GTA IV: Episodes of Liberty City kwam al een hele tijd geleden uit op de Xbox 360 en was een tijdje geleden aangekondigd voor de PS3 en PC. Sony heeft echter plotseling besloten nog aanpassingen te willen doorvoeren aan de game. Dit betekend dat we helaas iets langer moeten wachten op de game.

Sony is namelijk bezig met de in-game Liberty City radio stations, televisie stations en internet content. Dit geld alleen voor Europa, maar de release is in alle continenten uitgesteld. De oude releasedatum van 30 maart is dus verschoven naar 16 april. Dit heeft Rockstar laten weten via hun officiële website.

Those game changes sound pretty minor.  Why does the game have to be delayed a whole two weeks?
Unfortunately, with each round of changes comes fully re-testing the game and a full re-submission to PlayStation.  This is the nature of the game submission process.  Believe us, if we could expedite the turnaround any sooner – we would.  We are dying to get this game in the hands of fans who’ve waited for it for so long in the first place.

Why is content being edited just for the European release?  This doesn’t seem fair.
There are different regional requirements for content – whether dictated by ratings boards like the ESRB and BBFC or by SCEE – this is pretty standard in the world of entertainment.

If this content is only being edited for the PlayStation 3 release, and only in Europe… why does everyone in North America etc have to wait?  And why do PC players have to wait at all?

This was a tough decision but with a simultaneous release, everyone can experience multiplayer simultaneously, take part in online events together, be on level ground on leaderboards, etc.

What about those Episodes from Liberty City PSN and GFWL Social Club multiplayer events you announced for April 2nd and 3rd?
The first Episodes events for those systems will now be on April 16th and 17th.  We will most likely replace the originally scheduled early April events with one for another game.  Any requests?

Any other questions, please feel to leave in the Comments area and we’ll do our best to answer.  While this sort of thing may be commonplace in the world of interactive entertainment, we know that game delays are as disappointing to you all as they are to us – and we thank all of our fans immensely for their patience and understanding.

Rockstar Games