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Episodes from Liberty City coming to PlayStation 3 and PCs

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 11:14 PM CST | By zmbnm
The once Xbox 360 exclusive episodic content for Grand Theft Auto IV is finally coming to PlayStation 3 and PC gamers this March.

We are happy to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® - LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows - LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.

The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation Network and Games for Windows® LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode boasts the same detailed and immersive Liberty City we all know and love. Games for Windows - LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will have the chance to once again listen to the dulcet tones of Liberty City Radio.


As with the 360 version, you will be able to buy the episodes separately as downloads on the PlayStation Network or Games For Windows LIVE Marketplace, or buy them together on a stand alone disc. There is no word on pricing for either release yet.
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Thegodofskins
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I´m really happy people worldwide will get to know a very good pack of add-on, i´m sure when i get my hands on the PC version, im gonna mod it, oh yeah, thats what my username is for.

[ post edited 01-28-2010 11:29 PM by Thegodofskins ]
01-28-2010 11:17 PM
Thegodofskins
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I hope it has the same file names as Rockstar put into GTA IV, it won´t be hard to reuse same texture extensions.

[ post edited 01-28-2010 11:29 PM by Thegodofskins ]
01-28-2010 11:22 PM
victim


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Well, I didn't see this coming at all. (Sarcasm)

Truthfully, I am very happy, even if I've already read what happens in The Lost and Damned.
01-29-2010 12:06 AM
MurdererMarv
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Finally, I have been waiting forever.
01-29-2010 12:38 AM
[KFC]-ScharK
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WHAT A SURPRISE ROCKSTAR!
01-29-2010 01:26 AM
Zidane


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Awesome :)
01-29-2010 03:40 AM
FIS
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Didnt M$ pay Rockstar so they would make the extensions exclusive for Xbox 360 ? :O
01-29-2010 03:41 AM
jim_genius5
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Being an Xbox owner already, I'm really happy you guys get to play the DLC! That's our R*!
01-29-2010 04:16 AM
oppar
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I am pretty surprised that this came to PS3. Microsoft paid $50million for temporary exclusive status? What a waste.
01-29-2010 05:02 AM
brawly
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I expected this afterall the PC and Ps3 versions are incomplete without the full storylines from eflc.
01-29-2010 05:16 AM
chrisandy
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Really..? Sigh, I don't know how well this will boost sales. I'll be interested in seeing how people mod EFLC on PC but I'd really rather R* devote their time to releasing a new GTA instead of constantly revisiting this one.
01-29-2010 05:34 AM
chrisandy
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Also, per IGN, games will cost $19.99 to download each and $40 to purcahse.
01-29-2010 05:35 AM
Ash_735


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Looking forward to replaying The Lost and Damned again! :) You know, before Rockstar listened to the bitching fans and changed the story in The Ballad of Gay Tony so it didn't fit in or make any bloody sense!
01-29-2010 07:00 AM
haitianKNIVES
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This is so great. finally PS3 players can finish the series and get some new, great experiences. I love that this is for the PC. I want to see some crazy ish happen. Modders get to it!
01-29-2010 07:17 AM
Xan
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About damn time. Now hopefully they won't whine about low sale numbers.
01-29-2010 07:25 AM
Jaytow
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We all knew this was going to happen eventually.

Tbh I may rebuy lost and damned for Ps3 but not ballad, imo Ballad of gay tony was awful, the first ever GTA I didnt complete, I'd save my money if I were you people.

