GTA IV expansion will “completely redefine the idea” of DLC, says CVG

Thursday, 17th April 2008 12:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to, the CVG GTA special is out and claims that the Xbox 360-only DLC for GTA IV could contain an area as significant as Vice City or San Andreas.

From the magazine:

“Of course, to call games as vastly ambitious as Vice City or San Andreas mere ‘expansion packs’ seems childish, but nevertheless, the downloadable content (DLC) coming for the Xbox 360 version of IV has repositioned those games in just this way. DLC so far has meant the odd new car, jumper of bit of horse armour, but GTA IV is set to completely redefine the idea with expansions that are to GTA IV what Vice City or San Andreas were GTA III. Yes, Rockstar is clearly hinting at new downloadable cities; and the chances of them being London, Vice City or SA again are slim to none. So that’s new as in brand new. GTA IV’s Liberty City is the beginning. Think about that and be excited.”

Blimey. Not long to go now!`



  1. Chinster


    #1 7 years ago
  2. Tonka

    It’s almost as if GTA got a new home.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. TJ

    Hmm… from what I’d heard the DLC was going to be nothing like that size… who knows.

    At least when it comes to PC it’ll have it all.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. XDamage

    “What should be noted is that this special edition magazine has been sponsored by Microsoft. There are advertisements for the Xbox 360 edition of GTA IV (with DLC) as well as other 360 games including Ninja Gaiden II and Lost Odyssey. In this context the comments by CVG sound suspiciously like advertorial – e.g. paid for editorial. If this is the case than CVG really should follow proper journalistic standards and clearly label the piece as such.”

    Good point. :D

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Benno

    I would like the DLC to add more real life comdedians. I want them to really push it in this sector. Imagine supporting small time indie film devs by showcasing their films at the in game cinema. Imagine having a games console at nikos hideout which could play some XNA games or something.

    I always thought it would be a good idea for a next gen GTA game to have all the old GTA games stored on an in game console so you could go back and play them whenever you want.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. grandmaster

    So in other words, whoever wrote it actually has no real information whatsoever?

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I’ll be very surprised if the DLC is actually a new area and not just more content within the existing city.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. XDamage

    What a cover… “The whole story – 100% unofficial”. Damn right. That there is journalistic garbage, and I’ll believe it when some concrete information about it surfaces, if ever. ;)

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Tonka

    Could be skin though?
    New clothes and cars, maybe even some refurbed bars.
    Hookers chased from Time Square due to zero tolerance. There could be other things of importance.
    A new gang, new mayor or chief of police. They swap Koskenkorva for Stolis?
    It won’t mattr if they give you a new place to roam.
    Either which way GTA has a new home.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. XDamage

    Either way GTA has a new HOME. ;)

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I hear Sony has a new Home.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Shatner

    You know what’d “completely redefine the idea” of DLC?

    DLC that comes in the form of a type-in listing circa 1983 games mags. Entered into your console via an on-screen keyboard.

    DLC – Redefined

    That’s a world exclusive. From me to you. GO GO VG247!!

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Car armour.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Salguod

    Ok, i have some suggestions for rockstar to improve the gta4 online play, personally i didnt like the online play of gta4 nd i know iam not the only one. Instead of having a bunch of mini games make it like an online community, like habbo hotel or star wars galaxy. Where you can pick the role of your advatar.and you gain skill points the longer you play . Here are some of the role to pick from
    Dealer- well it pretty self explanitory you are are a drug dealer instead of drugs you deal heal packs and firearms or vehicles. And when you pick this role you are the only one who can sell heal packs for profit.
    Cop- you walk the line as the cops of liberty city. The advantage are what you would think a cop would have. And when you bring down big criminals you get paid kind of like a bounty hunter and you could use the computer to serch other players online
    Other suggestions for the cops- maybe the cops should be AI to make the online play less caotic, make it like the driver seris where the cops are like real cops where you cant run red lights and when you kill someone its damn near impossible to get away like real life.
    Hitman- you are a hired gun,when the big kingpins want there enemy taken out they call you. The advantage to this role is you can not be serched on the police computer. So it is easy to get a way with stuff.
    Please submit other roles these are just a few

    Now i know what your thinking what is the point of having hitman kill your enemy if he will respawn, when you start you advatar crime career you start out with a couple respawns and the more skills points you get or when you level up you get more respawns. So the more powerful you get the harder it is to kill you. If you are lose all your respawns you will need to start from the bottom with your advatar.
    Prison- so the cops are chasing you and you only have one respawn left and you dont want to start over you better give yourself up. Now your in prison for thirty days(now i dont know if the game should go on a regular time frame or the traditional gta clock) your advatar will no be playable until your sentence is up. Or your could play as your character and spend you time in jail.
    City- now i know you cant put every one in the same game, iam not stupid. These is where my idea have a major hole. Maybe you could have all the cities from the gta seris but you would need to come up with alot more.

    Rockstar you could just make this game an online game and no campain. Gta is my favorite game seris rockstar you a fucking great this is just a suggestions that i came up with on my day off

    -some guy

    #14 6 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    I agree, this news story deserved to be regurgitated.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. ecu

    Weird bump. o_O I thought it was brand new story for a moment there.

    It’s already been disproved that it’s going to be a new city or whatever.

    #16 6 years ago

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