Leaker Claims Grand Theft Auto 4 Remaster is in Development

Grand Theft Auto 4 remains one of the highest-rated video games of all time, earning high marks for its characters, story, open world, and more. Despite this, Grand Theft Auto 4 remains mostly trapped on older consoles, and while its backward compatible on Xbox, playing it on a Series X has been known to cause some problems. However, it seems as though a remastered version of Grand Theft Auto 4 could be releasing at some point, if a recent rumor is to be believed.

According to a report by Xfire, a Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster is in the works. Unfortunately, the report does not give the Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster a specific release date, only stating that “one is planned, eventually.” The report does go on to say that the Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster is going to be bundled with “two other GTA games,” though what those games are remain to be seen. However, one obvious possibility springs to mind.

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It’s possible that the two other GTA games mentioned in the report are the Grand Theft Auto 4 expansions, which also enjoyed a standalone release separate from the base game at one point. Those expansions were Grand Theft Auto 4: The Lost and the Damned and Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tonyboth of which were acclaimed by critics and hailed as strong new additions to the GTA 4 experience.

This is far from the first time that a Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster has been mentioned, and considering the game’s massive success, a remaster seems like a no-brainer. Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive has made it clear that it plans on pursuing more remakes and remasters in the years ahead, and so it would be more surprising if a Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster never materialized at this point. However, fans should still keep their expectations in check and take this information with a massive grain of salt until an official announcement comes from Rockstar Games or Take-Two.

If a Grand Theft Auto 4 remaster ever does happen, it will be interesting to see how it’s handled. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was panned by fans and critics alike for being shoddy remasters of classic games, and so it would be unfortunate to see GTA 4 suffer a similar fate. However, if the developers are able to simply improve Grand Theft Auto 4‘s graphics while keeping the gameplay experience mostly intact, it seems like a surefire hit.

Of course, some may want to see changes made to the GTA 4 experience if a remaster is produced as rumored. For example, the driving in Grand Theft Auto 4 has long been criticized as one of the game’s weak points, and so it may be best for Rockstar to change it up with a remaster. Something else to keep in mind is the fact that Grand Theft Auto 4 had a multiplayer mode, so it would be interesting to see if that would be given new life in a remaster or set aside.

Grand Theft Auto 4 is available now for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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