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Microsoft: DLC For PS3 Version Of GTAIV "Impossible"

Some time ago, Sony's Scott Steinberg was quoted as saying that Microsoft "spent the GNP of several small Latin American countries to get downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV." Not long after, SCEE's David Reeves said PS3 owners will probably see DLC at some point, anyway.

Well, according to Spong, Microsoft has officially denied that DLC for GTAIV could come to the PlayStation 3. When asked about it, Aaron Greenberg, director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, had this to say-

"It's not possible as far as I'm aware, but that would be a good question to ask Rockstar. Rockstar and Xbox have only said there are exclusive episodes coming this fall to Xbox 360. I might put that up for a bit of wishful thinking on their end."

This was in direct response to something Reeves said earlier, and that most PS3 GTAIV players are currently clinging to:

"Is it damaging to Sony and PlayStation that there is no DLC for GTA IV on PS3? Well I think you probably will see it, it's just that a deal obviously was struck between Microsoft and Take 2 to do that. And if that's what they want to do, I think that's the last shot they have."

So all we're really left with is more questions. Did Microsoft really shell out a giant chunk of change to keep downloadable content exclusive to the Xbox 360 version of GTAIV? Is Reeves referring to DLC in the above statement or something...similar? What does "the last shot they have" mean? What incentive would Rockstar have to keep it away from PS3 owners? Yep, a lot of questions, but we hope to see some of them get answered before too long.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

5/16/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 10:22:49 PM
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M$ Morons are stupid, they know that PS3 will soon kick ShitBox's ass, thats why they are still trying to do something.

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monomilkman
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 11:00:05 PM
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im hope the ps3 gets some dlc, it would really add to the longevity of the game, i have my fingers crossed

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aaronisbla
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 12:39:02 AM
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I think its pretty sad and funny at the same time that they would spend that much money for exclusive content. i can see if they paid that much for complete exclusivity (as in, the game will not go to the ps3 ), but just for some DLC?

Maybe its just me, but DLC just seems evil. i can see it for extra maps, hell, i even can see it for rock band. But doesnt it seem like this gen, we are seeing a lot of "complete" games, only to have some dlc come out for it? makes me wonder if it was at all possible for it to be included in the first place

Either way, most likely, i wont be purchasing the dlc unless its too good to pass up, so many other games coming out for both systems (moreso with the ps3 ), i dont think GTAIV will keep things fresh by the time it hits. But Take Two has proven me wrong by makin me love this game, so perhaps they will do it again

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LCF
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 1:27:32 AM
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Maybe Microsoft knows that GTA V wont fit on the 360 lol.Those greedy bastards are trying everything to make a profit.Deal out pocket change and get triple back.

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Tatsujin
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 1:58:19 AM
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Well all I have to say is; Rockstar never spoke. Untill Rockstar gives us a word, all this talk from MS and Sony is just shit to me. They arn't the developers, the developers are the developers, and the developers right now are Rockstar.

And to say "Impossible" Is a bit vaige on MS's part. As far as im concerend, the deal they made was shit.

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chinchillables
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 4:04:31 AM
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Let's all play Monopoly... nevermind, i quit already like yesterday.


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LegioN
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 4:33:39 AM
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I don't understand though, just because they paid for exclusive DLC, doesn't mean that there won't be any OTHER DLC coming out. Sure they may have exclusivity to that piece of DLC, but did they buy every single piece of DLC that T2 plan to make?

If so then this is another show of microsoft using their deep pockets to no effect really..

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ThePoetRazel
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 4:36:05 AM
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"Rockstar and Xbox have only said there are exclusive episodes coming this fall to Xbox 360".
How does that translate as no DLC for PS3? I think Greenberg is reaching a bit here.

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Minishmaru
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 8:50:37 AM
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Lol fine give them these "Exclusive episodes" Lets work on getting the exclusive on GTAV!!!

That'll shove a nice cork up M$ money shelling out asses :)

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kj313
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 7:15:44 PM
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Extra content isn't shit! GTA IV is overrated, and so is the DLC! Let the 360 owners get it. We'll be too busy playin Resesistance, MGS 4, and all the other 4 qtr games to even worry bout that content. I don't understand why u guys are even makin a big deal about this. With the PS3 lineup crushing 360's let them have something. Besides Saints Row 2 is on PS3 which will have a ton of more features than overrated GTA IV!!


P.S. SAints row 2 will be better than GTA IV! It won't outsell it, it won't even come close but it will be better!

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 8:56:41 PM
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I present this comment section as proof that PSX Extreme is completely overrun by moronic fanboys. I don't know if ill be visiting this site any more.

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ThePoetRazel
Sunday, May 18, 2008 @ 1:36:12 AM

I have long held the theory that the term "fanboy" was invented by fanboys themselves as a term used to attempt to discredit the valid opinions of anyone they disagree with.
Btw, you need to provide a case for contention for your "proof" to be considered valid.

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Tatsujin
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 5:17:21 PM

I am here to back Poet's comment.

We stated hard facts, just because there will be exclusive content for GTA IV on the X360 this fall does not end any other downloadable content for any system in the future of GTA IV's lifespam.

Furthermore, you are here calling us fanboy's. Only a fanboy would call someone else a fanboy on a website that in no shape or form is meant for a console that the fanboy is fighting for, thus making him an offical fanboy. Congratulations Shadow, you are now an official fanboy, reach up your ass for you certificate. (You get all your comments from there, wouldnt be a problem for you to recieve your certificate from there neither huh?

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karneli lll
Sunday, May 18, 2008 @ 1:17:38 AM
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ms have the nerve to say dlc 4 the ps3 is ' impossible ' when its their machine's limitation that has led to fewer features ( and a smaller liberty city) in gta4.

@SHADOW
the 'comment section' is for opinions,if you feel offended voice yourself in a civil manner

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Gabriel013
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 1:39:20 AM
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I expect it is all about the contract terminology. Maybe Microsoft believed they had bought the complete and exclusive rights to all dlc released for GTA rather than specific 'episodes'. I don't expect there will be a huge number of gamers who will buy the 360 version purely because it has dlc.

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