GTA4 Online Multiplayer Confirmed for PS3, X360

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The crime-filled open world of Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV will sport online multiplayer on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when it arrives April 29, the developer has confirmed with Shacknews.

"Grand Theft Auto IV will support multiplayer on the Xbox 360 AND Playstation 3," a Rockstar representative told Shacknews.

The official word on multiplayer comes about as clarification to statements made by Microsoft executive Don Mattrick on the latest Major Nelson podcast, which insinuated that multiplayer would be exclusive to the Xbox 360 edition. "That's something that's unique to 360," Mattrick stated after mentioning the game's online modes and content.

Rockstar was quick to respond, informing media outlets that both editions will have multiplayer. It is likely that Mattrick was referring to the Xbox 360 version's exclusive downloadable content.

While Rockstar had briefly mentioned the possibility of online multiplayer during a Grand Theft Auto IV blowout in magazine Game Informer, the developer had remained tight-lipped on the feature ever since. No further details, such as multiplayer modes and player counts, are currently available, though rumors have been circulating.

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