Update: Rockstar has clarified why Grand Theft Auto IV is not obtainable to buy on Steam. A spokesperson for the corporate shared the next assertion with GameSpot:
“Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform. 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 authentic story follows.
For causes that aren’t clear, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV is not obtainable to buy on Steam. A member of the ResertEra forum lately found that the Steam page for GTA IV not has a purchase order button the place it as soon as was.
The web page doesn’t supply any perception into why that is the case. Rockstar Games couldn’t be reached for remark at press time.
People are speculating that this has one thing to do with music licensing or how GTA IV nonetheless requires a Games For Windows Live account. Others are guessing that Rockstar may be transferring GTA IV from Steam to its personal Rockstar Launcher. For now, the actual cause why GTA IV is not that can be purchased on Steam stays a thriller.
PC Gamer reminds us that Rockstar eliminated GTA Vice City from Steam for a short time frame in 2012 because of a copyright declare associated to the Michael Jackson track “Wanna Be Startin’ Something.”