| "Would I need an Xbox LIVE subscription to activate [Episodes from Liberty City] or anything to do with LIVE?" - scorebreaker|
If you buy Episodes From Liberty City on disc for Xbox 360 at retail, you don’t need Xbox LIVE at all, other than to play multiplayer (which is a lot of fun and highly recommended). Of course, if you’re looking to download either of the episodes, you’ll need Xbox LIVE.
"Does anyone know how big the size of the file[for The Ballad of Gay Tony] will be?" - lorraine
It will be a similar size to The Lost And Damned, which was 2 GB.
"Do we need to have The Lost and Damned in order to play The Ballad Of Gay Tony?" - 29391
No. While it’s great to have knowledge of Episode 1’s story to get the most out of the revelations in Episode 2, it’s not essential. You can download and play The Ballad of Gay Tony on its own.
"If I buy the new standalone disc, can I play original GTA IV missions from the new disc (play as Niko Bellic)?" - Pardla
No, the Episodes From Liberty City are completely separate standalone games. To play through Niko’s story, you’d have to play the original release of Grand Theft Auto IV.
"Will all of the content that was added with the Ballad of Gay Tony and the Lost and the Damned be added so it can be used in the original, or will I have to continue to play each of the add-ons to use the new stuff?" - crow114
New features that appear in the Episodes do not cross over into the original Grand Theft Auto IV. The feature sets were designed with the story and gameplay arcs of each specific game in mind.
“PS3 PLEASE, dont forget that Grand Theft Auto originated on the Playstation system (PS1)” - anthonycr
We appreciate the enthusiasm of PlayStation 3 owners and believe us, we understand where you're coming from. That's why we are working hard on a lineup of PlayStation 3 releases for 2010 that we know you will be very excited to play - including Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and the PlayStation 3 exclusive AGENT, which is a brand-new title from Rockstar North, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto series. Plus there's more yet to be announced... Thanks again for your patience and please stay with us!
"Will there be tanks?" - JayDil
Mayybe... We’d like to leave some surprises for the previews of ‘The Ballad Of Gay Tony’ a little later this month. And you can always keep checking back to the blog and the official site for more revelations on the features of Episode 2 as we get closer to launch – and there will be many. Did that answer your question? Not really, but you can’t have everything, eh?