Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
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GTA IV officially announced for PC

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 12:10 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman
Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto IV will arrive on PC this fall, scheduled for a North American release on November 18th and European three days later on November 21st.
New York, NY – August 6, 2008 – Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto IV will be arriving on the PC on November 18th and 21st in North America and Europe, respectively.

"We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC. The game looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can't wait for people to play it."

Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, the latest installment in the enormously successful Grand Theft Auto series features a painstakingly detailed and life-like city for players to explore; a rich, immersive narrative experience; an original soundtrack highlighting the cultural eclecticism of Liberty City; and newly expanded multiplayer just for the PC.

According to the official GTA IV web site, more details are to be revealed in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
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TimBud
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Thia news came alot sooner than I'm used to with GTA games. Awesome!!
08-06-2008 12:40 PM
CB
"Your stupidity may be your one saving grace."

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Yeah, just don't forget our DLC.
08-06-2008 02:18 PM
MisterBlanco
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GTA4 announced for PC?? What the f*%&#!! I DIDNT SEE THAT COMING AT ALL. Rockstar completely just blind sided all of us!! OH MAI GAD , WHAT A SHOCKER!!!!!!! I CANNNERT BELIEVE IT!!

I guess this will put an end to all the "GTA4 for pc??" threads...

Hézuse Cree........
08-06-2008 02:59 PM
rappo
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I think a countdown is in order. Slim, fire up Flash!
08-06-2008 03:26 PM
thebest12
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the requiriments?

256 mb Video and 1gb ram and 2core duo: 2.20 ghz work with that?

I CANT WAITTTTTTTTT
08-06-2008 03:45 PM
yohan12
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F@#K YA FINGER LESS GLOVE MODS oh and other F#@KING Awesome mods!!!
08-06-2008 04:00 PM
Nite
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YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

this makes me so happy :D

I hope my AMD 4200+ dual core, 2GB DDR, and 320MB 8800 GTS is enough for it

[ post edited 08-06-2008 04:52 PM by Nite ]
08-06-2008 04:30 PM
chrisandy
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So... DLC gets delayed... Midnight Club LA gets delayed... no word on any of those PS3 R* exclusives... but at least GTA IV is coming out on PC!

*sigh*

It just goes to show the trend is not to improve their mistakes or make their next game anytime soon, but to capitalize on the success of one product. I want to play a next-gen GTA with a better story, better voice acting, more choices, a bigger city, and more to do.

[ post edited 08-06-2008 05:57 PM by chrisandy ]
08-06-2008 05:55 PM
geoffreyfleming
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chrisandy, you'll obviously never be happy if you weren't happy with the original product were you expecting R* to release another full GTA instalment mere months after they just released their opus? Christ get a clue...or a better PC for some mods.
08-06-2008 06:02 PM
*TomeR*
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HELL YEAH!!!
08-06-2008 06:37 PM
Mjuboy
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Sounds good, I wonder what the min. reqs. will be?
08-06-2008 07:24 PM
chrisandy
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"chrisandy, you'll obviously never be happy if you weren't happy with the original product were you expecting R* to release another full GTA instalment mere months after they just released their opus?"

No, I was expecting to play the DLC in August such as when they stated it would be released. The original game was ridiculously short and flawed, and their strategy is not to improve their original product or extend it but to simply milk it for all it's worth.
08-06-2008 07:48 PM
Zachnorn
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Except that there are PC versions of most GTA games except Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories.

Don't forget that there are a huge amount of PC gamers who are fans. Rockstar can't and shouldn't forget about them. It's not fair to a huge part of the fanbase, and it is obviously a stupid business move to forget about releasing a PC version. And it's not like you will never get DLC. It'll come. Besides, it isn't like they decided to work on the PC version and abandon DLC until it's done. I'm sure the port has been in development for several months.

Rockstar isn't abandoning their fans. They are trying to make them happy. While making money, of course.
08-06-2008 11:47 PM
Nite
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you will get DLC when the community starts making mods for the PC version ;)
08-06-2008 11:55 PM
Tendercrisp
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Oh fuck yes. This will be modder's heaven.
08-06-2008 11:55 PM
Ash_735


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Seems the game comes out just days before my Brithday, good timing Rockstar.
08-07-2008 12:12 AM
alisdairmac
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lets hope rockstar alow mods in the game....
08-07-2008 02:45 AM
wyhpower
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Posts: 1
finally announced
good news

BUT

there are still some Stories haven't told on PC, Liberty City Stories & Vice City Stories


HOPE THERE IS STILL CHNACE
08-07-2008 04:30 AM
claud3
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this is great news. I will need a better p.c to play it on
08-07-2008 05:48 AM
deadlyMETAL
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Oh man, 256MB for the video card? My laptop can't handle it....
08-07-2008 02:33 PM
deadlyMETAL
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Oh wait, look at that!! That was my speed-reading gone wrong on me! They haven't released the specs yet. :P
08-07-2008 02:41 PM
grittack
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YAY FOR MODDING!
08-07-2008 09:25 PM
danhex
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called it
08-08-2008 12:19 AM
Johnny-Z


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GTA:IV for PC? This is absolutly GREAT news! Can't wait!
08-08-2008 02:13 AM
andi01
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yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! I cant wait!
08-08-2008 07:21 AM
masteratt
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I'll only buy it again for Pc if we get HotCoffeeMod 2.
08-09-2008 09:02 AM
Ænemy
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Wicked awesome mods FTW!!

I already bought the Xbox 360 version, now imma gonna have to pitch more money out for this one. Damnit!
08-09-2008 09:18 PM
autofury
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
I knew they would announce it on PC sooner or later.

A parody of the recommended requirements:

Quad-Core CPU ~2.5GHz
3GB RAM
1GB Video Card (GTX 280/Radeon 4870 recommended)
10GB HDD

:P

Can't wait until someone replicates the Mazda RX-7 mod for GTA4 this time.
08-10-2008 02:56 AM
 

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