GTA IV Removed from Steam Due to Games for Windows Live

GTA IV no longer on Steam

By Grayshadow, Posted 13 Jan 2020

Looks like Grand Theft Auto IV has been removed from Steam and the reason isn't because of Take-Two Interactive or Rockstar but Microsoft. According to Rockstar, when speaking to the Verge, the game was removed because Microsoft no longer supports Games for Window's Live.

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Those who own the game can still play it but the game was originally created for Microsoft's service.

“Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform,” a spokesperson from Rockstar told The Verge. “With Microsoft no longer supporting Games For Windows Live, it is no longer possible to generate the additional keys needed to continue selling the current version of the game. We are looking at other options for distributing GTAIV for PC and will share more information as soon as we can.”

The Steam community does have alternative ways to get around this but this is a major problem. Perhaps Rockstar will resolve this issue but for now, you'll have to get GTA IV on other platforms.

Rockstar does have their own launcher so maybe they can release the game there. But that will cause a negative backlash from the PC community.

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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Publisher(s): Take-Two Interactive
Developer(s): Rockstar North
Genres: Third-Person Shooter
Themes: Open World, Action
Release Date: 2008-04-29

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