GTA: Episodes from Liberty City delayed due to "content changes"

We've just received word from Rockstar Games that Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, as well as the two downloadable expansions The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, have been delayed by two weeks. PS3 and PC players will now have to wait until April 13 in North America and April 16 in other countries.

The delay is a bummer, of course, but what's worrisome - especially for European PS3 owners - is the reason. According to our email, Sony Europe has requested that Rockstar "make some minor content changes to the PAL PS3 version" and that the extra two weeks are "needed to complete submission."

Is this the Hot Coffee controversy all over again? No. According to a post on Rockstar's official blog, the only edits will be to "radio station, television, and internet content." So most gamers probably won't even notice. We hope.

Still angry and confused? We suggest you read the quick Q&A the company has published, which answers questions such as why the content is only being edited for Europe and why North American gamers have to wait as well. If any further details are revealed, we'll be sure to let you know as soon as possible.

Until then, let's ignore facts and imagine the worst... through Photoshop!

Mar 18, 2010


  • tommat93 - March 19, 2010 11:43 a.m.

    Well considering the 360 Episodes didn't have the original soundtrack due to licensing issues, and was missing most internet and TV shows that were in the original game, I expect it's something related to that. Looking foward to the Lost and Gosh Darned though...
  • Ravenbom - March 19, 2010 5:04 a.m.

  • rybell - March 19, 2010 3:29 a.m.

    probably just censoring that politicians "unmentionables". probably a good thing to do when you think about them, ... uh i mean it
  • philipshaw - March 18, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    I was going to get this for my birthday, having to wait 2 weeks sucks!

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