Take-Two Chairman Strauss Zelnick doesn't anticipate the delay affecting the contract. "We're not gonna send money back to Microsoft," he said. "That's not part of the deal."
is stock investors going DUHHHH!!!
I think that means Take-Two just gave Microsoft the finger.
Why the F would they?
Lol i think they did too. It sounded to me as if they were saying. Microsoft aint getting their money back, they wil have to wait for the downloadable content
Next thing we'll read: MS buys Take Two. GTA IV exclusive for 360 :P
That announcement would be followed by. Microsoft buys take two for 4 billion dollars. Microsoft banks on existing franchise to carry the system while it plunges into a 10billion loss across the entertainment division.
I could see that happening. It would be great for 360 owners like myself.
We already know the gta 4 content was coming, why would a delay affect anything?
Because the content was meant to be coming spring 08 but the game isnt coming out until then, so the content will most likely be late summer to fall 08
I hope Microsoft will take legal actions against Take-Two. Take-Two is already hurting financially, and Microsoft can and should make them go out-of-business. Take-Two being Sony fanboys aside, business and personal feeling should always stay separate. Take-Two took Microsoft's money and made a deal, and they would deliver on time as per the contract terms. If Take-Two decided to take Microsoft's money and then turn on Microsoft, then Take-Two would have to pay the legal consequences. Now I know Take-Two's products (GTA, Manhunt) merely reflect how they do business in the real world, their lack of ethic and disregard for rules. Just look at how their execs have acted. They are crooks.
Sony would pay Take-Twos legal fees lol. This gameing industry is rediculous nowadays.
I don't think Sony has the money.
They're still getting the content just not till later because the game got delayed
If Take-Two fails to deliver on-time, then they will be violating the terms of a contract = they will be breaking a contract, and Microsoft can and should take them to court.
That'll look really good for MS and do a great deal for their image. "MS sues Take-Two into Oblivion" Take two forced to shut down. No more GTA4. Either that or, they sue them into Debt, and then offer to pay the debts if GTA4 goes exclusive. I should be an MS exec :P.
Ruin their relationship with 3rd party developers. If they sue take 2, it would more or less hurt any relationship with any other gaming studio. It would hurt them more then help if they sue them.
correct, and if they DO fail to deliver(we all know M$) I'm gonna be expecting a similiar as Too Humans suit to Epic...
With Take Take-Two’s current money situation it could cause the company to go bankrupt, putting the GTA franchise up for sale. That may be a stretch, but the only thing Take-Two has going for its self is GTA franchise.
Didnt MS deny that they gave any money? If they did Take-Two just destroyed they're denial wow lol
"We're not gonna send money back to Microsoft," Take that Macrocr*p. you were smoking so much coke you didn't even know what the hell you were presenting at E3. Greatest Holiday Lineup ever??? @PS360ROCKS, I could edit as my language wouldn't have been this cr*ppy if I hadn't come here soon after reading about GTA4 delay but I was pretty pissed that GTA is delayed, not like I hate my 360 or if you read my other posts I even like Windows very much. But GTA was a huge part of 2007 for me atleast and Microsoft hyped it in E3. And now its coming half a year later. I am not happy at all at that.
I don't even know what to say to you, I actually thought you weren't an idiot. But with that post you just showed it all. That's a shame man. edit:: @Darth understandable that's what was so weird about your post I have never seen you bash anything...I don't Microsoft honestly knew it was going to get delayed at E3. Because remember those stories about the PS3 version being "2 weeks behind" after E3. It's probably got alot to do with that, they ran into some snags and they can't release a 360 version first otherwise that is a big "F you" to Sony.
I agree because this has taken out a card for Microsoft this fall where there like hey this system doesn't work properly and might break but at least we have GTA4, I agreed with them in a way because there system was cheaper but not now there just left with games that appeal to the hrdcore gamer i.e. halo and bioshock/mass effect sorry feel to disagree but im entitled to my logical opinion...
Sounded like a smart ass remark wondering why some one would be asking or thinking such moronic sh*t. GTA4 is being developed and the content pack(s) still going to bring in Revenue after the game launchs for RockStar and still going to sell Xbox 360's for Micrsoft. lol The is a understandable remark from an offensive media and from an embarising place to be right now. #5 lol
Maybe you shouldn't buy a PS3 with that temper. Please don't say its not Sony's fault it will render your opinion NULL.
I already have a PS3 and yeah I did have some cr*ppy temper, take a afternoon nap and then wake up to find GTA4 one of your most anticipated titles delayed. Still there is Crysis, Halo 3, Mass Effect and others so it is not that bad I guess.
Are xbois gonna have to pay for this download content or what? gold horse armor anyone? 2 exclusive games > overpriced download content.
you sir are an idiot. the developers of GTA said it themselves already if you want to play and have the FULL EXPERIENCE of GTA4 that is will be only available on 360. so what is PS3 actually winning?? more time? before the full experience comes out on 360 and not the PS3??
