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A 'Grand Theft Auto 4' Remake Is Coming, Says Insider

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A 'Grand Theft Auto 4' Remake Is Coming, Says Insider

Typical. You spend decades waiting for a Grand Theft Auto remake, and then they all come bursting through the door at once. 

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In just a few days, Rockstar Games will release the awfully named Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, a trio of remasters that includes overhauled versions of GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas

Take a look at the collection in action below!

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I’ve said a few times that I’m not too sure why Rockstar is insisting these are remasters. They boast completely revamped controls, reworked visuals, and a suite of changes to gameplay and UI that brings the experience up to modern standards. Seems more like remake territory to me, but whatever. If this is what Rockstar thinks a remaster is, keep those remasters coming. 

The good news is that it sounds like Rockstar intends to do just that. There have been multiple reports over the last year or so that the company plans to release a remake/remaster of the original Red Dead Redemption at some point. But an intriguing new rumour suggests that another PS3-era Rockstar banger will also receive a fresh coat of paint. I’m referring, of course, to Grand Theft Auto IV

Released way back in 2008, GTA IV is perhaps the most frequently underrated of the GTA games. That’s a damn shame. Its protagonist Niko Bellic is a fascinating lead character, and the grimy open world of Liberty City is a far cry from the sun-soaked satire of Los Santos.It also gave us the iconic “let’s go bowling” meme, which is worth its weight in gold. I’d certainly be up for a return trip at some point.

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According to Twitter user @RalphsValve, a typically reliable source who just recently shared a ton of new info on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II that’s since been corroborated elsewhere, a GTA IV remaster is coming. The insider didn’t say much, but simply shared a logo of the game along with the caption “2023”. 

Given the reports that development on GTA VI is a bit of a mess at the moment, it’d make sense for Rockstar to keep fans happy with another GTA remaster in the meantime. Certainly, GTA IV is a genuinely great game that would benefit massively from a few modern tweaks. And if nothing else, it’ll be a nice break from the constant stream of GTA V re-releases. 

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games

Ewan Moore
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