GTA IV Era
The GTA IV Era refers to a current and ongoing canonical Era.
These games are grouped together mainly because they use the same game engine, have the same aesthetics, follow the same game structure and have interlinking characters, locations and storylines. This is also known as the fourth generation of GTA games from 2008 to present.
Games in the GTA IV Era
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV(2008) was set in Liberty City in 2008. It was the first Grand Theft Auto game to be released simultaneously for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. In August 2008, Rockstar announced that it was going to publish GTA IV for PC. GTA IV's game engine is the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (also known as RAGE) used in Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis and the Euphoria physics engine. The game once again takes place in a redesigned Liberty City that very closely resembles New York City, much more than previous renditions.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars(2009) was set in Liberty City in 2009. It was set is the first Grand Theft Auto game to be released on the Nintendo DS, and was announced at the E3 Nintendo Press Conference on July 15, 2008. This game has several new features, such as touch screen mini-games.