Rumor: GTAIV Delayed on PC because of DRM?

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Joystiq reports that product pages from GameStop and Amazon seem to now be displaying the release date of GTAIV for PC as December 2.

Now, if you can’t remember, the original release date for the game was November 18, meaning that the game is possibly looking at a two week delay. With many PC gamers dying to find out what all the fuss was about, as well as the fact that a lot of Christmas shopping will be done in November, the delay may hurt sales as well as test some PC gamer’s patience.

While the port does promise enhancements over the console version, you really have to wonder what could have possibly caused the delay. We reckon that there is the possibility that it could have something to do with the dreaded DRM.

With so many PC sales being lost out to piracy these days, Rockstar could full well be taking some extra time to layer on a stronger copy-protection system for their game. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.

The worst part of it all is that there is probably going to be a pirated version available on the net by November 18 anyway, which is not only sickening but also makes you wonder how much a two week delay could hurt sales.

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Last Updated: October 30, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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