Rockstar has announced that the launch of its highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV
will also include the opening of the Rockstar Social Club, a new website that will extensively track both multi- and single-player experiences for players of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title.
Registration for the site is due to launch on April 15th, and will be directly linked to a player's Xbox Live Gamertag or PlayStation Network ID.
In addition to multiplayer leaderboards, the site will included a police blotter, which will map and track all criminal activity from all aggregated single player games, showing "the most dangerous areas of town, most commonly used weapons and more."
The site will also rank players of the single-player mode, showing total time played, to speed-run data on who has completed the storyline the fastest. Directly linked to that will be a "100% Club," rewarding the first 10 players to complete the game with a special "ultra-rare commemorative 'key to the city.'"
Finally, the site will have a "Liberty City Marathon" section, ranking "the amount of miles walked, driven, or swam... the number of bullets fired and stunt-jumps jumped" and more, with Rockstar promising marathon-based competitions for the future, and more features yet to be revealed.