Rockstar Games explained why Grand Theft Auto IV can no longer be bought on Steam

Last week Rockstar games unexpectedly stopped selling Grand theft auto iv in the digital distribution service Steam. Initially, many sinned for the expired licensing of in-game music, but the reason for removing the game from the store was different.

In the official answer to the portal The verge Rockstar spokesman explained that the removal of GTA IV from the Steam store is due to discontinued support for the service Games for Windows Live.

“Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games for Windows Live platform. Since Microsoft no longer supports Games for Windows Live, it’s not possible to generate new keys to continue selling the current version of the game. We are currently considering other options for distributing GTA IV on the PC and share the information as soon as we can. “

Rockstar Games’ words about “considering other distribution options” for the game seem to mean that the company decided to decouple GTA IV from Games for Windows Live, as the developers had previously done. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: arkham city, Bioshock 2 and other projects.

Console versions of GTA IV can still be purchased at their respective digital stores. The original game was released in 2007 on the then relevant Xbox 360 and PS3, and in 2008 it became available to PC users. Later, the project also received backward compatibility support for the Xbox One.

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