Last year, rumours swirled that Rockstar Games was working on a remastered version of the classic Grand Theft Auto IV. Those rumours were fuelled by industry insiders RalphsValve and Matheusvictorbr, with the latter confirming that the remastered version “will release eventually” and include add-on DLC content, The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned.
As time went on, Rockstar’s social media activity only added more fuel to the fire, but the story has gone relatively quiet since then. Has the rumoured remaster been canceled or just put on hold? Let’s dig into the details.
In the early days of the GTA IV Remastered rumor, Rockstar’s Twitter account liked several old tweets referencing the game, including one about playing the game on Xbox LIVE and another about the game launching on Steam and the Rockstar Games Launcher. Both of these tweets were posted on the 19th, leading some to believe that this could be a significant date for the remastered version’s release.
Despite the initial excitement, there have been no updates or further statements from either Matheusvictorbr or RalphsValve about the rumored remaster. This silence has led to speculation that Rockstar may have canceled the project. It’s also possible that the remastered version suffered a similar fate as Red Dead Online.
One thing we do know for certain is that Rockstar has shifted all of its resources to the production of the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6. If a remastered version of GTA IV was indeed in the works, it’s likely that Rockstar would have released it before GTA 6 to tide fans over until the newest instalments release.
While it’s unfortunate news for fans who were looking forward to a GTA IV Remastered, it seems fair to assume that Rockstar may have paused work on the project. However, there’s still hope that the company may surprise us with a release in the future. If any new information arises, you can be sure that we’ll be the first to let you know!