GTA IV goes 'gold'
Take-Two have confirmed today that Grand Theft Auto IV is 'gold', and will begin shipping to stores shortly in advance of the April 29th launch.
Take-Two's board confirmed that Rockstar's opus was complete during their AGM held stateside yesterday evening, the chairman batting-off speculation surrounding EA's offer for the publisher.
Strauss Zelnick described the offer as poorly timed and insufficient, industry experts suggesting EA may have to up their offer to 30 USD per share if they want to complete a deal for the firm.
GTA IV, meanwhile, is expected to pass six million sales in week one - and is easily the biggest release of the year to-date.
With the game now shipping to retailers, it is unclear whether eager stores will be able to resist the temptation to sell the game early, given the enourmity of the launch.
We'll keep you posted.