Rockstar explains why Grand Theft Auto IV is no longer available on Steam
Grand Theft Auto IV was recently pulled from sale on Steam and it turns out that Games for Windows Live is the reason why.
In a statement sent to The Verge, Rockstar explained that it’s no longer possible to generate new keys for the game due to Microsoft ending support for Games For Windows Live. The developer added that it is “looking at other options for distributing GTAIV for PC.”
“Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform,” a spokesperson said. “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.”
Grand Theft Auto IV originally released for PC in 2008.