From the store page:

Starting 03/19/2020, Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will replace both Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. Depending on the game, players on Steam will need to install or update their current game:

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City will be removed and replaced with GTAIV: Complete Edition in the launcher library. Update file size is expected to be approximately 22GB.
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Grand Theft Auto IV owners will download content from Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and their game will update to GTAIV: Complete Edition. Update file size is expected to be approximately 6GB. 

So even owners of only Episodes from Liberty City will get the base game for free, since everything is being replaced with a single thing. At least that's what it seems like. Not bad, and while the multiplayer will no longer work and a radio station is being removed (temporarily), this seems like a great trade off. Also, NO MORE GFWL.

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crossing my fingers and toes for some steam achievements

1 month ago
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That would be awesome, played the old GFWL version with Microsoft points and would happy finish it again with Steam achievements.
But they dont want to distract people from gta v.. we probably dont will get something that fresh.

1 month ago
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If it happens, I shall fly over to wherever you are and kiss you.

1 month ago
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come on, rockstar.. this is my chance to get some lovin'

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I kind of hope they don't. Some of the online achievements were a pain in the ass to get on console, doing them again with an even smaller online population would be hell.

If they are going to add achievements, I hope they are different from the ones on console or they leave out the online ones completely.

EDIT: I just found out that multiplayer mode will be scrapped completely. So only the story mode will be available to play.

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I have good news! They're cutting out online play entirely! :D Good bye cops an' crooks

As a result of this update the following services will no longer be available in Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition:
Games for Windows Live
Multiplayer mode
Leaderboards

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https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360043039674/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV-and-Grand-Theft-Auto-Episodes-from-Liberty-City-updates-to-remove-Games-for-Windows-Live

"Steam Achievements for Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will be unavailable until release"

So it looks like we will be getting Steam Achievements if this is anything to go by.

1 month ago
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They have been added!
Fresh News : https://steamdb.info/app/12210/history/

1 month ago
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Sick.

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At the same time, the RamJam FM, Self-Actualization FM, and Vice City FM radio stations will be removed, though Rockstar says this will be a temporary measure.

1 month ago
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License agreement is up it seems and they need to get a new one or extend the existing ones.

1 month ago
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Sweet. The less (semi) duplicative items in my library the better imo.

1 month ago
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So does this mean if I have GTA Ep from Liberty City, I'll get GTA IV? Or I'll have to have both?

1 month ago
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You will get GTA IV: Complete Edition which includes both.

1 month ago
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You will receive GTA IV even though you currently have Episodes from Liberty City.

1 month ago
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So I need to have both or one or the other? Sorry I'm a tad confused. So have GTA IV gets me the eps or having the eps will get me GTA 4?

1 month ago
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You need only one game.

1 month ago
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Oh god, I'm sure it'll break the mods I'm using. Sigh.

1 month ago
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Nice

1 month ago
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Irrelevant since this thread is more to the point. Besides, it's not my fault the dude made a clickbait title that didn't show up when I searched for "gta".

1 month ago
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Could go with a comprehensive option of "Grand Theft Auto IV being relisted. Free Complete Edition upgrade for GTAIV, Episodes owners." Definitely have to agree that the previous thread title was easily ignorable and clickbaity, though.

1 month ago
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You're right. I edited it a little to be more comprehensible. I just try to keep titles as short as possible so it can be read entirely from the bottom of the main page.

1 month ago*
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Noice!

I have Episodes, so will be getting GTA4 for free then. :D

1 month ago
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Sounds great. Never played it before, so it might be a good chance to try it.

1 month ago
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Good news. Was just playing Mafia II and remembering how I was unable to play Episodes From Liberty City because of the GFWL bricking. Took them long enough to fix it.

1 month ago
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;0 nice

1 month ago
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Oh I saw nobody is selling those cheap.... well...

1 month ago
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This is nice. Never played the DLC even though I had it.I loved playing the base game. Hope for Achievements so I can replay the game again from start up to the DLC.

1 month ago
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In the gta series,gta4 is the best game so far in my opinion, The DLC are amazing. Just try it.

1 month ago
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=0 nice

1 month ago
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own Liberty City and i could never get it to run

1 month ago
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i only have base game that means i will get episodes from liberty city too?

1 month ago
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Aye

1 month ago
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thats amazing xdd

1 month ago
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haven even played it at all

1 month ago
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You missed the enjoyment of having to disable Games For Windows Live through modding. /s

1 month ago
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Looks like the base game already has achievements added, but as I understand from their post on Steam you can get them only after update..

Havent played it for some time, looks like this will be a great chance to go at it again and get me some achievements

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Fantastic. I recently completed Episodes from Liberty City, and was kinda bummed out I was missing out on the base game. I gave up on it at time of release on the xbox, but always wanted to go back and see how it ended for the protagonist.

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cant decide if its worth grey marketing tales of liberty city or w,e for $10 in order to get complete edition at launch or not lol.

anyone know how much complete edition will be?

1 month ago*
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whats the ETA on the release or did i miss it? still havent decided if i wanted to buy a part in order to unlock complete lol

1 month ago
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Starting 03/19/2020

1 month ago
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lmao you are right, im stupid. i dont have any excuse for missing that in your post. i am ashamed.

1 month ago
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Considering the Complete Edition used to go on sale for ~$5, no it's not worth it. You should question yourself: why I want it now for $10 when I never purchased it when it used to be $5?

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Yay! Good find

1 month ago
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just a wonder, do we need to install and play the old version to get the update?
or, it Will be automatic for owners of the game...

I get lose with that part obout "current players and steam users"

1 month ago
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No need to ever have downloaded the game. You just need to own it.

1 month ago
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thanks!

1 month ago
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I just hope it works well.

1 month ago
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But it will run better?

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