GTA 4 is still considered one of the best video games to ever exist on Metacritic, regardless of introducing the most frustrating NPC of all time, i.e., Roman Bellic. As per the critically acclaimed score mentioned on Metacritic, GTA 4 has managed to score a whopping 98 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with its PC release receiving an impressive score of 90.
Therefore, there seems to be a high possibility that the game’s developers, Rockstar Games, might just seriously consider launching a remaster of Grand Theft Auto 4, which was initially released in 2008. In addition to this, the developers have also previously launched the port of 2010’s Red Dead Redemption on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, so it isn’t that difficult for them.
From the looks of it, Rockstar Games might just be planning on releasing a port for GTA 4, which will reportedly launch before GTA 6. The user @JeffPulaski shared the leak on his Twitter account, claiming that a remaster or port of Grand Theft Auto 4 is in the works. This account might not be something you would have heard of since it currently has only 14 followers.
While a social media account’s popularity doesn’t really determine how valid the leak is, it’s always wise to still be skeptical. Despite that, we now have some reason to think that a GTA 4 port or remaster is on its way. In July 2022, many reports claimed that Rockstar Games canceled plans to remaster Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4, one of which has now officially been released.
When can fans expect the reported GTA 4 port to come out?
In July this year, even though Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, didn’t clearly mention any specific video games, it was implied that it might be planning to release two “previously-released” titles. This was before the port of Red Dead Redemption was launched. Both games were reportedly supposed to be released in the fiscal year 2024, which is going to end by the end of March 2024.
Since we’re aware that the developers plan on releasing the first official trailer for GTA 6 in early December, many leaks and rumors claim that the game won’t actually be released before 2024 or 2025. So, Take-Two Interactive can launch a GTA 4 port if they wish to in order to fill the space, especially if the port takes minimal effort to develop and isn’t an actual remaster.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to play GTA 4 in its original form, then it’s available to play on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. Not only this, but it’s backward compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S as well, along with its two amazing expansions, i.e., The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
GTA 6 is expected to launch on Xbox Series X/S, PC, and PlayStation 5.