The first of the two pieces of Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV will add approximately 15 hours of gameplay to the 360 version when it hits this November, according to an unconfirmed report from web comic RPG-TV.
forking out 50 friken million dollars....you really wouldn't expect any less. and after paying 50 mill dollars, It will be priced accordingly, somewhere near the price of a full game. EDIT: @below, yeah thinking about it they would be stupid to price it above an unreasonable price. Here in Australia they'll price it at 49.95 no doubt. But yeah 30 dollars sounds appropriate.
MS isnt stupid, no one is gonna pay above maybe even $30 for this. It really isnt about how much money MS spent and hopes to get, but really they just wanted to secure DLC at any and all cost, which was $50 mil.
Unless they release the DLC on DVD, I don't see how they could sell it for more than $30.
I wonder if the 15 hours is just like the original game was 100 hours. I bet it's 15 hours if you do absolutely everything and are a bit slow.
We just need to know if it's any good. Is it the same mechanics? New weapons? Any innovation? new modes??? The really question is What could they have done in 6 months????
Xbox360 arcade gamers don't care about it, that's for sure..
Who here would buy gta dlc over gears2 ?????? no one.
anything over that and im not sure ppl will but it...ofcourse some will anything under that and it will be a loss for MS but if you think about it the game itselfs was only 45-50 hours long! so thats a nice little chunk of GTA there I was bored of it and i think many other ppl feel the same way.. GTA4 9/10 in my book
the $50mil wasn't just for the dlc, it was for the 360 version to come out at the same time as the ps3 version AND the dlc.
The $50 Mil was ONLY for the DLC. The two releases at the same time was completely R*'s or Take Two's decision
Most full retail games arent 15 hours these days. heres hoping its under $30
Too bad the hype for GTA4 is over.
15 isnt bad as the whole game is 20-25 hours now if its actually fun and not boring like the rest of gta4 that be something. I really like to know why everyone says MS paid 50 million dollars for this. I dare any to find a link of MS offically confirming they paid 50 million dollars for it.
Or 2 hours of gameplay and 13 hours of pigeon hunt ???
Its estimated to be 15 hours long because they've taken out the taxis, so no skipping to locations..... lol j/k
So I wont believe a word.
So if this 15 dollars,it would be 1 dollar for hour.So... The Shivering Isles Expansion was 30 dollars and offered up a good 30-50 hours so I guess it seems fair.Hopefully they do something to keep people playing like add a business buying option.I have the 360 version and I stopped playing a week after it came out because it was so boring.
R* needs to somehow release a huge update to fix online. Such a disappointment.
I still don't' get how GTA got those high reviews. It's the most repetitive game ever. I enjoyed some of the cutscenes but it was the same, drive to a an area and then a car chase. GTA missions were so cheesy. There was no creativity on how to go about completing a mission. I rather sell my copy and get another game than to want another 15 hours of that crap
R* Should've followed Naughty Dog's footsteps for making missions like in Jak 2/3. If anyone has ever play those two amazing games, they would know that one mission you can be on a turret killing huge Metalheads and another mission, you can be making deliveries, the the next you can be driving getting artifacts and another you can have some platforming game play. If GTA4's missions were like that, the game would've been much much more fun.
In other words, like San Andreas. That game contained much a greater variety of gameplay than GTA:IV and more sandbox fun to boot.
I have the PS3 version, so I am obviously not getting this. But 15 more hours of driving roman to strip clubs and back home again on top of all those other soccer mom missions would make me want to throw up.
hmmmm, a new mini campaign I suppose.....this is just something we'll have to wait and see to find (I still think it would have been smarter for MS to put the money into a new project)
I don't how anybody can get excited, unless it was FREE.
i couldn't even finish 7 hours!!! honestly look how stupid MS really is. i bet Sony executives were laughing when they heard how much MS paid. no wonder MS lost billions over the original xbox. @ below actually Sony is currently making more money on the PS consoles then MS is on theirs!!! saying i pay and get less. really? i don't pay a damn penny for online and i get free apps like home not to mention i get dedicated servers. owning a 360 causes u to pay more in the long run. MUCH MORE. including online fees and the added hardware u need or want like wireless connector. and PS2 generate @ss loads of profit. MS DID IN FACT LOSE MONEY on the original xbox. and i do in fact see why they bought exclusive material, however it wasn't wise to spend soooooooooo much for a game not to many people will be playing when it comes out. plus they could have spent it on a new game.
