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ESRB Rates Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto Episodes from Liberty City headed to Xbox One
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ESRB Rates Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for Xbox One

Are The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned Xbox One-bound?

Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games’ 2013 smash hit, has been enjoying a sales resurgence as of late, climbing to the top of charts and passing 75 million units sold. And now an even older release from Rockstar’s open-world crime series appears set to make a possible comeback of its own.

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has rated Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for Xbox One. Interestingly, the ESRB has not rated Episodes from Liberty City for any other platforms, including PlayStation 4 or PC.

An ESRB rating does not guarantee a product release, but since none of the major console holders allow games to be released on their platforms without ESRB ratings, it is a necessary step for any game that is ultimately released on console. If Episodes from Liberty City is indeed Xbox One-bound, there’s no indication at this time as to whether it’s through the Xbox 360 release becoming backwards compatible or via a full re-release or remaster of some sort.

Originally released for Xbox 360 in 2009 and PlayStation 3 and PC in 2010, Episodes from Liberty City is a standalone product comprised of two pieces of DLC (The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) for 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV.

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