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Microsoft could barely contain its glee at being able to confirm exclusive downloadable content for next year's Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV - but PS3 fans need not fear, as it seems the Sony release is also firmly in line to receive its very own dazzling additions.

 

According to a source close to Rockstar North, the team is working on exclusive supplemental content for both systems, which will be made available for download via Microsoft and Sony's respective online services after the game's release next year.

 

In case you missed it, Microsoft revealed at X06 that Xbox 360 owners will get "exclusive access to two downloadable, epic episodes of GTA IV via Xbox Live, each with hours of entirely new gameplay and available only on Xbox 360 just months after the release of the title".

 

We're told to expect much the same deal on PS3, except unique to the platform. Interestingly, the downloadable content, our source maintains, will take the form of brand new areas which will link into the main GTAIV game world.

 

"Think of the world as a large island - the new downloadable areas will be like smaller islands linking into it," the source explained. (Which is a structural analogy, rather than a suggestion that the game is set on an island, we hasten to add.)

 

How many additional areas or episodes Rockstar is planning is anyone's guess at this juncture, but it seems the game is at least being structured to accommodate a number of expansive new content releases in the weeks and months after release, while also satisfying platform holder - and console owner - demand for exclusive material.

 

Though with 'exclusive' being a somewhat elastic term these days, especially where Grand Theft Auto is concerned, we wouldn't be remotely surprised if you end up playing 'exclusive' 360 episodes on your PS3, and vice versa. One thing's for sure - there's nothing more certain to piss off the fanboys than a level playing field.

 

No formal response from Rockstar at the time of writing. But, as ever, don't expect official word until they're good and ready.

 

Grand Theft Auto IV is scheduled to release on Xbox 360 and PS3 in the US on 16th October 2007, with Europe getting hold of it just three days later.

 

 

 

soruce http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=68768

 

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Grand Theft Auto IV is scheduled to release on Xbox 360 and PS3 in the US on 16th October 2007

 

Shows how old it is already.

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Johnny Burbank

The way I look at is this: GTA4 took like 3 years to make. And 100s of people. If the DLC is going to take 6 months to make, then it will cut seriously into R*'s resources and take away a lot from their work on GTA5 or the next full game. So I have to wonder how manpower and time and money they are going to put into making the DLC. That being the case, I can't imagine it will be that extensive, and since they have yet to begin working on it, I don't see how they can make an entirely new map of VC or SA or parts thereof like people are saying and hoping.

 

I expect new missions, maybe more enterable buildings, maybe a new small island, but nothing major -- UNLESS they figure that the DLC will be a way to hold people over until the next full game is released and that they figure they can afford to wait another year before getting started on the next full game.

 

I'd rather they make just decent DLC but nothing major and instead put most of their efforts and time and manpower into making the next full game so we can have it in 2009 or early 2010.

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There's an article somewhere floating around with one of the R* team members, that CLEARLY states that the DLC will not be a new area to download, rather they will be missions set in the same space as what the original game is launched with.

 

And regarding "Exclusive" content for 360, I am almost positive that Microsoft had a foolproof contract when they agreed on exclusive content, heck, they paid somewhere in the millions for the additional content. I'm sure they wouldn't have allowed any loophole for the same content to go on the PS3.

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The way I look at is this: GTA4 took like 3 years to make. And 100s of people. If the DLC is going to take 6 months to make, then it will cut seriously into R*'s resources and take away a lot from their work on GTA5 or the next full game. So I have to wonder how manpower and time and money they are going to put into making the DLC. That being the case, I can't imagine it will be that extensive, and since they have yet to begin working on it, I don't see how they can make an entirely new map of VC or SA or parts thereof like people are saying and hoping.

 

I expect new missions, maybe more enterable buildings, maybe a new small island, but nothing major -- UNLESS they figure that the DLC will be a way to hold people over until the next full game is released and that they figure they can afford to wait another year before getting started on the next full game.

 

I'd rather they make just decent DLC but nothing major and instead put most of their efforts and time and manpower into making the next full game so we can have it in 2009 or early 2010.

the dlc sound alot like a sims expanshion pack maby ea have secretly took over

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Yeah, this is old mate I'm afraid. Nice find though.


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