Grand Theft Auto IV delayed
- Posted August 2nd, 2007 at 17:39 EDT by
- 58 Comments
Rockstar Games has delayed Grand Theft Auto IV until early 2008.
The release date has been changed from the original October 16th 2007, and instead moved to "the second quarter of its fiscal 2008", according to IGN.
This means GTA IV will hit store shelves between February 1st and April 30th.
The reason given was simply that the developer needs more time to add the finishing touches. Early hands-on previews by the press showed some concern about the frame rate, for example.
Sam Houser, founder and executive producer of Rockstar Games, commented on the delay:
"The new consoles are allowing us to create the Grand Theft Auto game we always dreamed about. Every aspect of the game and its design has been completely transformed."
GTA3, Vice City and San Andreas were all built on the same engine. Thus, GTA IV is so called because it is built from ground-up, with a whole new engine, for next generation consoles.
"The game is huge and is pushing the hardware platforms to their absolute limits. The top engineers from Sony and Microsoft are working closely with the team in Edinburgh right now, helping us to fully leverage the power of both platforms. As always, our goal is to surpass even the wildest expectations of the game's fans, and to create the ultimate high definition video game experience."
We'll have more soon.
- 12:44pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
*insert swear words* lame eh? knew it was going to happen though. why do games have release dates... they never seem to follow what they say. early 2008... so now there's less good games this year. awesome for us... /sarcasm
- 12:45pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
I am officially pissed. Well, at least the game is going to get a little bit more time to have all the kinks worked out, but every time the others were delayed it was only by a week. I think that analyst a while back is right. They are just pushing it into another fiscal so that ALL the sales are reflected, after all they've got a new guy running Take-Two, so he probably doesnt wanna take his chances. Anyways....damnit!
- 12:45pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
This is the news I have been dreading...........oh well another few months wont hurt least it wont be rushed
- 12:50pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
They arent pushing the platforms to absolute limits, no one is right now. Xbox maybe, but they are doing nothing more than clawing at the surface of the PS3.
- 1:00pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
LOL pushin it to its limit? lol oh yea tryin to squeez all 9gb on that blu ray must be killer, as the xbox is litterally on fire and i set my pop on the PS3 so it can get cold to drink later
- 1:04pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
ahaha thats why i said ill never purchase GTA THE GETAWAY FTW! and all u kids complaing TAKE that!
- 1:05pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
Yea. There's other good games coming out this fall/winter. I'd much rather get a really sick GTA IV in six months then be let down by something I had really high expectations for. I can think of a few other games that could have used a few more months of development time. They know people are still going to buy the game anyways and everyone would be a lot more pissed off if it was buggy/ugly.
- 1:07pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
uh he said second quarter of 2008 fiscal year, i tought the first quarter of 2008 began on april 1st? someone plz explain this to me a bit better.
- 1:15pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
lol poor MS.They were really relying on this game to push sales.50 mil well spent you dumbasses.
- 1:21pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
LOL< the truth of the matter is, they're to busy counting all that money they got from microsoft. so it's going to take a little longer for them to come back from vacation, before they can finish the game.
- 1:24pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
so is it delayed on microsoft to or just ps3?
- 1:28pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
to the limit?...they have never pushed the hardware to the limit..., ok the game looks great but i expect much more on next-gen consoles
- 1:37pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
" The top engineers from Sony and Microsoft are working closely with the team in Edinburgh right now" this is kinda funy is ms is capable of making any good they would done it them self, and top sony engineers arent there belive me
- 1:39pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
I cant belive it I knew it was to good to be true (Cursing like a Mofo) I am so fnnnn pissed I cant belive it This game better be super awsome and gameplan and graphics better be good better have some good story now as well.
- 1:45pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
oh yeah and pushing to the limits my you know what. Maybey 360 but the ps3 I doubt I like this game a lot but compared to other games that are coming it dosent look that good rachet and clack looks better lair.
- 1:51pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
Good now i only have to spend $500 this year.
- 2:01pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
This officially means that 08 is a garunteed to be PS3's year, MGS4, killzone 2, now GTA, what's next!
- 2:04pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
they always have an excuse to delay games, they keep disapointing me, it's marketing that's all what's this about don't come to me saying that ·$!!"%&/! lie... i hope they don't push this one or i'll not buy this $%&"! game i'm getting tired of waiting.
- 2:06pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
If he says that if they are pushing the consoles to the limit, they are technically both equal, I see a flaw in that statement...
- 2:12pm EDT - August 2nd, 2007
It was always gona happen but i only expected a couple of weeks....(so u can imagine my disappointment upon hearin this.lol) But anyways Rockstar hav always been my fav games co. but hearin them say they are pushin both both consoles to de limit just makes me laugh. Did any1 tell Sam Houser that a dual layer blueray disc can hold 50 gigs???lol....
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