As seen to the right, Peter Moore of Microsoft has tattooed “Grand Theft Auto IV” on his left arm the same way he did “Halo 2”. This is because Microsoft has proudly announced that GTA4 will be available on Xbox 360 on day one of release – the GTA franchise has been Sony’s jewel as of late, being released first on the PS2 and then Xbox and PC after some time.
This is part of a “groundbreaking” agreement between Microsoft and Take-Two that will have the fourth entry in the free-roaming series released simultaneously to both Xbox 360 and PS3. Separately, Microsoft and Rockstar have announced a strategic alliance to provide exclusive episodic content for the game via Xbox Live, offering ever-expanding gameplay exclusively to gamers on the console.
Grand Theft Auto IV is in development at Rockstar North and will be released in North America on October 16, 2007 and October 19 in Europe.