Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
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DEC
T2: Still no clarification on GTA IV release

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 04:09 PM MDT | By Neil + Slim Trashman
Take Two Interactive today released its financial results for the final quarter of fiscal year 2007, which ended on 31st October. The company's finances are in improving shape, with an increase in profit being attributed to Bioshock's impressive sales, which have crossed the two million mark.

Often the company uses this time as an opportunity to reveal final release dates for upcoming titles but today all the company would clarify about Grand Theft Auto IV was that it will be on store shelves in the second fiscal quarter of 2008. This means that it will release some time between February 1st and April 30th. The company restated that it is committed to seeing the game release simultaneously on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The company also confirmed that the first episodic content for GTA IV will hit Xbox 360 by 31st October 2008. The second of the packages, which Microsoft famously paid a total of $50million for, will release some time before 31st October 2009. The significance of this is that it almost certainly rules out any further GTA titles appearing at retail before 2010.

An interesting question was fielded to executives during the associated conference call - will Grand Theft Auto IV be coming to Nintendo Wii? The company's response was that "there are other titles better suited for the Wii than Grand Theft Auto IV". While this suggests that GTA IV won't be released for Wii, they did not rule out the possibility of an alternative or unique game being released for the growing platform.

Press Release: Take Two Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results
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victim
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I was aware that Quarter 2 stretched from 1st February - 31st of April. Although I may be wrong.
12-18-2007 04:33 PM
Slim Trashman
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Oof, my mistake. I wasn't considering T2's fiscal quarters, which are a month's difference.
12-18-2007 04:46 PM
RocketDescends
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Now I am confused
12-18-2007 05:06 PM
theoreoman
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this is really pissing me off i want that game to come out, someone take a sniper rifle and shoot the big red ship button so they release it PLEASE ive been waitng since it was announced at e3 and then when they delayed it i was so mad i was about to just screw it
12-18-2007 05:13 PM
smokeandbooze
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well, is this really news? if there was a change in the date, they'd tell us. they don't need to tell us that there is no change
12-18-2007 05:20 PM
RocketDescends
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Yeah no kidding. Its cus of PS3, and its hard to program for it so I've heard. RELEASE THE FRIGGIN THING ALREADY!
12-18-2007 05:21 PM
Neil
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Rocket, no one has ever claimed that PS3 is to blame for the delay. I think the main reason was because the entire game just wasn't finished in time for the original release date, so additional development was required.
12-18-2007 06:45 PM
fatts
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there are things floating around
too hard to program for ps3
360 to small disk space so they had to make it smaller

when it comes down to it
they ran into bugs and glitches not recognized before
there making the game better for both systems
so be grateful
12-18-2007 07:50 PM
Slim Trashman
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No matter what the reason, it's quite clear the game is turning out to be much much better that what it would have if released in October. I'm actually quite thankful for the delay.
12-18-2007 09:34 PM
RocketDescends
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Slim,

Yeah you're right. I am just SO anxious, but its overall a lot better to wait for a polished game. See my birthday was in October, so to hear it being delayed was even a bigger disappointment for me, because for awhile I have been buying a new GTA game for my B-day.
12-19-2007 12:57 AM
 

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