Rockstar to launch Grand Theft Auto on... UMD
Chinatown Wars coming to PSP
Gaming firm Rockstar has announced that GTA: ChinaTown Wars is to be launched onto the PlayStation Portable.
GTA: Chinatown Wars is coming to the PSP
Set for release this Autumn, the latest version of the previously Nintendo DS-only game has undergone several changes in order to bring it up to PSP quality, Rockstar claimed, including upscaled graphics and enhanced lighting.
PSP gamers will also get new story missions, but specific details about the game have been withheld for now.
The title will be available to buy either through download or on UMD - which seems, perhaps, odd given the UMD-less PSP Go is set to go on sale in October. Is Rockstar's publisher, Take Two, using the launch to test existing PSP owners' appetite for downloads rather than physical media?
Whatever, a UK price for GTA: Chinatown Wars hasn’t been revealed. ®
Clearly you don't you get it..
"The title will be available to buy either through download or on UMD - which seems, perhaps, odd given the UMD-less PSP Go is set to go on sale in October."
Clearly download option will be for everything moving forward, and UMD will be in addition for the forseeable future, as whilst ALL PSP's can use the download option, most consumers still want physical media.
Making a game like this download only would be suicidal at this moment in time. (however it would still outsell the DS version, which flopped dramatically because DS owners only like Mahjong and Soduku games).