Rockstar always planned 'Episodes'
Speaking as The Ballad of Gay Tony is released on Xbox Live, exclusively for the Xbox 360, Rockstar have said that 'Episodes' furthering the tale of Grand Theft Auto IV were always planned.
Speaking to CVG, Imran Sarwar says that new stories in episodic form were always "part of the plan", while the original Niko tale was meant to portray a sense of a wider world, beyond the lead character.
"The idea was to use the episodes to reveal the rest of that world, to show some of the characters and events that were invisible to Niko and yet still had a bearing on events in his life," Sarwar explains.
"I think if we had [put all on one disc] it would have been impossible to focus on each separate aspect of gameplay properly, the stories and the gameplay are inextricably linked.
"We've always maintained that Liberty City is the real star of these games, and what makes it truly amazing is that its so full of potential as an environment."
- SEGA confirms the rumoured PC version Valkyria Chronicles, gives a release date
- Clerks stars Jeff Anderson and Jason Mewes talk about lending their voices to new adventure Randal's Monday
- Ubisoft announces details on the PvP modes for Far Cry 4
- Shadow Of Mordor's Lord Of The Hunt DLC detailed
- November's Games With Gold line-up is smashing... literally
- RedBedlam adds more content to the Steam Early Access version of their novel/game crossover Bedlam
- Shu Yoshida: PS Plus Edition of Driveclub won't arrive until the server issues are fixed
- New PC patch for The Evil Within unlocks 60fps for machines that can handle it
- Konami drops the price for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes