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#1 Gerard

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:39 PM

Today, Rockstar Games published a press release detailing that the launch for Grand Theft Auto IV has been pushed back from October this year. It is now scheduled for release in the second quarter of fiscal year 2008 which begins on October 31st 2007 for Rockstar. We are looking at a delay of a few months for the game, somewhere between February and April.

From the press release:

Take-Two is reducing its fiscal 2007 guidance primarily to reflect the movement of the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 to fiscal 2008, due to additional development time required to complete the title. The title is now planned for release in the Company’s second quarter of fiscal 2008.


Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two, stated:

With Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar is setting a new standard for next generation video games. Certain elements of development proved to be more time-intensive than expected, especially given the commitment for a simultaneous release on two very different platforms. We all recognize that perfecting the game is vital and I can assure everyone it will be worth the wait. We owe it to the game’s millions of fans, to our dedicated development team, and to our shareholders to make sure that Grand Theft Auto IV is a groundbreaking gaming experience that takes maximum advantage of next generation technology.


Take-Two are hosting a 20-minute conference-call tonight at 5:30 pm Eastern Time to discuss these developments, accessible by dialing (877) 407-0984 or (201) 689-8577. A listen-only version will be available live online at http://ir.take2games.com, and a replay available online afterwards.

Whilst it is disappointing not to see GTA IV for a few more months, I'm glad that Rockstar are putting their efforts into making this game the best they can, and that they have the guts to delay the launch even just a couple of months away.

The full press release can be read here.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:44 PM

Today, Rockstar Games released a press release detailing that the launch for Grand Theft Auto IV has been pushed back from October this year. It is now scheduled for release in the fiscal year 2008 which begins on October 31st 2007 for Rockstar. We are looking at a delay of probably a few months for the game, although it still may be available before Christmas.

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#3 gta dude 45

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:48 PM

they are probably going to change the cop car colors,AGAIN! -_- <_< :( :angry: Grand theft auto 3 was delayed due to 9/11,which was bullshit.we could have had nypd color schme cop cars,darkel,school buses and children,but the sand blacks just HAVE to crash into the world trade centers.Couldn't they go crash into a oilrig or something instead??? :pissed:now they are delaying it due to pissed new yorkers and that devious bastard jackass thompson.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:03 PM

ah fuck 4th :/ wow that sucks

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#5 Silberio

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:03 PM

That fucken pisses me off.
Das bist scheise, no other comment...
It just sucks...At least we got some more time to achieve 200.000 post at /b/ random...

Thanks for the info, anyway.
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#6 bvs21

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:03 PM

What a bummer. :o

Oh well, if R* puts more time into the game, it actually might be worth our wait.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:04 PM

WTF!? Awww jesus! :o

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#8 Wheelman101

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:04 PM

well like he said, more time to work more going into the game, searching for bugs and stuff ect..

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:06 PM

they are probably going to change the cop car colors,AGAIN! -_- <_< :( :angry: Grand theft auto 3 was delayed due to 9/11,which was bullshit.we could have had nypd color schme cop cars,darkel,school buses and children,but the sand blacks just HAVE to crash into the world trade centers.Couldn't they go crash into a oilrig or something instead??? :pissed:now they are delaying it due to pissed new yorkers and that devious bastard jackass thompson.

You're an idiot.

It's delayed because they need additional development time.

We'll have more information when R* provide it to us.

#10 Silberio

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:07 PM

Oh well, if R* puts more time into the game, it actually might be worth our wait.


Yeah, that meaby would be good, but anyway...It seems great as it is already.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:12 PM

Its not all that bad, now I have more time to finish Beautiful Katamari, Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Halo 3, and Mass Effect. Besides, we'll have it before April '08 (erm, I think) so it's not all that bad.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:12 PM

Not dissapointed that much, I want this game to be the best and it probably will be, I knew there was going to be adelay but I thought it would have only been for a week not a couple of months.

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#13 Silberio

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:13 PM

Yeah yeah...At least we'll have a perfect game, I hope.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:14 PM

Just realised I might not get this game until months after its release because in 2008 I sit my GCSEs so I will have to concentrate on them.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:15 PM

I heard it was only gonna be delayed by a few days damn!

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:15 PM

Frankly it's hard to believe. They said that they were determined to meet deadline. They must have absolutely no choice. Oh, well It'll be even better than we thought. More time = A better game. I guess I'll just keep playin GTA Trilogy.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:18 PM

idiots i have been waiting years for this game!!!!!! aye peeps what do they mean by fiscal 2008??????

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:19 PM

I guess this helps me in a way, it gives me more time to gather money for either an Xbox 360 or PS3 to play it on. It is a shame, but TBH I was expecting some sort of delay, although never one as long as this one... :( If they can make the game even better during those long months, then I'm glad because we can only benefit from it.

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#19 Gerard

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:24 PM

Frankly it's hard to believe. They said that they were determined to meet deadline. They must have absolutely no choice.

That's just the way things go unfortunately. Just be glad they don't rush it

idiots i have been waiting years for this game!!!!!! aye peeps what do they mean by fiscal 2008??????

Don't call Rockstar idiots. Do you reckon you could make a better game? They're just delaying it for a few weeks or a couple of months to make sure it's good enough - if you've been waiting years than a few weeks won't make any difference.

A fiscal year is just the financial year of the company, where they work out their budget. Eg "in fiscal year 2007 we can spend $50m on making games". Rockstar's fiscal year ends 31st October, so they've pushed GTA IV back to the next fiscal year so it shows up in next year's books.

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#20 Silberio

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:25 PM

I still dont get it.
Can ya explain it a lil' more detailed - Hehe.
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