Rockstar Games have confirmed that the Grand Theft Auto double pack will not be getting a European release before Christmas.


Speculation has been rife over the past few weeks about the fact that the Xbox versions of GTAIII and Vice City might not be released in time for Christmas, with sources claiming that Sony have the exclusive rights on the series until the end of 2003. Take 2 have finally stepped forward to confirm that the game definitely won't be released during this year - despite it already being available to American gamers since November.

With the special double pack missing the Christmas sales period it's a major blow for Xbox gamers, and was shaping up as being on of the big sellers. No doubt it'll sell just as well though when it goes on sale from January 2nd 2004, and you can pre-order yours from now.

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