Rockstar Asks PS3 Owners To Be Patient.



 

During a Q&A section on Rockstar’s website, gamers from a round up of social media sites raised the question if  PS3 owners will ever be treated to the same GTA4 DLC that’s been available only for the 360. Rockstar’s response to PS3 owners; ” Be patient”. 

In other words: “The exclusive contract we got with  Microsoft won’t end until 2012. You know, like the Mayan’s predicted.”  I no longer own GTA4 and have no interest in picking it up again just for this DLC if it ever were to become available for the PS3.

On the other hand Rockstar promises to be “very good” to PS3 owners regarding future releases this year. LA Noir is set for a big reveal next month, a new gameplay trailer for the western sandbox game Red Dead Redemption will be revealed soon and we still have the PS3 exclusive “Agent” coming from Rockstar sometime this year.

At this point how long are PS3 owners willing to wait for their  turn to play with GTA4′s DLC content and does it matter anymore?


Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Trev on January 22nd, 2010 [ 26623 Points ]

    Its definitely been too long for me. GTA IV’s framerate has not aged well in the last year either…

  2. #2 by Luke on January 22nd, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    I have to agree with you guys, as awesome as GTA 4 was, I am not sure if I will even give a crap in another year or so.

  3. #3 by Eddie on January 22nd, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Only Noir like video game I’m interested right now is Heavy Rain.

  4. #4 by SL33PY on January 22nd, 2010

    I guess this is exactly what MS hoped for. As with you fleakitten, I have lost all interest in GTA 4, There are so many good titles out right now that make GTA4 look so mediocre (in terms of graphics).

    GTA4 was a killer app when it released. But today… it’s just another generic sandbox shooter. I do believe that we will get some great candy with “successors” Red dead redemption and the agent. I put the quotation marks around because as everyone here is aware they are not true successors to GTA, but game engine wise they certainly are.

    I just hope that R* made the necessary adaptions, updates, modifications and improvements to make their new games look as brilliant as possible.

    The challenge is theirs!

  5. #5 by SL33PY on January 22nd, 2010

    I guess this is exactly what MS hoped for. As with you fleakitten, I have lost all interest in GTA 4, There are so many good titles out right now that make GTA4 look so mediocre (in terms of graphics).

    GTA4 was a killer app when it released. But today… it’s just another generic sandbox shooter. I do believe that we will get some great candy with “successors” Red dead redemption and the agent. I put the quotation marks around because as everyone here is aware they are not true successors to GTA, but game engine wise they certainly are.

    I just hope that R* made the necessary adaptions, updates, modifications and improvements to make their new games look as brilliant as possible.

    The challenge is theirs! I hope they are up for it

  6. #6 by Royalty32 on January 22nd, 2010

    @ SL33PY i wouldnt call gta 4 just another generic sandbox shooter. GTA 4 is still one of the best games to hit ps3 and 360. Like the guy said “just wait”. I have no doubt in my mind that R* wont disappoint ps3 owners and no it might not be gta dlc or even new gta dlc but just be patient. R* knows what there doin jus give them time. Agent will be awsome and we all know RDR is gonna be awsome so jus chill. There the best open world developers of our time, they will not disapoint, im sure of it.

  7. #7 by Smegmazor on January 22nd, 2010

    Rockstar needs to understand that most people trade their games in. So striking an exclusivity deal with MicroSoft is just going to hurt them with PS3 owners in the long run.

    I’m sure the DLC will be fun, but I don’t really care for it anymore. I’m not going to repurchase GTA4 just because Rockstar’s contract with MicroSoft finally ended and they can now hookup PS3′ers with DLC. That’s BullShit. I’d rather wait until GTA5 releases.

  8. #8 by Trieloth on January 22nd, 2010 [ 3426 Points ]

    I could have got this stuff for my 360 but didnt and wont. I got about half way through GTA4 and lost interest. Drive here drive there, drive here drive there. Thats typical for open world games I know, but come on. Plus the driving sucked big time.

