Was the GTAIV DLC a 12-month exclusive?

Stakeholders won't say, but it looks like it.

Rockstar has told Eurogamer it cannot comment on how long the Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content was exclusive to Xbox 360, although in hindsight it appears to have been a 12-month deal.

Just under 14 months elapsed between The Lost and Damned appearing on Xbox Live and its eventual appearance on PS3 this month, suggesting the deal may have been measured from the release of the first add-on (the second, The Ballad of Gay Tony, arrived relatively recently on Xbox 360 and is already available for PS3).

Microsoft also wouldn't verify the length of the exclusivity deal to Eurogamer. The platform holder reportedly paid millions and millions of dollars to secure it in 2006. Sony pointed us back to Rockstar and Microsoft.

The Grand Theft Auto IV DLC can be downloaded online or bought at retail as part of the standalone Episodes from Liberty City bundle. Check out our review of the latter to find out more.

GTAIV DLC release timetable

  • 17th February 2009 - The Lost and Damned Xbox Live release
  • 29th October 2009 - The Ballad of Gay Tony Xbox Live release
  • 29th October 2009 - Episodes from Liberty City Xbox 360 release
  • 16th April 2010 - The Lost and Damned PS3 release
  • 16th April 2010 - The Ballad of Gay Tony PS3 release
  • 16th April 2010 - The Lost and Damned PC release
  • 16th April 2010 - The Ballad of Gay Tony PC release
  • 16th April 2010 - Episodes from Liberty City PS3 release
  • 16th April 2010 - Episodes from Liberty City PC release

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