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