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Rockstar Dismisses Talk of GTA IV Delay


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Two of of the biggest games due in 2007 are Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV. As luck would have it, they're coming out within a couple weeks of one another - despite what you may have heard to the contrary.

 

Rumours prompted by an analyst note had it that Rockstar could delay Grand Theft Auto IV until November, but the company has come out today to deny the claims.

 

We contacted the company for comment and were told that the game is on track for release in "late October".

 

Grand Theft Auto fans have had October circled as the date for the arrival of the first Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 instalment since last year. Microsoft surprised many people by revealing in May that Halo 3 would be out in late September. According to one analyst, that could be a problem.

 

In a note to investors, relayed in part by GameDaily, analyst Michael Pachter speculated that troubled Rockstar parent company Take 2 could push back the release of Grand Theft Auto IV into its next financial year, which begins in November.

 

"We believe that a two-week delay would provide a reasonable gap between the launch of Halo 3 and the launch of GTA IV, and would actually help sales of both games," he wrote.

 

Rockstar's comments will come as sweet relief to GTA fans anxious to play the first game in the series for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

 

According to previously confirmed dates, Grand Theft Auto IV will be out in the US on 16 October and in Europe on 19 October. For more on the game, head to our Grand Theft Auto IV coverage homepage.

 

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"Late October" means it could still be October 23 or 30 for North America, as I pointed out yesterday on my site.

 

I think it will be October 23 or 30. October 16 is not "late October."

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dertyjerzian

I'd like to see it a week early. tounge.gif Halo killer! "System Seller" was soooo last gen/last trilogy/last mode. Halo Killa sounds about right for this time around biggrin.gif

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I think that i'm the only person here that likes halo, and I can't argue becuase I don't know why I like it. =(

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willgtavcs

GTA IV will be way better than halo 3 as it was compaired to other holos

 

 

 

 

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HALO PWNS GTA
I think that i'm the only person here that likes halo, and I can't argue becuase I don't know why I like it. =(

halo is da best homie i know 2

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oh man, that's some good news...i hope this is the last installment of halo...but it's microsofts "moneymaker" i'll agree that the original halo was cool when it came out but they never really added any new ideas to it in the second one and i tried the demo for the third one...ya there's some new weapons n maps but it's just the same as the other ones...

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tony da boss

 

I think that i'm the only person here that likes halo, and I can't argue becuase I don't know why I like it.  =(

halo is da best homie i know 2

I don't know why but I find Halo so boring. Its a bunch of astronauts running around shooting laser guns at each other and stuff. I actually enjoy GTA 2 more than Halo 2. Also, "HALO PWNS GTA" is a dumb user name on a GTA site.

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reaper x550
halo and gta are not even comparable.

Agreed, I dont know what the whole argument is about, Am i missing some "behind the scenes" point or do we just have nothing better to worry about...

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You might not believe this, but I'm probably the only true GTA fan out there that will appreciate GTA IV coming out around November. A handful of people knows why...

 

But in respect to millions of others, I wish that doesn't happen.

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Also, "HALO PWNS GTA" is a dumb user name on a GTA site.

It is - and yet his post was so clever. sarcasm.gif

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I think that i'm the only person here that likes halo, and I can't argue becuase I don't know why I like it.  =(

halo is da best homie i know 2

This dude is living proof that Halo sucks the mind, and the brain from the players away.

 

I'm not sure, but when I firstly saw the word "Fanboy" come up alot was at the Halo discussion at various sites.

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I think that i'm the only person here that likes halo, and I can't argue becuase I don't know why I like it.  =(

halo is da best homie i know 2

I don't know why but I find Halo so boring. Its a bunch of astronauts running around shooting laser guns at each other and stuff. I actually enjoy GTA 2 more than Halo 2. Also, "HALO PWNS GTA" is a dumb user name on a GTA site.

Yeah, man, I'm with you on this. Well said! I'd also like to mention one game that's really funny, Kingdom Hearts. It's completely unintelligible, I'm not even going to describe what they did with the game, they just glued two COMPLETELY UNRELATED things. Whoa..

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If it gets delayed, it will be a week or two. It wont be the end of the world. And the analyst says it might be delayed because of an acounting trick.

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lol it just came to my mind that Mr. Patcher might be fired for being such a noob i hop he does do and we should sue him for unnecessary stress and emotional damage...LMAO jks

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5 bucks says it will end up getting delayed anyway.

Ever since GTAIII, I never got my preorder copy on the date Rockstar announced, usually a week later. I bet GTAIV will be delayed a week, or so. Like GTASA.

 

Still, if they are gonna delay GTAIV cause of Halo 3, I think it's totally fair. It's only gonna get theirselfs more sales, and that means more income. And that means, more subsidy for the next GTA.

 

Technically seen, it could help aswell.

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However, you have to be thinking that Rockstar's executives are tired of having to delay by a week for a lot of their GTA games. They want this to be different. We'll see if it does get delayed...

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Vercetti Gangsta

I wouldn't bother too much if it gets delayed. The more time the devs get, the better the game will be.

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A handful of people knows why...

And that would be because...?

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reaper x550

Think about how long we have been and we still have to wait for GTA IV, a little bit longer wont matter will it?

 

I still dont want it delayed because i'm like alot of people who want it a.s.a.p

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I think they shouldnt have it delayed but iut wouldnt matter

 

Weve already waited 3 years since SA, why not a week?

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BlOoDStReAm101
I don't want them to delay the game in late October. Let it be on exactly October 16 because that is my birthday and that will be the best present ever.
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Glad to hear, although the sales might lack than it would if they were further apart, but all the kids will be on Halo and leave IV free for a while with noobless gaming.

 

But then again, anyone who buys Halo 3 over GTA4 is a serious moron and shouldnt even be allowed a spot on this planet.

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Agreed. There isnt too much halo can do to maek the game any better and GTA has endless possibilities. Also I STILL play GTA III, havent played any halo game since...... confused.gif

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I like Halo games (Online), Story sucks, I only play them on PC though and consoles when I have the chance. Halo 2 got real boring quickly, IV cant get delayed just because of it, there different.

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