The players discovered that the legendary game GTA IV suddenly disappeared from sale in the digital store Steam. The owners of Grand Theft Auto IV can use the game as before, but to become the owner of cult video games in the open world of Liberty City any longer.
As it turned out, the “disappearance” of the game is to blame Microsoft, through which video game to sell more is not obtained. “Grand Theft Auto IV was originally developed for the Games for Windows Live. Since Microsoft no longer supports the platform, it is impossible to create additional keys needed to continue sales of the current version of the game. We are looking for other distribution options for GTA IV for computers”, – commented on Valve’s lack of GTA IV on Steam.
Games for Windows Live – it was a bad platform to distribute games. So his attempt to transfer the capabilities of Xbox Live on Windows. In 2013, the Corporation began to phase out its support. Game developers have released updates to their products to remove them from Games for Windows Live. For example, did the developers of DiRT 3, BioShock 2, Batman: Arkham City and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. However, in Rockstar before the last patch did.
Probably Rockstar Games is now actively engaged in the transfer of Grand Theft Auto IV by Rockstar Launcher, which recently appeared all games companies, including Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA: San Andreas.