Rockstar Games entered the wonderful world of digital distribution today by signing an exclusive deal with IGN's Direct2Drive
. You can now buy all the Grand Theft Auto games, the Max Payne games, Manhunt
, and the rest of Rockstar's PC catalog without leaving your house. Pricing doesn't look too bad as you can play GTA:San Andreas for only $19.95 and Vice City and GTA 3 will only set you back $9.95.
ROCKSTAR GAMES ENTIRE CATALOG OF TITLES PREMIERES FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EXCLUSIVELY ON IGN’S DIRECT2DRIVE
Partnership Includes the Groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto Series, and Marks the First Time Rockstar’s Games Will be Offered Digitally
BRISBANE, Calif. – December 21, 2007 –
Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment’s digital retail store, today announced that it will exclusively premiere Rockstar Games’ entire catalog of AAA titles for digital download on Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com). Available immediately, consumers can browse through and -- for the first time ever -- digitally download all of Rockstar Games PC titles including: the entire Grand Theft Auto series, Max Payne, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Manhunt, Midnight Club: Street Racing II and Wild Metal.
Rockstar Games was founded in 1998 to create the most innovative and progressive interactive entertainment. Rockstar Games has continued to be an innovator in the gaming industry and the driving force behind many of today’s most popular series including Grand Theft Auto, Midnight Club and the recent smash, Bully.
“Rockstar Games has one of the most celebrated collections of AAA titles available to gamers today and we’re proud to add the Grand Theft Auto series and the entire Rockstar catalog to our world-class library of content,” said Sutton Trout, VP of digital content for IGN Entertainment. “By providing our customers with the ability to easily download these popular titles immediately, Direct2Drive continues to solidify its spot as the gaming industry’s premiere digital retail store.”
“We are excited to be opening our archives,” said Rowan Hajaj, Head of Finance and Corporate Development of Rockstar Games. “For the first time, fans will have the chance to explore our catalog of original, groundbreaking PC titles at the press of a button.”
Since launching in October 2004, Direct2Drive has allowed gamers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium games from the world’s top publishers. Consumers can download titles from Rockstar Games today at http://www.direct2drive.com/zones/rockstar.
Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store (http://www.direct2drive.com). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium video games, feature films, popular TV shows and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D's AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Namco, NCsoft, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games. In addition, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate and Starz Media are making blockbuster movies, TV shows, comics and top anime titles available to users directly via the D2D platform.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 30 million unique users worldwide in the month of September 2007, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others), is the Web's number one videogame information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle Websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.