Days Ahead of GTA Trilogy Launch, Rumors Hint at Another Remaster in 2023

Published 11/09/2021, 3:11 PM EST


Fans of the Grand Theft Auto series might be getting another surprise as the series’ most critically acclaimed installment, GTA IV, is rumored to be receiving a remaster.

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The rumored remaster is said to include the base game as well as the Episodes from Liberty City. This means that players will get to relive the story of Nico Bellic from the base game. Moreover, The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned will be playable as well.

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Another GTA leak?

The rumored leaks were posted on Twitter by RalphsValve, who also stated that GTA IV’s multiplayer mode will not receive the remaster treatment. GTA 4 had an online multiplayer. The mode, however, can not be compared to the scale GTA 5’s multiplayer offers.

The game is said to be releasing in 2023 on both current and previous generation hardware, along with PCs.

 


The leaker in question mostly ‘leaks’ content from the Call of Duty series. However, considering that most of his leaks were corroborated by other reliable sources, this leak holds substance.

This leak comes at a momentous occasion with the recently announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, which is a remaster of the classic GTA: 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas. Interestingly, this definitive edition was also leaked before its official announcement. 

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This rumored remaster, if truly in the works, is great news for Grand Theft Auto fans. Grand Theft Auto: IV has a whopping near-perfect score of 98 on Metacritic. However, the game is currently languishing in obscurity and in the memories of its fans.

Unlike GTA: V and the classic Grand Theft Auto trilogy, which were both available on current-gen console and PC stores, GTA: IV is locked in its original release seventh-generation consoles, i.e. the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

An issue with the Windows Live service had made playing it on PC difficult as well. A remaster will bring life to this cult classic and allow gamers to relive their nostalgia once again. 

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He also has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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