After the non-news a few days ago about Take2 still not having a release date for GTA IV, some people apparently assumed that meant the game was delayed or something. Whether this was due to lack of reading comprehension skills, Rockstar hating, or general tinfoil hattery is unknown. What we do know is that Gamespot contacted Strauss Zelnick to “set the record straight.”
“I wasn’t intending to be newsworthy,” Zelnick said of his response at the summit. “When asked about the release date, I confirmed the previous release date we’d given, which is our second fiscal quarter. That’s to say sometime between the beginning of February and the end of April.”
“Obviously we want to make sure not to disappointment anyone, and we’re going to give that date as soon as we feel very comfortable that we know the exact date within that three-month period that we outlined,” Zelnick said.
So there you have it. Or, umm, don’t have it, rather. Basically, there is no release date. Just like Zelnick said a couple of days ago. Or, in other words, this is a non-update to a non-story. Do journalists get paid for this shit?