GTA 4 PC Named Games for Windows Live Exclusive

By Nick Breckon, Sep 22, 2008 8:55pm PDT Microsoft today announced that the PC port of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV will exclusively use Games for Windows Live for its multiplayer component when it is released on November 18.

"As we work toward the release of the PC version, Games for Windows Live affords us the opportunity to seamlessly translate the multiplayer console experience for PC gamers," said Rockstar founder Sam Houser. "The service is a natural fit for the platform and we strongly believe it will help in building a strong online community around GTA IV PC."

According to the Microsoft, GTA 4 PC will benefit from upcoming Live features such as "a redesigned game interface, out-of-game client and marketplace."

The port is set to feature graphics improvements, a new replay/clip editing mode, and multiplayer additions.

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  • The only thing making me buy this for PC is the multiplayer, i bought an Xbox just to play GTA IV and have since sold it on. They have the chance to redesign the multiplayer for PC users, it should include a server browser with filter settings.

    "Games for Windows Live affords us the opportunity to seamlessly translate the multiplayer console experience for PC gamers." - From what I experienced about the multiplayer on xbox 360, it was very poorly implimented and you basicly didnt know what you were going to get settings wise apart from the choice of gamemode. They have a chance to do the multiplayer the correctt way here, if they mess it up like they did on the xbox version I will be very disapointed.