Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto IV Release Date

Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto IV Release Date

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Following months of speculation, Rockstar Games has finally announced an official release date for the hotly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV.

The latest chapter in the Grand Theft Auto series will hit store shelves worldwide on April 29, according to a statement released by the publisher. The game is being released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and will be the first Grand Theft Auto title to appear on next-generation platforms.

"We are so excited to be releasing Grand Theft Auto IV," said Rockstar President and Grand Theft Auto Executive Producer Sam Houser. "We've pushed ourselves very hard to make something incredible and hope the game sets a new benchmark for interactive entertainment."

The game was originally scheduled for release on October 16, 2007, but in August 2007 the company announced it would be delayed until the second quarter of the 2008 fiscal year, which runs from February to April. Rockstar Chairman Strauss Zelnick said at the time the delay was the result of "almost strictly technological problems," but Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter had previously suggested Rockstar might delay the game in order to avoid competing with the release of Halo 3.

Jack Thompson has not yet issued comments or threats regarding the announcement, but will doubtlessly get around to it. More information is available at www.rockstargames.com/iv.

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Its great that they finally have a set date. I really didn't see the big deal with it being delayed for so long in the first place. Rockstar needed more time to work on the game, and make it that much better, the impatientness of people is truly annoying when they just want it now, regardless of it being fully ready or not.

Anyways, can't wait to play this.

Jack Thompson screeching about game in 5...4...3...

I am actually surprised it's so early. Let's hope it lives up to the usual GTA awesomenes. And if not, well you name a time when running a man down and beating him with a bat wasn't fun.

About soddin' time!
I've had my preorder through a store here in New Zealand since they listed it in August last year~!

I guess I'll have to look into getting a PS3 or 360 now. :P

I just hope it's nothing like GTA:SA. Probably get this game for my B'Day if it's good.

PurpleRain:
I just hope it's nothing like GTA:SA. Probably get this game for my B'Day if it's good.

Could you maybe explain your dislike for San Andreas? Not having a go, it's just very rare I see someone say something like that haha.

Anyway, can't wait for this game, all the previews and first impressions i've been reading just make me want to do all those things... and more! there's not a lot been mentioned but i'm pretty much thinking you can run riot all over again we've lots of new game aspects.

I'm going to go sleep until April now. There's nothing for me today. GTA4 was practically the reason I bought an X360.

29th of April is my Birthday! So great present from Rockstar, I've pre-ordered the special edition (i'm a sucker for gimmicks), just hope it's actually released then. (and live's up to the hype)

 

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