We heard earlier this week that the licenses for some of the music used in Grand Theft Auto 4 are will expire soon. The game is approaching its 10th anniversary after all. We heard that Rockstar didn’t plan on renewing the licenses which means that it would have to remove the tracks from the game. Well, it looks like this is true. Rockstar has confirmed that this is exactly what is happening.
Players who revisit the title soon will be surprised to see that some of the tracks that they remember are no longer there. Songs with licenses expiring soon will be removed from the game but instead of signing new licenses for them, Rockstar has decided to add new music.
“Due to music licensing restrictions, we are required to remove certain songs from the in-game soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto IV and its Episodes, in particular, a large portion of the Russian pop station, Vladivostok FM,” a spokesperson for the company said, adding that some of those songs will be replaced with a new set of songs on that station.
An earlier report claimed that the music change will happen on April 26th, but Rockstar hasn’t officially confirmed the date yet. If you liked these songs, maybe you’ll like the new ones.