Steam removes GTA 4: purchase option for the rock star hit suddenly disappeared – game update


of David Martin
A look at the Steam page of GTA 4 reveals: The open world hit by Rockstar Games can no longer be bought on Valve's download platform. The corresponding "Buy" button has been removed from the Steam page. The GTA 4 expansions The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony are no longer available on Steam. One possible reason can only be speculated so far: Rockstar Games has not yet commented on this topic. Fans suspect that the removal could be due to expired music licenses.

Steam removed GTA 4. A look at that Product page reveals: The open world action from Rockstar Games can no longer be purchased on the download platform. The buy option has been removed. This applies not only to the main game, but also to the two expansions The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Rockstar Games has not yet commented on this. Accordingly, it is only possible to speculate about the possible reasons. Fans suspect that removing GTA 4 on Steam could be due to expired music licenses.

Similar incidents have occurred at GTA Vice City, which was temporarily removed from Steam due to a rights issue with the song Wanna Be Startin 'Somethin' by Michael Jackson. In addition, fans suspect that Rockstar Games could plan the switch from GTA 4 to their own launcher. Other serial branches such as GTA 5 and GTA: San Andreas are still available on Steam, which speaks against this theory.

As soon as further details reach us, you will find out as usual in our news area. If you already own GTA 4 on Steam, you can continue to play it as usual via the launcher. In our GTA 5 news section you can read all the news about the current part of the popular Grand Theft Auto series. Most recently GTA 5 in the Xbox Game Pass added. (buy now for € 13.99)

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