In one of the most shocking and surprising announcements yet to come out of E3, Microsoft at their pre-E3 press conference has announced that they have entered into a deal with Rockstar where the next game in the mega-popular Grand Theft Auto series, GTA IV, will officially come to the Xbox 360 FIRST. Peter Moore pulled back his right shirt sleeve and revealed the familiar Halo 2 logo. Duping the audience into thinking that a new Halo was about to be announced, the Englishman then pulled back his left shirt sleeve, which revealed a tattoo that showed a Grand Theft Auto IV logo.
Grand Theft Auto IV will be available on October 16, 2007, in North America, and October 19 in Europe. No other details, videos, pics, subtitle or any more info on the game whatsoever were announced, only that it is immenent in it’s release on 360. Talk about stealing away Sony’s thunder!
Updated: Rockstar Games confirms a simultaneous launch on Playstation 3.