Houser “not sure” if GTA IV DLC will make this year

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 10 November 2008 08:53 GMT


Dan Houser’s told Variety that he’s unsure whether or not the 360 version of GTA IV will get its exclusive DLC this year – we’ve been told it won’t – and that Rockstar’s wary of hyping the content too much in case people begin to think “it’s this enormous thing that it can never be.”

“I’m not sure,” he said when asked if it was shipping in 2008.

“It’s going well. But we don’t know a date. We hope to be announcing that in the next few weeks. We’re still figuring out a few things. We’re more focused on quality than dates, always have been. But the development is going really good. It’s shaping up to be something we’re very proud of. That was our goal.”

Houser added that the content’s nature in terms of the main game’s plot will be outlined before it releases.

“We want to give people a rough idea so their expectations are roughly in line. We don’t want them to imagine it’s this enormous thing that it can never be.

“Doing a big digital launch is something we’ve never done before. It’s virgin territory, but at the same time, we feel very exposed because there’s no case history. No one ever came out with major DLC for a major game like this before.

“It’s new territory for everybody. We’re making it up a little bit as we go along. That’s always fun, but it makes you nervous.”

More through there.

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