Xbox One gamers are in for a treat today. Rockstar has just announced that Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) are now playable on Microsoft’s latest gen machine via that whole backwards compatibility thing Sony seems to have forgotten about.
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This includes all versions of the games like GTA IV Complete (and/or the DLC packs) you can get directly through the Xbox Store. Better yet, if you already own a physical copy of these games for your 360, you can just stick the disc in and download them, save files and all.
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The intersecting sagas of Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz and Luis Lopez in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City are now all playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility.
All versions of the game, including Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, are compatible on Xbox One. Digital game owners have instant access on Xbox One, so they can download Grand Theft Auto IV directly from the “Ready to Install” section of their Xbox One and play at will. Physical game owners can just insert the Xbox 360 game disc into their Xbox One and download the game. Your original game saves will also transfer if you have saved your game to the Cloud Saved Games feature on Xbox 360.
Anyone who doesn’t already have Grand Theft Auto IV can get it from the Xbox Store on Xbox One, along with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.