Rockstar has announced that the GTA IV
standalone expansion , Episodes from Liberty City
, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and PC platforms.
The Episodes from Liberty City
expansion, which was originally released late last year as an Xbox 360 exclusive, contains the Ballad of Gay Tony
and The Lost and Damned
expansions to the full GTA IV
but doesn't require the original game to play.
"It's been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3,
" said Rockstar's Sam Houser. "We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide, and we look forward to putting the games in your hands this March.
No UK price is announced for the game yet, but you'll be able to pick up the PS3 version of the pack at retail for $40 USD or download the episodes individually for $20 USD each via the PlayStation Network. The PC version of the game will require Games For Windows LIVE.
The price does seem a bit steep considering the late release and the fact that the expansions aren't exactly "a full game", but that's just our opinion. The PC version will include the usual video editor and 32-player multiplayer just like the full game, if that helps.
You can read our GTA IV PC review
for more information about the game, or our GTA IV Xbox 360 review
if you prefer. It's likely worth checking out the PC system requirements for GTA IV
too, given that it can be quite demanding on hardware. Either way, let us know your thoughts in the forums
Thanks to forumite Oasked for the tip!