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post Feb 26 2008, 07:55 PM
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Jordan at GTAPlanet did a good job of analyzing an easily misinterpreted quote from a representative at Rockstar in an article of PLAY magazine, a Playstation-oriented magazine.

"The game [GTA IV]is both PS3 and 360, but Rockstar has suggested that all further game development is going to be PS3 exclusive."

I italicized "game development" because the term is very obtusely vague and could mean any new franchise they are building. Remember the ho-hum about a new franchise being made by the team to be developed for the PS3? That could be what they are implying to. However, a simple gaff of words can't really account as to why a representative would say such a thing. Unfortunately though, I haven't found the article to which this was published so the context of this quote is a little misleading on it's own. It's considerably illogical from a business standpoint to take a AAA title and have it just be on a platform that is just starting to grow.

I have decided to post this so we can qwell any console hysteria perpetuated by some of the slower members of the community. As of now, this little quote is very unsubstantiated and for all we know may of been an editorial goof by the magazine.

Also, please be courteous and keep your console warrior/fanboy tripe to yourself in the comments. Thank You.


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post Feb 27 2008, 10:52 AM
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Gotta be honest Pyro, I don't think your original post makes it exactly clear what is going to be exclusive. I think I know what the original statement means - All of Rockstar's games after GTA4 will be exclusive to the PS3, but I'm not sure if your original post makes that clear enough. I've already had a few emails from people asking for clarification. To be honest I don't think this is very big news at all, especially given the tiny snippet of a quote we've been given to go on.

If this is in fact what their statement means though, I can understand that. The reason GTA4 is multi platform is because Sony wouldn't pay Rockstar more to get GTA4 exclusively, so Microsoft gave them a bit more money for some exclusive content. Perhaps Sony have realized their ridiculous mistake and are now offering Rockstar plenty of cash to keep all of their new games exclusive to the PS3... Who knows, and to be honest, who cares. We'll find out later this year probably.

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