It’s been a rough couple of days with folks recovering from the announcement that GTA IV has been pushed back into the new year, so I decided to dig through some older posts for this weekend’s Community Spotlight in hopes of finding something to cheer people up. But before I get into that, I’d like to straighten a few things out regarding our lack of coverage on the whole “new release date” issue.
Now, we realize that many other fansites are reporting an official release for March, and we also realize that we’ve been relatively mum on the subject so far. Our main reason for not mentioning anything about the launch is that there has yet to be any official statement from Rockstar regarding the specific release date of GTA IV.
Most websites are citing major North American retailers (such as Amazon, Gamestop, EB Games, Best Buy, and so on) as their sources. Unfortunately big retailers are notorious for having inaccuracies in their launch estimates, and with estimated release dates varying from retailer to retailer, we shouldn’t be taking any dates at face value. At least not yet.
Rest assured that when an official date is announced, we’ll let you know.
Now on to the Community Spotlight!
This week, I’d like to give a little shout out to GTAForums member “GTAIV Dude” (brilliant name, no?), who recreated the “Looking For That Special Someone” trailer by recording gameplay in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Be sure to stop by the thread in our forums to give the guy a pat on the back for his hard work.
Community Spotlight is a reoccurring (twice weekly) feature of GTA4.net, highlighting some of the hottest and most interesting topics from the GTAForums Community regarding the upcoming release of GTA IV. Want to nominate a thread for Community Spotlight? Check out the Community Spotlight thread over on GTAForums for details.