SpecialSauce you lack the ability to see why Microsoft bought exclusive material funny how you pay more for your system yet get less, that says a lot about Sony. and Microsoft did not lose billions on the orignal xbox PS2 only beat it by a small margin the real loser in the second gen years was the gamecube. and currently sony has lost more on the PS3 than they earned with the PS2. 360 has lost less than expected due to mass product sales and price drops.
PS2 beat every one into the ground, and to this date still does. XBOX came out and within three years they release another one when it was finally selling.
I meant just within that time period not exceeding it, Sure the PS2 is still selling, without a doubt. But I was merely stating on which was first 1st, 2nd, 3rd in rank. I would really not want my comment to become belittled just because of a miswrite. @ SS, Really I don't see much exclusive material for the PS3 titles, could be because sony is not willing to give enough cash in order to give its users the benefit over the 360. and I don't mind paying money for the "better" online service I make $20 an hour as a graphic artist, and $20 gets me 3 months of online. So paying for online play really does not phase me one bit. Look at it this way PSN= Free but has less Subscribers. XBL= Pay but has twice as many as the PSN.
MS is trying to stem the blood flow. It won't work.
notice how this idiot is always in defence mode over anything about the 360.....do your work droid.
notice how i can say the same thing about u. and don't try to tell me i go into xbox articles and wright Sony shyt because i own an xbox 360 as well so it's my news too. i just happen to hate my 360.
If it is only a new campaign then great job wasting 50 millon dollars MS.
I hope this is worth all I've been hearing about it. I am still debating if I want to pick this game up on the 360 when I get one. I love the GTA series so I just might have to check it. Is 15 hours just for this one episode? Or is this the total for all episodes?
i still play GTA4 single player, and online. It's good times. Added SP missions that advance the story sounds fun to me
its a great game to play through once because its the first GTA where they have really made a big effort with the story, but many people including myself crit it for not having much 'extras' to go back for, the city just feels a bit dead after you finished all the missions. As it was a more serious game compared to the last games you can really go out and do really crazy things, sure you can blow up stuff and get into crazy car chases but thats about it.
Who is gonna play GTA4 by the time the DLC arrives. Too many great games to play on both consoles anyway, i don't see how you could have time for it.
To many other new games coming out that I'd rather spend my money on.
And still will by the time this si supposed to come out. I'll gladly pay $20 for more GTA 4. It's one of the best games of this generation in my opinion. 15 hours seems pretty good to me.
I'll be playing it. I loved the game and I personally can't wait for more.
Old game (all the hardcore people probably 100% and move on; only hardcore people will buy a 15 dollars DLC) and not up to the hive (GTAIV referred to as "not San Andreas" go figure - no innovation, no longetivity) Plus people's wallets will be drained for new AAA games this Fall...it will not work.
Where is your avatar pic from? And why is it so hypnotic?
be funny seeing a commercial just for dlc alone
I only got 30 percent of the way through GTA 4 before i got bored. I play the multiplayer every once in a while though.
this game is just boring, this the only and hopefully it will remain the only gta game i got bored off
Whoah, thats longer than some games. They may as well call it an expansion, and most certainly it will be priced as one.
Who here wants to play 15 more hours of this game? I never even beat it.
lmao... that exactly what went through my mind. If they said 15hrs plus new online, upgraded online, new mulitplayer stuff ... This is worthless. Niko do this, Niko do that... do it again. Thanks for your money... I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!
