Take-Two has admitted that downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV in Xbox 360 has been delayed from fiscal Q4 2008 to Q1 2009.

This means you can expect to see it arrive on Xbox Live between November this year and January 2009. This is a little different to autumn time release originally banded around, no less than by Microsoft themselves trying to lure gamers to its platform over PS3.

In a conference call to investors, Take-Two said that the decision was made due to portfolio balancing, rather than development issues. It would not give any hints as to pricing information once the DLC was availablw, nor would it confirm or deny rumours it is planning a handheld version of Grand Theft Auto IV.

78 per cent of Take-Two's total publishing revenue for the quarter came from GTA IV and catalog sales of prior GTA titles.