Grand Theft Auto IV DLC On Track For November
Earlier this year, Take-Two announced that downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV, exclusive to Xbox 360, had been delayed. The additional content would appear between early November and late January.
However, sources close to Rockstar North say the downloadable content is well on track to be released by the end of November, which would coincide nicely with the release of the PC version. The additional content will consist of at least two episodes with a length of approximately 10 hours, including new Achievements to unlock.
For now, speculation continues as to the concrete content, with rumors ranging from new city districts to additional side-missions with new storylines to discover. It is also unclear what price tag will be attached to this downloadable content.
Players re-enter Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, this time in the shoes of Eastern European immigrant Niko Bellic. Niko is lured by his cousin with the promise of big houses, shiny cars and other luxuries that can’t be afforded in Eastern Europe. Once he arrives, however, his nephew turns out to live in the ghetto, only the rich elite drive luxury cars and America turns out to be just as corrupt as at home. Niko ends up in the mafia circuit and has to clean up all his cousin’s mess.
To do this Niko uses his mobile phone. You can now call people to take missions, listen to radio and arrange dates. To get anywhere in the city you can rob cars, but now also just take a taxi. All in the name of realism, because GTA IV is suddenly a lot less cartoonish than its predecessors. Liberty City is of course not the same as in GTA III. The city has changed and is now more the spitting image of the New York metropolis than before. Importantly, the game will be more vertical: players can climb all buildings, take fire escapes and so on to get away from the police.
Grand Theft Auto has already been released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The version for PC will be released on November 21.