Today's newly announced The Ballad of Gay Tony episode for was only half of Rockstar's GTA news. The other half could usher in a new approach to downloadable content.
announced that the fall-slated The Ballad of Gay Tony and the February-released episode The Lost and Damned will be released as a compilation disc for the this fall.
The disc, entitled not require a copy of the original Grand Theft Auto IV to play., will retail for $39.99. Unlike the downloadable versions of each episode, the disc-based Episodes will
Requiring that players own the core game has been the tradition for post-release DLC of major console games. Rockstar's announcement today signals the first prominent experiment with a second approach, one that treats add-on content as a standalone expansion playable on its own.