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Grand Theft Auto IV has been removed from sale on Steam

RoboitoAM

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,658
Shouldn't be GFWL, Rockstar gives no fuck and tells you to go to another site to make an account

It'll be back at some point

Edit: as far as I know it's the only GTA besides the first two that is NOT on the Rockstar Launcher
 

funky

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,868
Steam sell plenty of games that dont work so I dont thin its down to that. They have been perfectly fine selling it for YEARS as it was.
 

Maxey

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,153
Portugal
Realistically it's probably just due to song licenses but hopefully it comes back on sale without GFWL and, like, ported to GTAV engine.
 

Wetalo

Member
Feb 9, 2018
301
Was literally thinking this morning about how Rockstar can really breathe a second wind into GTA IV with a Switch port.

I played through Episodes from Liberty City within this past year and it really was great, and I didn't remember GTA IV in such high regard. Playing through the episodes made me realize just how solid it actually was.
 

Xharos

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,319
Canary Islands, Spain
I hope they're pulling a Saints Row 2 and re-porting the gamd
lmao

They can't even be bothered to release a decent modern version of GTA3, Vice City or San Andreas. Their highest effort was hiring some terrible company to do a terrible broken port of San Andreas from the mobile version to PS3 / Xbox 360 in order to continue being able to sell the game after the music license issues (they couldn't sell the PS2 classics or the original Xbox digital version anymore). Rockstar is one of the worst companies in gaming regarding preservation.
 
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TheOpiate

Member
Mar 26, 2019
200
FFS please give me a system I'm not allowed to mention port. I don't even want to play it on PC anymore.

Is there any reason why game companies can't develop contracts that allow them to keep music in a game forever?
 

Foffy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,685
Didn't Rockstar merely patch out songs but allow the purchase of their games anyway?

The pessimist in me makes me think they're going to migrate it to their own service...
 

PyratRum

Member
Oct 30, 2017
191
Removing GFWL is my assumption. They can just patch songs out/in like they did not too long ago.
 

JaseC

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Oct 25, 2017
4,939
Western Australia
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Loxley

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Oct 25, 2017
4,320

BasilZero

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Oct 25, 2017
12,078
Omni
The fact that they did this with no warning signals one of two things to me, either:

1. They're just moving it to the Rockstar launcher
or
2. They temporarily took it down to remove music they no longer have the license to use, but will bring it back
If so why is the better game San Andreas or V still on both stores
 

Spacejaws

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,377
Scotland
I look forward to living to 150years old when all the Grand Theft Auto music licensing issues are resolved by all the music they used becoming public domain and can be patched back into the games, then reading the outrage where people complain these weren't the games they grew up on in the 2070s and this old ass cringe music is whey whack brehs.