GTA 4 was TLaD were brilliant though.
01-29-2010 08:00 AM
wyhpower
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I still perfer the double pack will be provided on the Disc release.
It will worthwide to buy a whole pack instead of just a dl version
01-29-2010 09:24 AM
tomux7
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I am very happy to see this :)
01-29-2010 09:30 AM
Chrissy_Lad
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Woo Finally! Im gonna get both of these, no matter what!
01-29-2010 09:32 AM
Yellow_sentinel
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Awesome! This really made my day, I've almost been close to buying a 360 just for these, not that I need to anymore though!
01-29-2010 09:55 AM
Deathil93
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FUCK YEAHH!~!!!!!!
HELL YEAH!!!!
SODIHFOIFG

Words canno't express my excitment :D
01-29-2010 10:38 AM
Slim Trashman
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BUT MICROSOFT PAID 50 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THIS EXCLUSIVITY! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?!!?!?1 REEEEEH SONY SUCKS!!!!!!

Yeah didn't see this one coming. Glad I never actually bought a 360 to play these now, just borrowed a friend's. Awesome news, looking forward to being able to play them on GTA's home console :)
01-29-2010 10:52 AM
zombienm
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I've been predicting this from the very beginning to be honest. When has Rockstar EVER remained exclusive? GTAIII/VC/SA were exclusive to the PS2...but came out on PC and Xbox also. Chinatown Wars was exclusive to DS, but came out on PSP and iPhone also. Rockstar NEVER keeps exclusive promises.
01-29-2010 11:19 AM
rinuextreme
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Everyone, I have a question. When we install, let's say, The Lost and Damned, do we have a new icon at the desktop and we can only play one episode at a time?

Or do we have the chance to let's say, skydive with Niko or shoot a shotgun from a bike with Luis?
01-29-2010 11:35 AM
Rilian
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I told you all that it would be released in March after that "Next Stop..../Opens Everywhere In March" picture that surfaced in October from the EFLC manual
http://media.gtanet.com/images/6379-gta-v-hint.jpg ...

I'd link to the actual article/comments that was on this main page to prove it, but I can't seem to find the archives easily enough, but someone else may want to! I was surprised no comments/sites seemed to say the same, as it was the first thing I thought of when I saw it...!
01-29-2010 11:50 AM
Ash_735


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@rinuextreme: It's all activated in game, so you'd start GTA IV as normal, then go to options, New Game and then instead of starting GTA IV over, you'll be asked which Episode you'll want to play.
01-29-2010 12:22 PM
Slim Trashman
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@zombie, the thing about R* and their exclusives is that they don't happen to throw in the adjective "timed" before it, so it's a kind of a strategy to trick people.
01-29-2010 12:24 PM
rinuextreme
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@Ash_735: Thanks :D
01-29-2010 03:48 PM
masteratt
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It was always a matter of 'when' and not 'if', glad to finally know the date!

Day 1 on PS3!
01-29-2010 05:57 PM
revanx3
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This fucking sucks, they paid fifty million for nothing? Fuck I loath how the damn ps3 is stealing our exclusive stuff. I am so glad the ps3 is finally cracked and about to undergo the first stages of being able to play pirated games. Thieving bastards.
01-29-2010 07:25 PM
Thegodofskins
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^^I agreed until the pirate thing, EFLC is worth money, if you don´t want it for PS3, dont look foward to it, im pissed too by the fact our beloved Xbox lost a good exclusive, but i don´t complain to pirate the game
01-29-2010 07:36 PM
victim


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If this "exclusive" made people buy the game for the 360, then Microsoft got what they wanted.
01-29-2010 08:11 PM
Thegodofskins
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^^It really worked man, I´m enjoying every single moment of GTA EFLC
01-29-2010 08:13 PM
Nite
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Whoot! I was hopeing for this.
01-29-2010 08:27 PM
X-Ecutioner
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Well i hate to say "I told you so" but i will anyway

I TOLD YOU SO!
01-29-2010 11:17 PM
rinuextreme
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Yes, Microsoft has paid 50,000,000$ to keep it exclusive. Wanna know the best part? According to the statistics, they won almost 70,000,000$ selling EFLC for XBOX360. It's just a matter of marketing. It's a marketing trick. Like Forza Motorsport or Dead or Alive. DoA was initially for PlayStation. Crash Bandicoot was also "converted" to the XBOX. And Syphon Filter or Grand Turismo, that were always PlayStation's exclusives, will be one of these days released to XBOX and vice-versa.
01-30-2010 04:34 AM
Russ
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Good to hear this. Now, PS3 owners can enjoy the different perspectives of LC.
01-30-2010 07:34 AM
Ash_735