How does Sony win when its delayed on the Playstation 3 as well ?
ha ha lol lol lol... Rockstar has LA noire exclusive on PS3 plus there new IP that they haven't announced yet, people think Rockstar wasn't showing any support towards Sony 6 month's ago, well youv'e got egg on your face losers, it's only just getting started for PS3 Microsoft are left this fall with there killer 50million downloadable content app that isn't even coming out unless it's on the PS3 at the same time...
L.A. Noire is no blockbuster game, it could end up being another BULLY, TABLE TENNIS, or THE WARRIORS. The biggest selling gaming franchise in the world is GTA. And the FULL EXPERIENCE can only be played on the 360. So deal with it.
BOTHERED? Sony has Rockstar's new IP and Rockstar even discussed with Sony about GTA going multi platform, saying we want to go multi with this one so early on in the console transition but we have a totally new IP that we think is going to rock everyone's world, i.e the new exclusive game for PS3 that more than likely knowing rockstar everyone will be drooling over when it shown, exclusive to PS3, so please take your 50 million dollars of downloadable content that couldn't fit on the disc that Microsoft is going to charge you for and stick it where the sun doesnt shine...
wouldn't you think thats just to hype up a new game?? be smart and think about it. GTA is the best selling franchise. FACT. The full experience, on 360. FACT. accept. deal with it
Bummer that they are going to have to dumb down the game so it will work with 360's without hard drives.
umm... ,maybe i missed something, but why is M$ the cause of the delay, if it was announced that they were running behind schedule on the PS3 and it was going to comes out 2 weeks after the 360 version ? to um MR FAN TASTIC... dumb down version?? you do know the developers said it themselves you can only play the FULL EXPERIENCE on 360, right?? not PS3 so, what exactly do you consider a dumb down version?
if anything this is great news for M$.. GTA comes out in the spring, episodic content #1 comes out fall 08, just in time for holiday season...and you know M$ will use that publicity to sell even more consoles next holiday season. to 16.1 the only reason PS won the last console war is because of 3rd party support. The biggest names in video games are not from "in house" sony. So what does it mean if Sony makes more games the M$ and Nintendo combined if those games aren't good. maybe I dont look at the big picture like you say, but I bought my 360 in nov 05 and i'm getting my moneys worth with great games, maybe by the fall of 08 PS3 might be worth buying, but not now, no way. You keep looking at the big picture and hope that great games come out, while I play great games on the 360.
lol your a funny guy in never never land, say hello to the rabbits for me... problem is Microsoft doesn't own many of it's own inhouse game studios... there relying on 3rd party support, Sony will have swamped there platform with inhouse games by anytime near the end of 08, Sony has more inhouse than Microsoft and Nintendo combined fact, dont you think that will catch up with them in the end I think so :) Microsoft needs to move now this fall with a faulty system that is loosing consumer confidence or pull out all together... Please do yourselves a favour and look at the big picture...
problem is Microsoft doesn't own many of it's own inhouse game studios... there relying on 3rd party support, <---WTF since when was relying on third party support a bad thing? Relying on first party support only and no third party support was an example why gamecube failed. A lot of third party support means you are a healthy game system...not a bad one.
They haven't said anything about the content, now that the game is delayed will it delay the content? But saying that the content is a system seller. That really depends on what it is, it has to be a whole new game or something to sell systems. if it's just a few more hours of basicly the same game you've already played for hours & hours then I don't know.
guy... too many GTA fans out there (i'm not one of them), but if having the full experience is only available on 360, its going to make a difference. do you understand GTA is the biggest selling franscise out there??? the means something, you know? even a few more hours to some people, especially if M$ promotes it the right way does mean something. It can sell even more systems next year.
I understand that it's extra content. Rockstar never said that they were releasing Half the game on disc and the other half was only to XBOX 360 via download. So until we know just how short GTA IV is and just how long this content is, we don't know. You XBOX 360 fans are making a huge deal about it before you know exactly how much it really is.
Wait wait wait theres gonna be Exclusive downloadable content on the xbox 360 SWEEEeeeeeEEtTT.
GTA -DLC and 2 exclusives you decide
XBOX 360 fans act like if Half the game will be on disc and the other half will be available only on XBOX 360. They said extra episodes. **EXTRA** The game on PS3 is still called Grand Theft Auto IV, not Grand Thef... Stupid XBOX 360 b*tches!
Awwww looks like someones PMSing.
Wow! Your mad huh!
They are professionals and I'm pretty sure they've checked this with Microsoft before announcing anything - unless their contract allows delays. If the delay option is in the contract then the extra content is bound to the release date and is 4-5 months after release.
360 will be getting extra content while the PS3 gets two exclusive games instead. I think that's a good deal. Don't forget that MGS4 and Killzone 2 will be out by then so we won't have time for any extra content.
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