Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
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GTA 4 Disappeared From Steam, and Here's Why

GTA 4 Disappeared From Steam, and Here's Why

While we'd assume most people who want to play Grand Theft Auto IV have already done so by now, we'll keep an eye out for the game's return to PC game platforms and update you when we hear more. Now it's been delisted from Steam as well, though it doesn't actually seem to be related to any grand plans Rockstar have for their own launcher. Rockstar has now confirmed that GTA IV is no longer available on PC due to the closure of Games for Windows Live. Interestingly, the Episodes From Liberty City DLC can still be bought for £15/€15/$20. "With Microsoft now not supporting Games For Windows Live, it's now not attainable to generate the extra keys wanted to proceed promoting the present model of the sport. We are other options for distributing GTAIV for PC and would possibly per chance perchance piece extra recordsdata as quickly as we can". Rockstar's pulled games before because the music licencing for them has expired, but they've been a little better about that, patching out infringing songs and replacing them with fillers. At the time, Alice0 even lamented that perhaps it would be a good time to ditch the GFWL integration. As far as the decision being made for how to sell the game going forward, well, we'll have to wait and see what Rockstar decides. Plainly this system is now not able to producing contemporary keys for GTA 4, which implies that it's also now not able to supporting new gamers by way of Steam. The Xbox and PlayStation versions of the game can still be purchased on the respective storefronts.


Earlier this week, Rockstar removed Grand Theft Auto 4 from Steam.

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