Grand Theft Auto IV for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is being delayed until April 2008. According to Take Two, the delay is necessary in order to complete development for the title. The title is now planned for release in the Company’s second quarter of fiscal 2008. Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two, stated, “Certain elements of development proved to be more time-intensive than expected, especially given the commitment for a simultaneous release on two very different platforms”.
Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games, added, “The new consoles are allowing us to create the Grand Theft Auto game we always dreamed about. Every aspect of the game and its design has been completely transformed. The game is huge and is pushing the hardware platforms to their absolute limits. The top engineers from Sony and Microsoft are working closely with the team in Edinburgh right now, helping us to fully leverage the power of both platforms. As always, our goal is to surpass even the wildest expectations of the game’s fans, and to create the ultimate high definition video game experience.”
[Via: Take-Two Games]