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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:15 AM

More about GTA IV Delay: Take-Two Execs Explain
Posted by XanTium | August 2 23:15 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From kotaku.com:


Zelnick (Take-Two exec) chalked up the Q2F [feb-april] 2008 push back to "almost strictly technological problems... not problems, but challenges."

Asked whether one console in particular was the root of the problem, Zelnick diplomatically responded that "I know there have been rumors in the marketplace about frame rate and some other issues. We don't think it's helpful or beneficial to go into exact details of what the technological issues are. We're pushing the envelope on both the platforms."
Having reviewed a build just a day prior to the announcement Take-Two felt that there was no way it could meet the game's October 16th release date.

On the subject of the Xbox 360 exclusive episodic content--the first episode of which was due in March--Zelnick responded that it wouldn't affect the deal, telling analysts that "We're not gonna send money back to Microsoft. That's not part of the deal."


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:11 AM

MAJOR disappointment!

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:42 AM

its for the best
we got alot of good titles that will be released in the next 4 months
cant wait for bioshock this month smile.gif

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:25 AM

damn it i have october the 16 17 18 19 20 booked off to play this game

*rocks back and foward in the corner muttering this isnt happening over and over*



why cant game developers set realistic dates for releases ! first spore (yeah i know pc game but its relevant) then two worlds now GTA4 i just wish they would release it then patch it atleast that way we would get to play it ontime even if its a little buggy

mind you HMV havent canceled my preorder so maybe the delay is only effecting the us edition smile.gif (which granted sucks for the us but it would be novel for us to get a game before the usa for once lol)

hmv still say 74 days remaining ..maybe its a prank yes an april fools...*laughs hysterically*..thats what it is..*more laughing* a joke ..yes a gag yes a practicle joke yes he he he he hee heee a gag yes a gag he he he
*little men in white coats are dragging me away*

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:11 AM

QUOTE(mrgreaper @ Aug 3 2007, 03:01 AM) View Post

damn it i have october the 16 17 18 19 20 booked off to play this game

*rocks back and foward in the corner muttering this isnt happening over and over*
why cant game developers set realistic dates for releases ! first spore (yeah i know pc game but its relevant) then two worlds now GTA4 i just wish they would release it then patch it atleast that way we would get to play it ontime even if its a little buggy

mind you HMV havent canceled my preorder so maybe the delay is only effecting the us edition smile.gif (which granted sucks for the us but it would be novel for us to get a game before the usa for once lol)

hmv still say 74 days remaining ..maybe its a prank yes an april fools...*laughs hysterically*..thats what it is..*more laughing* a joke ..yes a gag yes a practicle joke yes he he he he hee heee a gag yes a gag he he he
*little men in white coats are dragging me away*


You act like the developers are out to get you. They set a realistic date in their eyes and if problems arise (which they normally do), they push it back. It's definitely disappointing. Hell, I was one of the many HL2 fans back in the day waiting and waiting and waiting for the game. But when it came out it was a polished product.

Give them some time and you'll ALWAYS be happier with the end result.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:20 AM

Naa, I don't believe it they are waiting for more PS3's to be out on the market after Xmas to cash in on some $.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE(bucko @ Aug 3 2007, 10:56 AM) View Post

Naa, I don't believe it they are waiting for more PS3's to be out on the market after Xmas to cash in on some $.


must admit that crossed my mind but gta4 would sell more ps3`s and would make more money before christmass

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:47 PM

dam GTA IV is the second game in my mostwanted list after lost odyssey and then there is halo3 sad.gif

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:01 PM

http://www.gamesindu...e.php?aid=27326

no idea how accurate that is, but definitely an interesting concept that the 360 version was delayed due to the ps3 version taking longer then expected and taketwo being required to release both versions at the same time.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:09 PM

it's just guess work again
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"We think it is likely that the Rockstar team had difficulty in building an exceptionally complicated game for the PS3, and failed to recognise how far away from completion the game truly was until recently," said Pachter.

Only people that know are the developers and they have not stated why yet.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:20 AM

this is the first i heard of this it is a major dissapointment i love GTA as long as its not delayed for a year im good

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:16 AM

Oh.. this sucks! Iv preordered a copy from block busters and they are still saying that there guaranteed release date hasnt changed.. huh.gif unsure.gif Gives me more time for fable 2 i guess! cool.gif

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:59 PM

Call me a conspiracy nutjob but i think its a classic Rock* marketing ploy,Wishful thinking for a release in October cool.gif




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