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Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster reportedly in the works; will be launched sometime in 2023

Rockstar could launch a remastered version of GTA 4 in 2023
Rockstar could launch a remastered version of GTA 4 in 2023 (image via Rockstar)
An industry insider (RalphsValve) has heard that Rockstar is planning to remaster Grand Theft Auto 4. The game will be launched for all major platforms sometime in 2023. It will be single-player only and include content from the 'Episodes from Liberty City' DLC pack.

With the first three Grand Theft Auto games all set to receive a fresh coat of paint, it's time to shift focus to the fourth game in the series, Grand Theft Auto IV. Grand Theft Auto V has spanned across three consoles generations, so it's only fair that its predecessor gets a new breath of life. If a leak from an industry insider is to be believed, we could be seeing a remastered version of Grand Theft Auto IV in the not-too-distant future.

Twitter user RalphsValve has heard from sources that Grand Theft Auto IV will be remastered for PC, Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 5, and, interestingly enough, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, too. It will be bundled with the 'Episodes from Liberty City' (and presumably the other) DLC and will hit storefronts sometime in 2023. That is quite a long wait to play a then fifteen-year-old game, but it's not like there's a new Grand Theft Auto game due anytime soon. Lastly, the leaker adds that the Grand Theft Auto IV remaster will be bereft of multiplayer elements and focus on single-player.

While RalphsValve has had a recent track record with his leaks, we should still treat the prospect of a Grand Theft Auto IV remaster with a healthy dose of scepticism. For starters, the purported release date is about two years away, and many things can change over that span. Rumour has it that there's a Red Dead Redemption remaster in the works, too. Remastering two open-world games is quite labour-intensive and will require Rockstar to redirect talent away from Grand Theft Auto VI.

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Anil Ganti, 2021-11- 9 (Update: 2021-11- 9)