  9. #9 by JimmyMagnum on January 22nd, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    lol, I loved the game’s driving physics compared to previous titles :P

    anyway, they will probably put the DLC on one disc and make it standalone so people who do want to play them will be able to without the use of the original title (360 has this already with the Episodes of Liberty City). Sure the game doesn’t look great compared to more recent titles, but it’s still among the best open world titles out there. Would have been the greatest if they didn’t get rid of a lot of gameplay elements that San Andreas had, though.

    Anyway, the true successor to GTA is looking to be Agent, which is headed by the same guys who do the GTA games (Red Dead Redemption is being done by Rockstar San Diego, GTA was by Rockstar North), and the reasoning behind exclusivity wasn’t because of money, but because of GTA, which its exclusivity from the PS1 to PS2 days (though timed) made it a successful series.

  10. #10 by masulsa on January 22nd, 2010

    Wow,
    I could have sworn that I read somewhere else that the PS3 was getting both of the stories, plus a third story, sometime this year.

    As long as you don’t need the original game to play it, I’ll get them.

  11. #11 by Eddie on January 22nd, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Yea I quickly lost interest in GTA4. It was a mediocre experience in my opinion.

  12. #12 by Trev on January 22nd, 2010 [ 26623 Points ]

    I really liked GTA IV, enough to 100% it twice even but as I said before its too late for the DLC to be worthwhile when there are newer better games out before 2012.

  13. #13 by masulsa on January 22nd, 2010

    I agree Eddie. I guess I’m hoping that these other episodes are better. Better graphics and a bit better storyline.
    I still think Vice City is the best one out!

  14. #14 by Royalty32 on January 22nd, 2010

    I really dont see how ppl didnt think gta 4 was awsome. Yea it wasnt as fun as GTA SA and there wasnt alot of stuff t do like in SA. but GTA 4 is an incredible game. The story was excellent, gameplay is the best in GTA series and the graphics are great. GTA 4 is a great game all around.

  15. #15 by Luke on January 22nd, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Am I missing something here? Where does it say anything in that article about 2012?

    “In other words: “The exclusive contract we got with Microsoft won’t end until 2012″

  16. #16 by Paranoimia on January 22nd, 2010

    Not interested in anything to do with GTA4 now.

    Had the game, completed the story, and traded it in even before the trophy patch was available. Certainly not interested in buying it again for DLC or anything else.

    Door. Horse. Bolted.

  17. #17 by Royalty32 on January 22nd, 2010

    I just really think RockStar shot themselves in the foot for making gta dlc exclusive to xbox 360. Same with Epics Games, everybody knows that Gears of War would be “EPIC” on ps3. Developers are now startin to realize that the once dominant xbox360 is not as dominant as it used to be and give all the credit to Sony and Naughty Dog. Once U2 came out and developers got to see what the ps3 is capable of, 3rd party developers finally saw that there is no need on why ps3 games cant look good or better than 360. Its all about to change wait and see.

  18. #18 by james on January 22nd, 2010

    We’ll, atleast we have Agent. I know nothing about it, but hell, if it’s just for the ps3, I’m game.

    http://www.newdgamez.com/#rock-star

  19. #19 by Darrin on January 22nd, 2010

    No way will PS3 GTA4 DLC take until 2012. Historically, Rockstar usually releases platform exclusives for 12-18 months before going multi-platform. (much shorter than normal with chinatown wars)

  20. #20 by fleakitten on January 22nd, 2010 [ 26489 Points ]

    @Darrin
    The 2012 part was sarcasm. :P

  21. #21 by matt on January 24th, 2010

    I am hoping the next installment is out by Christmas 2011. Really hoping for this holiday!

    GTA 4 was great but I don’t play GTA games multiple times. I enjoy it the first time but really don’t have the desire to do it all again. There are usually a few missions I hate and that holds me back.

    I didn’t pick up the episodes on 360. Really had no desire to once the main game was over. I didn’t get the feeling I was missing anything.


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