[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Microsoft: Grand Theft Auto IV could own Xbox LIVE

1:20 PM on 05.01.2008·  2 minute read   ·  Nick Chester
0

Speaking with Reuters, Microsoft's director of product management for Xbox LIVE and Xbox 360, Aaron Greenberg, says Grand Theft Auto IV multiplayer is the new hotness. So much, in fact, that he thinks it has the potential to take the top spot as the most played game on Xbox LIVE, possibly overtaking Halo 3 and -- gasp -- Call of Duty 4.

"GTA is unique because it appeals to such a large audience," Greenberg says. "It will likely be the best-selling game launched all year and we expect it will drive a lot of new members to Xbox LIVE."

It's hard to argue with the "best-selling" remark, and he may not be too far off when he talks about Xbox LIVE -- the game does ship with one month free of Microsoft's paid online service (which I redeemed, thank you very much). Greenberg praises the game's online component, saying that he "can't imagine anyone owning a copy without trying to play it on Xbox Live.”

Sitting down in the closed-doors setting of Rockstar's New York City office, I wasn't entirely sold on Grand Theft Auto IV's multiplayer. I noticed the potential, liked how some of it was implemented, and was in awe of the fact that you could play across all of Liberty City. Not being a huge online gamer (sorry, Friday Night Fights), I didn't think I'd be playing it that often. But now that I've spent more time with it on the comfort of my own couch, I'm starting to think otherwise.

Have you guys pulled yourself away from the game's deep single-player game long enough to spend time online? Do you think it'll take awhile for the online to really catch on, simply due to the fact that you can play the game offline for upwards of 50 hours?

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Grand Theft Auto #Rockstar #Xbox 360 #Xbox Live
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Nick ChesterFormer Editor-in-Chief (2011) // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts5953Blogs 106Following63Followers349

Editor-in-Chief @ Destructoid.com nick at destructoid.com  more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

Wertkill
Wertkill


Since 10:54 PM on 10.22.2009

Daniel Rafferty
Daniel Rafferty


Since 8:24 AM on 07.22.2011

wandrewni
wandrewni


Since 8:06 PM on 03.05.2016

Aldo Ortega
Aldo Ortega


Since 2:15 PM on 04.07.2014

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!