Rockstar Social Club Pre-Registration Begins

April 17, 2008

Rockstar Social Club
Pre-Registration Begins

Today, April 17th, we are pleased to
announce that the Rockstar Social Club is now open for pre-registration. The
Rockstar Social Club will be open for business upon the release of Grand Theft
Auto IV April 29th. It will also extend the experience of forthcoming Rockstar
Games titles.

More than just a standard gaming
site, the Rockstar Social Club will combine incredibly detailed, diverse and
sometimes amusing leaderboards and player statistics, and combine them with
performance-based competitions and awards for players of all skill levels.

Pre-registration for the Rockstar
Social Club is free for anyone, and players will be able to link it to their
Xbox Live Gamertag and/or PlayStation Network ID. Grand Theft Auto IV, our
premiere game on the Rockstar Social Club, will have some ground-breaking
features beyond standard multiplayer leaderbaords, including:

  • People who register for the
    Rockstar Games Social Club BEFORE April 29th 2008 will be rewarded by being
    automatically entered to win a special prize for true GTA fans: your portrait
    custom drawn by Rockstar Games’ in house art team in the signature art style
    of Grand Theft Auto IV’s illustrations.

  • LCPD Police Blotter — A virtual
    map and tracker of single-player criminal activity logged in Liberty City from
    the aggregated data of millions of connected players – showing the most
    dangerous areas of town, most commonly used weapons and more.

  • The Story Gang — This special
    single-player leaderboard recognizes players who complete Niko Bellic’s main
    story arc of Grand Theft Auto IV – The leaderboard ranks players according to
    the total amount of playing time it’s taken to complete the story, as well as
    a historical rank by who has completed it first. Members of this club will
    receive special online widgets and merit badges marking all of their in-game

  • The 100% Club — Watch to see who
    will be the first to complete 100% of the game. The first ten people to be
    identified on the Social Club as reaching 100% will be sent an ultra-rare
    commemorative ‘key to the city’ to mark their accomplishment. In the future,
    the 100% Club will then carry a historical leaderboard showing rankings of who
    has completed 100% of a game in the shortest span of playing hours.

  • The Hall of Fame — This area will
    dynamically recognize those singularly elite players who have reached the top
    of the hill on various statistical leaderboards, and will also contain a
    personal awards display of special in-game landmarks and successes in Social
    Club competitions.

  • The Liberty City Marathon — A
    ranking of special physical milestones achieved in the game – from the amount
    of miles walked, driven, or swam – to the number of bullets fired and
    stunt-jumps jumped. There will be additional special marathon-based
    competitions in the future from this area as well.

With more special competitions and
challenges rolling out following the game’s release. Welcome to the Rockstar
Social Club.