Rumour Bust: GTA IV Online Multiplayer Xbox 360 Exclusive

PS3 fans can breathe a sigh of relief...

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Don Mattrick, senior VP of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft (whew!), has spawned a rash of rumoury suggesting that the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV will be the only one to have online multiplayer. Having contacted Rockstar, however, SPOnG can confirm that both the 360 and the PS3 releases will have online multiplayer.

A Rockstar rep told us, "As we've said previously, both versions of the game will have an online multiplayer component."

The rumour started with comments from Mattrick on the Major Nelson podcast?, where he said GTA IV is "an amazing piece of software and I'm really excited with its downloadable content and online multiplayer support. Again, that's something that's unique to 360. We think consumers are going to love that and it's going to create, what I would describe again as the premium experience on our platform."

Bearing in mind what Rockstar told us, it looks like Mattrick saying, "that's something that's unique to 360" was referring to the downloadable content.

It just goes to show, though, a spot of ambiguity can get you a lot of publicity...

You can catch SPOnG's latest preview of GTA IV here.

?Source: Major Nelson

Comments

realvictory 13 Feb 2008 14:02
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Then again, you could say that "online multiplayer support" in the way that the XBox 360 does it, is unique to the XBox 360.

But did he even say XBox 360? He in fact simply said "360," which is ambiguous, so can't easily be evaluated as being "true" or "false."
deleted 13 Feb 2008 14:24
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realvictory wrote:
Then again, you could say that "online multiplayer support" in the way that the XBox 360 does it, is unique to the XBox 360.

But did he even say XBox 360? He in fact simply said "360," which is ambiguous, so can't easily be evaluated as being "true" or "false."


dont be pedantic...
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Bentley 14 Feb 2008 02:27
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Filthy tactics from a company of scoundrels in an attempt to get those who own both consoles to buy the 360 version. It doesn't make me go "OOOH, I WISH I HAD A 360 INSTEAD OR AS WELL", it just makes me go "Microsoft: bunch of w****rs".
deleted 14 Feb 2008 03:32
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Bentley wrote:
Filthy tactics from a company of scoundrels in an attempt to get those who own both consoles to buy the 360 version. It doesn't make me go "OOOH, I WISH I HAD A 360 INSTEAD OR AS WELL", it just makes me go "Microsoft: bunch of w****rs".


correct if the extra content was on the PS3, thats the version i would get but as its not i will be getting the 360 version, but there is also the fact that even if the content was on both versions, i dont know many peeps with a PS3 but i know a lot with a 360 and those that have the PS3 have a 360 as well meaning online wise if i wanna play with freinds i would be better off with the 360 version anyhow.

Bentley your posts recently are showing a little PS3 fanboyism ;) please tell me your not turning into the anti-Sayian!
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