GTA IV - Online Exclusive to 360?


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Acording to Eurogamer, Microsoft Entertainments boss Don Mattrick has heavily hinted, or stated, that GTA IV's online multiplayer will be exclusive to the 360.

"[GTA IV] is an amazing piece of software and I'm really excited with its downloadable content and online multiplayer support. Again, that's something that's unique to 360," said Mattrick.

Another quote from December of last year,"We're excited about Grand Theft Auto [IV], not only because it's a great title, but there's multi-play and downloadable content that consumers will only be able to get on 360," Mattrick told msbnc.

So forum regs, will this change which platform you planned to purchase GTA IV for?
#1 at 11:31:11 - 13/02/2008
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I'd be pretty surprised if it did have multi in us the 360 version. Though MS did pay a fair whack for something.

I figure I'll get the 360 one if I get it, so I can play with my friends, who mostly have 360s.
#2 at 12:15:20 - 13/02/2008
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But wil it work as well as the Saints Row multiplayer?

You haven't met fuckwits until you've tried that little pleasure.

/shudder
#3 at 12:23:16 - 13/02/2008
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It'd be nice for it to be in the PS3 version but it's not going to affect a purchase for me. The 360 version having more content bothers me more, but only from the point of view that I'm deeply distrustful of episode packs that are announced so early. I think there's a *very* strong chance that without the episodes, this will be the shortest/smallest GTA ever
#4 at 12:24:01 - 13/02/2008
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Rhythm said:It'd be nice for it to be in the PS3 version but it's not going to affect a purchase for me. The 360 version having more content bothers me more, but only from the point of view that I'm deeply distrustful of episode packs that are announced so early. I think there's a *very* strong chance that without the episodes, this will be the shortest/smallest GTA ever


What, you mean to say that you won't get the full GTA experience if you don't get the packs?

Makes sense, and you've begun to worry me.
#5 at 13:03:09 - 13/02/2008
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Kind of. I may be being a bit overly cynical but I'm kind of expecting that these episodes won't add content to the game per sť, rather they will top up the game to equal one "whole"
#6 at 13:05:56 - 13/02/2008
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#7 at 14:03:53 - 13/02/2008
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Baring London Rockstar have never done cuntish add on stuff. Could ruin the game if you don't play it.

I mean did MS just say, "Hey, $50ml for the last quarter of the game being exclusive to us"?

If it's not a totally separate story it'll sure feel like that.
#8 at 20:50:18 - 13/02/2008
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Eventhough the discussion has moved on...
Online won't be exclusive to the 360.
#9 at 21:31:00 - 13/02/2008
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He only says that both will have an online component. That still sounds to me like one has more than the other, not that I mind, I just want to be able to mess around in Liberty City with my mates, whether it be on the 360 or the PS3, I don't mind. Well, actually, I don't even have a PS3 yet so...
#10 at 11:33:09 - 14/02/2008
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It's a no-brainer for any owners of both consoles to buy the 360 version, anyway, so I guess any further dealings for exclusive/expanded stuff in terms of online multiplayer would be to convince people who are yet to buy either of the two consoles - and really, if you haven't been convinced by the 360 yet, is some extra online multiplayer in one game going to sway you? I'm not sure what my point is here, yet, but I thought I'd throw that out there.
#11 at 13:53:55 - 14/02/2008
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Huh?

;-)
#12 at 14:08:26 - 14/02/2008
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Yeah, usually when I type random stuff that's just floating around in my head I don't hit "submit" afterwards (despite what some of you might think)...
#13 at 15:56:26 - 14/02/2008
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/Is too polite to comment

>_>
#14 at 16:27:45 - 14/02/2008

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