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@rinuextreme: Crash Bandicoot was NOT converted to Xbox. I happen to be a big Crash Bandicoot fan, well, the originals anyway. Crash Bandicoot appeared on the Xbox and GameCube because Naughty Dog lost the rights to make the games because Universal (owners of the Crash Bandicoot name) wanted more money, Naughty Dog had to opt out and since then the game series has always been sold to the highest bidder!
01-30-2010 10:20 AM
masteratt
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@rinusexrtreme: Any sources to your claims or are you just a hurt fanboy trying to make yourself feel better by giving MS imaginary money?

I may come across a bit harsh with my wording but I am really interested how or in fact if, MS made anything back from this $50Mil deal.
No wonder R* accepted it....$50Mil for timed exclusive lol. Funny thing is, that money is probably going towards development of the PS3 exclusive Agent >_

[ post edited 01-30-2010 02:16 PM by masteratt ]
01-30-2010 10:46 AM
zombienm
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rinuextreme, Gran Turismo is a Sony made game, it will never be ported to 360. Other games transfer all of the time though because they are made by third party developers.
01-30-2010 11:09 AM
JCMercenary
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@revanx3
So it's okay if Microsoft takes PS3 exclusives like Resident Evil and MGS?
01-30-2010 11:56 AM
nemy
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I sure hope they'll be cheap as hell.
01-30-2010 12:01 PM
Nez Man
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M. Bison: "YES! YES!"


But seriously, fucking win. I can't freaking wait. Thanks Rockstar, I knew you wouldn't leave us P.C. and P.S.3 owners in the dark without these Grand Theft Auto IV expansions forever!

I just checked my E. mails today and saw the one from Rockstar Games regarding this, so I thought I'd check here and yep, sure enough GTAGaming's got it covered!

And as for the millions of cash invested in making the expansions for the XBOX 360, W.T.F. was that all about? An utter waste of money if you ask me.
01-30-2010 12:02 PM
Anonymous
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That's what I said :p
01-30-2010 04:25 PM
Sk_nk
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about those 50mil $ , don't forget about the consoles that some people bought just for these episodes. I already had 360 when the episodes were out, but that could be one of the big reasons to buy that console. But in the end it's always just about half a year wait.
02-03-2010 06:01 AM
BLAQCAPONE
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does anyone understand marketing & Business or did you skip that class when in school? everyone knew it was gonna happen ms got its profit so did R*.
02-03-2010 08:30 PM
scaz
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@ blaq yeah but if rockstar released it for ALL consoles then everyone would have had their 100% profit in the first place and everyone would of been happy there and then instead of ps3 and pc gamers complaining
02-09-2010 12:15 AM
iGamer
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as a 360 and PC Version owner I am very excited to replay these on the PC!!!!
02-09-2010 11:38 PM
myles2980
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a car post picture
02-19-2010 01:00 AM
myles2980
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who do i get pictures?
02-19-2010 01:02 AM
CrowbarRX
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My question: will buying EFLC be the same as the xbox, ie, none of the original songs etc, or is EFLC for the PC going to interact and pull the music from the original GTA IV, since, its technically possible on a PC
02-22-2010 05:34 AM
monster875
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yes man so is the next games for the part 4 of the GTA series finally done. I JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR THESE SUPER GOOD GAMES.

GOOD WORK ROCKSTAR.

Jaytow just because u didn't complete the game then other people can. if u don't can complete it so it's ur sorrow but other people must play the game to find out about it's good or bad.
02-25-2010 11:28 AM
 

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