What you need to know
- Grand Theft Auto IV can no longer be purchased on Steam.
- This is due to Grand Theft Auto IV needing Games For Windows Live.
- Microsoft ended support of Games For Windows Live in 2014.
- Rockstar Games is currently looking into other options.
If you have not yet purchased Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam, we've got some bad news. While the Steam page for the game is still up, you can no longer purchase it. As it turns out, this is due to the game using Games for Windows Live. Despite Microsoft ending support for Games For Windows Live several years ago, Grand Theft Auto IV still somewhat relied on the service. Now, it is no longer possible for new game keys to be distributed, according to Rockstar Games.
PR from Rockstar Games told The Verge that "Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform," and that "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."
We'll have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, if you already own Grand Theft Auto IV and have been playing it, you should continue to be able to play it without any issues.
Get Some Funds
Stock up your library.
This large sum of cash is the perfect way to allow yourself to indulge and grab some games from Steam— or help someone else to.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Oculus Rift gets fix for stuttering issues with beta update
If you've been one of the users experiencing stuttering issues while playing VR games on the Oculus Rift, Oculus has a beta update that should solve all your problems. Find out how to get the update right now.
Want to try Surface Duo OS? Here's how on Windows 10.
In this guide, we'll show you the steps to download and install the Surface Duo emulator to start developing for the dual-screen device to get a feeling of the new experience.
Why Daniel Rubino doesn't care if the Surface Duo's camera is terrible
Some of us live on the edge of tech, and that often means giving something up to gain something new. In the case of Surface Duo, that may mean living with a less-than-ideal camera.
These VR flight simulators and games soar above the rest
Flight simulators and VR are a match made in heaven, especially now that GPUs and lens resolution can support a truly immersive recreation of Earth or space. Whether your vision of perfect flight gameplay is WWII-era dogfighting with a joystick, Star Wars-esque space battles mapped to a traditional controller, or mastering real-life aircraft using touch controls, we've found the best...