Rockstar reveals why GTA 5 preorders are not available on Xbox Live

Rockstar Games has revealed why Xbox 360 won’t be receiving GTA 5 preorders and it’s due to how the entire Games on Demand is set up.

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vishmarx1738d ago

good for them...
or else people would already be playing it rnow

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MidNite1738d ago


Hate to bust all your bubbles but GTA 5 just got hacked from the PS3 download.

It's a good thing this would never happen on the PS3!

FunkMacNasty1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

HAHAHAHA!!!! I know!! Yet, of course on N4G, people are like "no way... it didn;t happen.. Xbox live is full of hackers, YET THE PRELOAD GOT HACKED ON PSN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

N4G = a fantasy world

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thorstein1737d ago

That isn't why it isn't available.

It isn't available because Xbox Live doesn't allow preorders or day one digital...

FamilyGuy1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

This happens on both consoles, new games are always up on pirate sites about a week before they launch.

This article is about the fact the MSs XBL service doesn't have Day 1 digital or digital pre-ordering like the PS3 does.

It's funny because MS are the ones speaking the most about a "digital future" and always claiming how "live is a better service", how it's "worth paying for" yet they lack this VERY CONVENIENT feature that pushes interest and acceptance in digital sales.

Knowing that your digital game will be ready to play the moment the game is released, ie no waiting on it to download and no waiting in line at a midnight launch party. These things help boost the incentive in buying digitally without forcing it on people.

MSs "better service" needs to take notes.
Timed Full Game Trials is another thing PSN (well PS+ specifically) has over Live. No idea what's hold MS up from copying these features :/

andrewsqual1737d ago

@thorstein Microsoft never done Day 1 digital sales on any game and they would NEVER in a millions years do it for GTA V. They don't want Xbox Live to go down whe people pay for it. They also don't allow games on Xbox Live that have massive online battles like Resistance 2 in 2008, for example, with its 60 player online. MMOs were never capable on it either. Pretty much anything that is deemed taxing to a server.
Oh and preload and other sub services are not possible on the platform. There was no choice for them in the way you get to keep a Games for Gold game as the infrastructure wasn't there when they rushed that bonus out in a panic after the 21st May "Operation screw up everything we ever accomplished" plan.

JohnS13131737d ago

I doubt that happened. Sony doesn't put games up until they're about to go live. So where's this report about that happening? I haven't seen it on N4G at least.

Ritsujun1737d ago

FMN sure is mad and nasty. Eww.

razrye1737d ago

Where does it say that it was hacked from the psn?

MazzingerZ1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

@family guy
SONY has a patent on Timed Full-games trials but I agree with you, those kind of features help to sell digital versions, however, prices still too high, no manufacturing- nor logistics costs but still price is the same if not more expensive sometimes

What would really help digital content would be something like a 39 USD/Euro pricetag, unlimited supplies, to add some HD trailers of other games would be nice, like movies do or other bonus like artwork.

We'll see how it goes with digital this next gen, I guess better and better

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Deadpoolio1737d ago

Ummmmm NO...You can pre order it on PS3 right now but it's not even close to the full game unless GTA 5 is 10mbs total

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Buzz7S1737d ago

Which is why the PS3 version is leaked, right? The full 18GB download was made available and hackers/modders have been uploading images and audio recordings all day long.

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Lone_Man1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

i can live with always happens consoles get old and loose their spotlight..

wait what!!! preorder for ps3...

thorstein1737d ago

Yes. PS3 owners have been able to preorder digitally for awhile now. Also, day one digital has been part of the free service for almost a year (10 months.)

vigilante_man1738d ago

So the 360 has the best network service in Live but cannot take pre-orders? Doh!

thorstein1737d ago

I didn't know Xbox Live members couldn't do this. I am rather flabbergasted by it. I am not trying to take a jab at Xbox users, but, Live is supposed to be this awesome service, but....

TheBurger291737d ago

i nerver noticed it either but dosent really matter considering next-gen is a few months away.

AceBlazer131738d ago

but digital is the future .

SchwoererBear1737d ago

If everything was digital those 500gb hd's on next gen would fill up real fast

Deadpoolio1737d ago

Except one of these things is doing its own thing and has an upgradeable HDD that uses ANY 2.5in Sata laptop HDD...Meanwhile the other that LOL "Future of gaming" has a non upgradeable HDD....Wasn't aware the future was DRM and Non upgradeable HDDs

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