Grand Theft Auto IV update spied in publisher's accounts
Fiscal filing promises game update before the financial year's out
PlayStation 3 owners look away now, because Grand Theft Auto IV publisher, Take Two Interactive, has confirmed that a second download will be launched for the Xbox 360 this year.
Take Two's financials: good news, for Xbox 360 gamers at least
Stashed away inside Take Two's recently released Q1 financial results for FY2009 is a list of games that’ll be released during the remainder of the company's fiscal year, which comes to an end on 31 October.
One of the titles on the list is “Grand Theft Auto IV Second Episode”, which is shown only as an Xbox 360 edition.
Nothing about the game’s storyline has, sadly, been revealed. But given that Take Two’s fiscal Q1 ended on 31 January this year, it’s reasonable to assume that the listed GTA update will be available by the end of October.
If you’re interested in the financial gubbins, it’s worth noting that despite over 13m units of GTA IV having been shipped between its release in April 2008 and the end of January this year, Take Two still recorded as Q1 2009 net loss of $50.4m (£36.5/€39.6). ®
How about the PC gamers?
PC gamers also didn't get that XBox360 downloadable addon.... And we all had to wait 6 months extra for the game, and then another month for patches to make it actually run stable.
To be honest, if this is the way Rockstar/Take Two want go in the future, they can be assured of further net losses as their customer base dries up... Very few people go out and buy a new platform just to play a game. Most people ignore the game and get upset at the publisher (potentially ruining future titles too).
Off home to hug my 360.
It's okay to cry, you know - you'll feel better.
"PlayStation 3 owners look away now,"
Nothing to look away at really. GTA IV was quite a letdown, considering the hype, from what 360 owners tell me, the DLC installment is more of the same. Anyway, who cares about a update on a games from last year, when you can play Killzone 2....