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Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV or GTA 4) is the eleventh Grand Theft Auto game in the series. Take Two and Rockstar Games had over 150 developers working on the game and work first started in 2004, right after San Andreas was released. Since then, the game was developed by Rockstar teams in Edinburgh, San Diego, and New York.

The Lost and Damned plus The Ballad of Gay Tony were later released as expansions of GTA IV. They were bundled as Episodes from Liberty City.

Title: Grand Theft Auto IV
Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
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Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Xbox One
Multiplayer: Online up to 16 Players
Release Date: Worldwide April 29th, 2008 (consoles), Worldwide December 2nd, 2008 (PC), February 9th, 2017 (XB1)
Rating: ESRB Mature, BBFC 18+

Official Synopsis

What does the American Dream mean today?

For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity.

As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.

Release Date

Grand Theft Auto IV was originally planned for release on October 16, 2007 in USA and October 19, 2007 in Europe, however on August 2, 2007, Rockstar Games announced that the game would be delayed until the 2nd quarter of 2008. On January 24, 2008, Rockstar Games officially announced that the game will be released worldwide for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on April 29, 2008.

On August 6, 2008, Rockstar Games announced the PC version of the game would be released in November 2008. It was then pushed back by a few weeks to a final release date of December 2, 2008.

On February 9th GTA IV and EFLC was made available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility.