Grand Theft Auto IV is missing from Steam, for now, anyway

Just in time to launch Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, Rockstar introduced their very own sport launcher for desktop. Despite having each Grand Theft Auto V and San Andreas out there on the brand new digital storefront, Grand Theft Auto IV is nonetheless notably absent. Now it’s been delisted from Steam as nicely, although it doesn’t truly appear to be associated to any grand plans Rockstar have for their very own launcher.

As noticed final week by Twitter consumer Nitomatta, GTA Four nonetheless has a Steam store page however the possibility to purchase it has been eliminated. Interestingly, the Episodes From Liberty City DLC can nonetheless be purchased for £15/€15/$20.

“Grand Theft Auto 4 was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform,” Rockstar say in an announcement to US Gamer. Apparently Microsoft dropping help for GFWL has saved GTA’s writer from producing new keys to promote the sport. “We are looking at other options for distributing GTA4 for PC and will share more information as soon as we can,” Rockstar say.

This isn’t the primary time GTA Four has seen distribution woes. Back in 2018, Rockstar pushed an replace eradicating quite a lot of songs from GTA 4 attributable to expiring music licenses. At the time, Alice0 even lamented that maybe it might be a great time to ditch the GFWL integration. They didn’t, naturally, and have apparently waited for the state of affairs to power their hand.

Rockstar haven’t mentioned but how lengthy they count on GTA Four to be absent from Steam. Presumably they’ll discover a approach to make Nico’s journey out there on the Rockstar Launcher sooner or later although that hasn’t been particularly talked about but both.

You can get GTA Four on—nicely, you’ll be able to take a look at its Steam page till additional discover, I suppose.