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Microsoft exclusives - GTA IV downloadable content, GTA IV for PC on Windows Live.

Sources close to Rockstar North have told Eurogamer that downloadable Grand Theft Auto IV content is on track for a late November release. The content, which is "absolutely exclusive" to Xbox 360, will be made up of at least two episodes around 10 hours in length, complete with extra unlockable Achievements. Speculation on what form it will take has ranged from additional cities to developed side-missions with brand new stories to unravel. There's been no mention of what all this will cost.

However, the exclusive episodic deal is said to have cost Microsoft around USD 50 million. The company took great trouble to make sure everybody knew about the content in the run up to Grand Theft Auto IV's April release.

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."

"Also," said Houser, "I've always really liked big fat sacks of cash money." After a brief pause he added, "Do you like my hat?"
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