a little but that would explain why the game looks like crap, at least the characters. Keep hanging onto those threads of hope 360 famboys and girls cuz they're getting thinner and thinner, and I highly doubt GTAIV is gonna move mountains on the 360 I agree it will probably be a 50/50 split in America but PS3 will win out over the world because that's what really counts anyway.
With so much speculation out there... it just seems it would be very smart for MS to just let teh cat out of the bag as to what the first DLC will be... Especially if its as large as they seemed to indicate.
I mean honestly if you had a choice between versions but knew the 360 was the only one getting say a whole "new" section of city with say 10 new missions....wouldnt you be inclined to want that version? Just so you could get the extra content if you wanted to? So you had the choice...
Thats their selling point...and I feel like they are missing the mark with it.
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The next GTA won't even fit on a DVD. So I don't see how this is the beginning of a new relationship. They'll just have to release a new console and make their customers pay for it when GTA 5 comes out. I'm glad X-Box customers are willing to pay the 500 dollars for the new console and game it will cost them to play GTA 5, and their rantings about how the X-Box somehow has better graphics will finally be sort of true as well.
brand loyalty only protects ignorant people. The 360 version will outsell the PS3 version 2/1...you will all see then you can all shut up.
i hate downloadable content
The PS3 version will win BIG TIME, the extra content has no bearing on this.....and you have to pay for this extra content you xbots are such fools.
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