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Microsoft Paying $50M for GTA IV Episodic Content

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Source: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160380


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"The first 25 [million] is for the first episodic content package that's supposed to go out and that is in March of '08. That's why it moved into current because it's in the next 12 months. The second 25 [million] will be for the second episodic, the episode, and that will be later in fiscal '08," said Lainie Goldstein, Take-Two's new CFO.
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Does this mean PS3 won't receive GTA IV episodic content? Not necessarily, but Rockstar Games isn't saying anything...yet.
Hmmm Microsoft is getting desperate.....

worthless attempt to get more people yet will it really matter?? No, it won't sell consoles, but the only impact will be if someone owns both systems, they'll want to get the 360 version for the content, yet i would bet money that the PS3 will get it's own content....So this could be nothing special at all....
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Originally Posted by Oldboy View Post
Source: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160380






Hmmm Microsoft is getting desperate.....
Why's that? It is common for consoles to get money or bonuses for making exclusive games. After all, the developers is losing the chance to make more money selling on other consoles.
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Its not an exlusive game its exclusive content. And w/ the way the PS3 is selling right now, they wouldn't lose any money.
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Is GTA:IV coming out for the PC too?
    
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@ Twinnuke: Why make a a ton money when you can make a boatload of money?
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Is GTA:IV coming out for the PC too?
maybe eventually but it's not planned at the moment....probably gonna be released a while after and will include all the "episodic" content.
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maybe eventually but it's not planned at the moment....probably gonna be released a while after and will include all the "episodic" content.
Hope so...

I figure they will since they did the same with Vice City/San Andreas/GTA3
    
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and this episodic content is pretty much a mini game?
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Good thing I'm 100% PC or i would be disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Oldboy View Post
Hmmm Microsoft is getting desperate.....
More like smart. Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony all know that exclusive releases sway potential buyers into actual customers.

Microsoft and Sony, more than Nintendo, have fought over exclusives before and both have invested plenty to persuade developers to give them exclusive games, content, etc.

This is nothing new and will only continue in the future. But because it's GTA IV, it's garnering a lot more attention. Plus, $ 50 million is no small amount.
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