The preview also talks about how the passage of time might affect the game, and the trailer indicates this in subtle ways.
The idea was to show a real street-level view of Rockstar's version of the city with a band that belongs there. To that effect, you'll be seeing even more licensed music from all genres and time periods, since the soundtrack team is no longer confined to a specific decade.
It was not mentioned if these will be free of charge or not, however, based on many other games, it is likely there will be a small charge for them. We'll let you know if we get more info on this.
To celebrate the release of the second trailer, Xbox 360™ gamers will be able to download exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV theme and gamer pics from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace.
Obviously this someone is anonymous to us all at the moment, but perhaps tomorrow, things will be different, when this character will (presumably) be revealed in the second trailer, "Looking for that special someone".
Niko claims to have left Europe simply for the adventure of America, but he is also looking for someone... and running away from some recent mistakes.
Supposedly the content actually starts on Monday (June 25th), but hopefully we'll be getting a few goodies from Yahoo!, perhaps some new info, screenshots and such.
Rockstar Games and Yahoo! Games will launch the world-premiere trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV in high-definition.
As the first official full trailer release for the game, fans get an exclusive peek at action-packed game footage from Grand Theft Auto IV.
Leading up to the trailer premiere, Yahoo! will celebrate Grand Theft Auto IV with special content including an interview with the creators behind one of the most popular video games of all time and exclusive screenshots from the forthcoming game.
Get exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV content all week beginning on June 22, 2007
This screenshot below shows part of the financial results with the deferred revenue figure being talked about above: (in '000s)
as it relates to the deferred revenue chunk associated with the episodic content on X-Box 360, you can see that million of that moved into short-term deferred. Could you give us any sense of when that’s going to hit the P&L? Will we see million at one time and then the second 25 or will it be a slow bleed?
The first 25 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 will be for the second episodic, the episode, and that will be later in fiscal '08.
This comes as yet another huge blow to the PlayStation 3, which is doing appallingly compared to its rivals, the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
a company representative has told GI.biz, "The Grand Theft Auto IV episodic content is exclusive to Xbox 360."
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