Grand Theft Auto 4 is one of the best GTA games I have ever played. The character Niko Bellic is just awesome, and he is quite different from other GTA characters we have seen. Today, we have news that Grand Theft Auto 4 Steam page does not allow players to buy the game any more. Previously, we saw GTA Vice City being removed from Marketplace in 2012, due to copyright claim, over the “Wanna be Starting” song by Micheal Jackson. GTA 4 afterward acknowledged this issue, and in 2018, they replaced several old songs, which had license getting expired.
Firstly, the reason behind GTA 4 removal could be that Valve might not have enough keys left for players. Secondly, Rockstar might try to move their game from Steam to Rockstar Launcher. Thirdly, it might be due to Music Licences getting expired, and Rockstar would search for replacements before getting a claim. Additionally, GTA 4 Port was very bad, and they might try to make some improvements, hence a major update coming who knows. The last and very least guess could be that Rockstar is now trying to port the game to Steam Multiplayer.
Well, this is really sad if its completely being removed from Steam, because Steam is one of those platforms that are really complete. I understand it might move to Epic Games launcher or maybe Rockstar Launcher, but Steam is just something different. Furthermore, you can still buy the game from Humble store, fanatical and many others.
Players who have already bought the game can still play it, however, new players cannot purchase it anymore. Neither as a gift nor for themselves. Despite this game is one of the worst of Rockstar’s in terms of optimization, it still has Very Positive Reviews. The system requirements for GTA 4 are listed below.
Official Minimum Requirements
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz / AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
- Memory: 1.5GB
- Free Hard Drive Space: 16GB
- Video Card: 256MB NVidia 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
- DirectX 9 Stereo Sound Card
- Keyboard & Mouse
Official Recommended Requirements
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz / AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
- Memory: 2GB (Windows XP) 2.5GB (Windows Vista)
- Free Hard Drive Space: 18GB
- Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870
- DirectX 9 Surround Sound Card
- Keyboard & Mouse