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GTA IV leads Games for Windows Christmas push

PC title exclusive to Games for Windows – Live online service

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV will be released on PC in November as an exclusive Games for Windows – Live title.

The Games for Windows brand is two year's old, with the Live service deemed the perfect fit for GTA IV's online play, according to Rockstar founder Sam Houser.

"We're incredibly proud of the deep, customisable multiplayer experience that Grand Theft Auto IV offers players," commented Houser.

"As we work toward the release of the PC version, Games for Windows – Live affords us the opportunity to seamlessly translate the multiplayer console experience for PC gamers. The service is a natural fit for the platform and we strongly believe it will help in building a strong online community around GTA IV PC."

Other titles to be released under the Games for Windows – Live brand before the end of the year include Bethesda's Fallout 3, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II from THQ and Activision's James Bond: Quantum of Solace.

"Great Windows-based games like Grand Theft Auto IV, Fallout 3 and Dawn of War II are proof that Microsoft is delivering on its promise to provide the best possible PC gaming experience on Windows," offered Kevin Unangst, senior global director of Windows gaming at Microsoft.

"We are engaged with our community and listen attentively to their needs and concerns. With their input our platform has continued to evolve, and we’re proud of the marked improvement the Games for Windows program has brought to PC gaming in its first two years."

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