What you need to know
- Grand Theft Auto IV could receive a remastered release in 2023, according to a recent rumor.
- The alledged package would feature the base single-player story alongside supplementary DLC episodes.
- Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, featuring remastered versions of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas, launches for console and PC on Nov. 11, 2021.
Grand Theft Auto IV could be next in line for the remaster treatment, at least according to a new rumor making the rounds online. The sixth mainline entry in the Grand Theft Auto series first debuted in 2008, with its New York-inspired setting among the most acclaimed in franchise history. While Rockstar Games soon launches its remastered GTA Trilogy, slated for Nov. 11, it could be the first on more ahead.
News of the supposed release comes via Twitter user @RalphsValve, best known for leaking alleged details on the next Infinity Ward-developed Call of Duty project, Modern Warfare II. Previous details on the next Call of Duty title were later affirmed by reputable names, including Video Games Chronicle's Tom Henderson. However, as with any unofficial leaks, it's worth taking the claims with a copious pinch of salt.
Tweets from the user tease the return of Grand Theft Auto IV, followed by an expected 2023 release window. They also state the game will drop multiplayer, a fundamental component of Grand Theft Auto 4, which helped bolster the original title's long-term appeal.
The addition of the Episodes from Liberty City Stories, also slated for the package, would provide "The Ballad of Gay Tony" and "The Lost and The Damned" single-player DLC storylines for the main game. The title will allegedly release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
With Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remaster only a couple of days away from its digital release, we have yet to see if Rockstar does have any love to show for the more recent entries in the series. Rockstar Games is yet to comment on the matter, and we recommend exercising caution until new follows from official sources.