GTA IV Gets Release Date of April 29, Internet Explodes

Rockstar Games has finally announced the release date for Grand Theft Auto IV, and in a strange case of Internet speculation being relatively accurate, it is set to release at the end of April.

April 29 will be the exact release date, but here’s the kicker – GTA IV will see a simultaneous worldwide release for both Xbox 360 and PS3. That’s right, PAL territories; there will be no torturous watching of North American gameplay videos on YouTube for weeks on end while you wait for your turn this time. Cheers, prost, skÃ¥l, salut, na zdorovje; the entire world will be taking a “sick day” simultaneously.

“We are so excited to be releasing Grand Theft Auto IV,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games.

“We’ve pushed ourselves very hard to make something incredible and hope the game sets a new benchmark for interactive entertainment.”

You can probably expect any games with current release dates near April 29 to change their plans very quickly.