The GTA 4 DLC episodes expected to hit the PS3 and PC on 30 March just hit a roadblock: Rockstar Games has revealed that both parts on both platforms have been delayed. We’ve got the dates and the details, so read on to find out just what happened.
Both episodes of GTA 4 DLC, The Lost And Damned and The Ballad Of Gay Tony, will now launch on PS3 and PC on 16 April in the UK and Europe, and three days earlier in the US. Both episodes of GTA 4 DLC are already available on the Xbox 360, but this will be the first time they are made available on more than one platform.
The fortnight delay is due to a last minute request “from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to edit some of the in-game Liberty City radio station, television, and internet content” in the GTA 4 DLC on PS3. As a result, the developer is holding back all new versions of the games for a simultaneous global release.
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Rockstar hasn’t revealed what specific bits of the GTA 4 DLC Sony wanted trimmed, but mentions in a statement that there are “different regional requirements for content”, suggesting one ratings board at least didn’t like some of the black humour the Grand theft Auto series is famous for.
It’s a shame Rockstar has had to delay the GTA 4 DLC, especially just weeks after putting the date for Red Dead Redemption back too, but we can take some solace in the fact that Rockstar will still be hosting the big multiplayer events for both PS3 and PC, but now on 16 and 17 April.
Out 16 April | £TBC | Rockstar Games