Grand Theft Auto 4 and its DLC, one of the best-selling games of the last generation, has made the jump to the Xbox One via the system’s backwards compatibility service, according to an announcement made by Rockstar earlier this morning. Now the physical, digital, and Complete Edition versions of the game are all playable.
Grand theft Auto 4 focuses on the immigrant Niko Bellic, a former soldier who moved to the United States for a new start and finds himself having to claw his way up through the criminal underworld in order to make a name for himself, coming across a variety of gangs and threats along the way. Its two DLC packs, called The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, focus on the biker Johnny and the small-time gangster Luis as they attempt to make their own names in the crime world.
Grand Theft Auto 4 and its DLC all got critical acclaim upon release, and even got a bit of a shout-out in Grand Theft Auto 5 when it came out (mainly in the form of Johnny, now a drug-addled, helpless loser, getting messily beaten to death by Trevor), but with the games all now available on the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility, players that were fans of the games are now going to be able to explore Liberty City all over again.
Rumors have also been circulating of a possible remastering of Grand Theft Auto 4 and its DLC, via the ESRB adding a new securities certificate to its database. If this is true, the game may get an even bigger surge in players if a large number of Grand Theft Auto 4 fans are nostalgic enough to return to the game.
So, if you want to take a return trip to Liberty City and get away from the madness of Los Santos for a while, hop on your Xbox One and go for it.