The Xbox caused GTA IVs delay.
Yup you heard me and ill tell you why.
1.The Xbox 360 has no HDD in its core model. This can present a problem because hard drives actually make a game better. So without a HDD the game is very limited and they have to find another way. Thats when MS announced that they would make their games require HDD in the future. That is one of the reasons it was delayed.
2.The 360s standard dvd DVD space is 9 gig. The Blu ray on a ps3 is 25-50 gig So they have pretty much infinite space on the ps3 while the 360 has so little. They have to find a way to either compress the data (which takes time) or they have to find out what to remove to make space for the 360. See what im saying? these things are what take so much time and that is why it was delayed.
3.Rockstar has complained on numerous occasions this year about how the 360 is hindering the game. They sight the lack of HDD and the lack of disc space like i said.
Im not fully blaming the 360 but it played a part in it. Do not believe the rumors that ps3 was solely responsible for this. It wasnt. There is no substanse to those threads. I know what your thinking "why doesnt rockstar say this?" Because they cant. They have to remain neutral on this type of thing so they can sell as much as they can. Anyways thanks for reading!