Me, that's who. The only time I get bored in a GTA game is when I'm NOT doing the missions.
i have it for ps3.....and this 15 hours still dosent move me
DAAAMNNNNNNNNN!!! 15 hours more to the highest rated game of all time gaming history? HELLS YEA! people that bought this on the ps3 just got.. how do you say it ?... POOOWWNNZZZZZOOOORRREEEDDDDDDD !!!
You're assuming everyone is still playing it. I happen to have bought it for PS3 knowning I'd be bored long before DLC came out.
... yea... i never said i wasnt bored with the game. any and every game only lasts soo long. but an expansion and dlc is the way to keep people coming back for more.just look at warhawk, mgs4, are you still playing that? point proven. its naive of you to say people are bored with a game so wont buy an expansion with new content to go back.
I'm actually playing neither. :P Currently playing: Bionic Commando Rearmed.
mmmm... i wonder if it really is gonna be san andreas add on just like the rockstar social club has hinted at. 6 months of development time is a pretty big deal for just 20 new missions or w/e. im calling it right now, its gonna be san andreas! probably just the actual city and not the other 2 cities, this is gonna be epic. castle crashers this wednesday hell yea!
I'm back to Call Of Duty 4 and Warhawk
Thom, I tried that demo late last night and havent been home yet. I cant wait to buy it. How long have you been playing?
expansion packs offer new features. We dont know what GTA 4 DLC will offer. a new island? yippie-ki-yae. Bring back the bicycle then ill think about getting it.
it would be great if it came out a month after the release, but WAY too late in my opinion. i beat it in a week and havent touched it since. a good game, but far from great. online is subpar. 30$ is way overpriced too. ill spend that on gas just getting to game stop and back.
and WHY THE HELL NOT WITH THE DLC, IT ADDS SO MUCH MORE TO THE GTA4 EXPERIENCE. I SAY HELL YES (cuz its 360 exclusive). sucks for you suckers
I rather save my money for fable 2.
As I have said many times this game is quite boring. When I finished the game, I just don't feel a sense of achievement or anything. It is way overrated. How did it get a 10 from most sites really?
only ppl that cant get the dlc would complain about dlc. yea, it's not right to add 15 extra hours to a great game whos fucing idea was that? thank you :)
It's not free though. I'm in the line of thinking, if you pay more for a game, you should get more content, and that's what Microsoft are doing here.
great game that gets boring after the first couple of hours.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH I'M A DROID!!!! I WANT FREE GAMES!! FREE STUFF!!!! FREE EVERYTHING!!! WAAAHHH!!!!! lol poor droids always wanting something for free. go back to your preschool PSN and Home Beta. LOOOL
I'm not sure what you're getting at? I simply said, you pay more, you get more content... you must be very stupid to take anything else from that. You're projecting. It's OK, you have no games to play, so you only have time to troll the internet. I'm sure once you reach 15, you'll be able to finally start playing some of those higher rated games.
So you have the DLC? last time I checked Ps3 woners and xbox360 owners have the same content on GTa4 as of now so brag when you have the dlc in your "hot" system.
... by your Screen name your obviously 13 yrs old. so im not even going to reply to you.(just letting you know for future comments)
I'm sorry but this looks far more 13 than anyone else on this forum: "DAAAMNNNNNNNNN!!! 15 hours more to the highest rated game of all time gaming history? HELLS YEA! people that bought this on the ps3 just got.. how do you say it ?... POOOWWNNZZZZZOOOORRREEEDDDDDDD !!!"
*beep bop boop* Hmmm. Interesting. My Judgment-o-meter is indicating you are in your early 20's, you have been scorned by the opposite sex (only once!) and you are angry at the NewSchoolGamer for making fun of your "hot box"- Oh no! The JoM is pointing at me! *beep bop boop* 29. Bored at work. Likes to feel superior to others that do not use proper grammar, or spelling, or that front like characters from video games. (i'm changing my avatar to Billy Dee Williams from C&C)