Take-Two refuses to clarify USD 50 million GTA IV deal

Moneyhat origin unclear.

Take 2 has refused to clarify comments from chief financial officer Laine Goldstein that suggest the publisher received USD 50 million (EUR 37.3m / GBP 25.2m) from Microsoft for exclusive GTA IV episodic content, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

During a recent conference call Goldstein stated that the struggling publisher has secured the advance sum, although Microsoft was not mentioned specifically.

"The first 25 is for the episodic content package that's supposed to go out and that is in March of '08," revealed Goldstein.

"The second 25 will be for the second episodic, the episode, and that will be after in fiscal '08."

When contacted by GamesIndustry.biz, Grand Theft Auto label Rockstar declined to comment further on any details of the deal.

Although due for release on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it is only recently that publisher Take 2 has clarified that additional episodic content for GTA IV will appear exclusively for Microsoft's home console.

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