Some changes are coming to Vladivostok FM.
A number of Grand Theft Auto IV’s song licenses will expire later this month and the music will be removed from the game, but Rockstar plans to replace them with new songs.
As reported by Kotaku UK, the music licenses for some songs will expire on April 26, at which point a number of songs from the game will be removed. Rockstar reportedly had a 10-year agreement for some songs, which will soon expire, given GTA IV launched for PS3 and Xbox 360 in April 2018.
Rockstar provided the following statement USgamer, confirming many songs from the Vladivostok FM station will be replaced with new songs:
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. However we are replacing some of those songs with a new set of songs on that station. We will update our customer support website with new information as soon as it is available.
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