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GTA IV episodes delayed on PC/PS3

Sony asks for last-minute changes.

Rockstar has announced that The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony have been delayed on PC and PS3 due after Sony asked for some changes.

The two downloadable episodes, and the boxed Episodes from Liberty City version, will now be released on 13th April in North America and 16th April.

Related events, including Rockstar Social Club multiplayer sessions on PSN and Games for Windows Live, will now take place on 16th/17th April.

The official statement says the delay is "due to a last-minute game submission request from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to edit some of the in-game Liberty City radio station, television and internet content," although it doesn't say what specifically.

The tone of the post is a bit frustrated in places. "Unfortunately, with each round of changes comes fully re-testing the game and a full re-submission to PlayStation.

"This is the nature of the game submission process. Believe us, if we could expedite the turnaround any sooner - we would.

"We are dying to get this game in the hands of fans who've waited for it for so long in the first place."

Of course, the long wait was down to an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft that saw both episodes appear on Xbox 360 first - The Lost and Damned in February last year and Gay Tony in late October.

Check out our GTA IV: The Lost and Damned review, our Ballad of Gay Tony review and indeed our Episodes from Liberty City review to catch yourself up.