Grand Theft Auto IV has been removed from Steam. This is not due to Take-Two Interactive or Rockstar but because of Microsoft’s Games for Window’s Live.

Speaking to The Verge, Rockstar confirmed that the game was originally made for the service. But since Microsoft stopped supporting the service creating new keys for the latest game is impossible. Those who own the game can still play it but the game was originally created for Microsoft’s service.

“Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform,” a spokesperson from Rockstar told The Verge. “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.”

GTA IV is available for PS3 and Xbox 360. And is backward compatible with Xbox One.

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