First Xbox Live boss John Schappert admits he "doesn't know" when we'll see the GTA IV DLC first promised in "autumn". Now we have word straight from Rockstar's co-founder and creative VP that the developer is unable to commit to a date before 2008 is out.

Instead the Dan Houser has said that he hopes to make a more solid announcement in the next few weeks.

Speaking of the progress on the highly-anticipated DLC, Houser stated: "It's going well, but we don’t know a date. We hope to be announcing that in the next few weeks. We're still figuring out a few things.

"We're more focused on quality than dates, always have been. But the development is going really good. It's shaping up to be something we're very proud of. That was our goal."

He added: “Doing a big digital launch is something we've never done before. It's virgin territory, but at the same time, we feel very exposed because there's no case history. No one ever came out with major DLC for a major game like this before."

Of course we're all about the quality over how quick we get it, but some idea of when we could expect it would go down very well. Just stick to it this time...