Grand Theft Auto IV has been removed from Steam due to GFWL

Grand Theft Auto VI Games for Windows Live

The withdrawal was due to a licencing issue with Michael Jackson's Wanna Be Startin' Something, but nowadays we tend to see songs patched out when licences expire, rather than the decidedly more drastic act of having a game yanked from sale completely. Some assumed that it may be the kind of music licensing issues that have plagued the series in the past, while others got their hopes up for a remake or remaster announcement.

Rockstar Games officially confirmed the reason for Grand Theft Auto 4's mysterious disappearance from Steam, and it's Games For Windows Live. "With Microsoft now now not supporting Video games For Home windows Are living, it is now not any longer that you simply would possibly per chance perchance have faith to generate the extra keys desired to continue selling the present version of the recreation". "We are looking at other options for distributing GTA4 for PC and will share more information as soon as we can", Rockstar say.

In related news, if you find yourself longing for a sunset drive along the coast in the world of Grand Theft Auto, you're in luck, as a new mod for GTA 5 lets you hang out in Vice City again. The Xbox and PlayStation versions of the game can still be purchased on the respective storefronts.


Grand Theft Auto 4 is one of the best GTA games I have ever played.

The option to purchase Grand Theft Auto 4 disappeared over the weekend, creating speculation over the reason. GTA: Episodes from Liberty City is a standalone game that contains both The Lost And Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. How hard is it to reverse the infrastructure of a game to remove the Games for Windows Live ties? Creating a local profile may help bypass the login system.

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