Is Rockstar saying sorry to Sony? Grand Theft Auto exclusive download ruckus rumbles on

Simon Munk writes:

"Rockstar Games have announced a new mystery franchise, exclusive to PS3. Sony, unsurprisingly, have been quick to trumpet that Rockstar could only do the game on PS3, saying on their US official blog: "Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3, harnessing the power of CELL and Blu-ray disc." Yeah, right...

Excuse me for my cynicism, but lest we forget Rockstar have a deal in place with Microsoft, so that for the next Grand Theft Auto game extra downloadable content will exclusively be available on the Xbox 360 only. A deal which Rockstar itself says means that for the "complete experience" you need to buy Grand Theft Auto IV on the Xbox 360, not the PS3. And, in recent Rockstar history the company has bet a lot of money on a game that is effectively banned anywhere pretty much outside Norway: Manhunt 2, of course. So Rockstar are clearly in a vulnerable financial state and can't afford to excessively annoy Sony. Nor can it afford to upset Microsoft for that matter."

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SuperSaiyan43980d ago

Like soo many different versions of the same thing today, amazing...

Marona3980d ago

Hey, get on msn u loser! Unless you can't over there? :S

I don't see why people bother if they did apologize or not, be happy you'll be getting a game atleast - don't dig another hole.

coolmatrix3980d ago

GTA IV is getting more content for the 360 BECAUSE it cannot fit on one disk.

Now the juicy part. Use MS to get EASY money then make exclusives for PS3 showcasing Cell and BLURAY. Tada...

DMC4. Easy money. MS pays for anything to get name recognition.

MS = EASY MONEY or taking candy from a BABY!!

You gotta love it!

SlappyMcTaint3980d ago

Let M$ pay for the 4th, 5th and 6th sequels until they're driven into the ground. Meanwhile, Sony can work with the devs to make fresh and new franchises, that M$ will eventually pay $$$ for to get on the Xbox720 -even though they'll be the 3rd and 4th sequels. And by then, they'll be on "Halo 9: The Geriatric Wars", and "Gears of War 7: We're still fighting?"

And on and on it'll go...

D_U_I3980d ago (Edited 3980d ago )

But maybe RS are saying sorry. Them and sony go wayyyyyyyyyy back!!! I just wonder how this happened. Oh wait '''MONEY''' hahaha. Yep. RS games go after the money more than any other developer or should i say take 2?

daveman33980d ago

i thought the deal was R* makes GTA multiplat and Sony gets the next great exclusive from R*

The Wood3980d ago

R*, Sony or MS don't announce deals it doesn't mean deals haven't been done or finalised a long time ago behind closed doors. Announcements are for us, the punter, not for them. So I do not think R* are saying sorry to Sony. It was written

SuperSaiyan43980d ago

Who are you referring to????