Rockstar has had a rocky few months, what with the exit of Dan Houser – whose brainchildren embody Pink Useless Redemption 2 and GTA V – and Grand Theft Auto IV being pulled from sale in January. Fortunately, the NYC-based writer is getting again on monitor.
Based on The Verge, GTA IV is lastly returning on Steam on March 19, following its weeks-long hiatus.
Final month, Rockstar was compelled to drag the sport from sale after working out of serial keys and assist, which Microsoft was offering up till the demise of its Video games for Home windows Stay platform (could it relaxation in peace). The excellent news is that the fictionalized New York Metropolis-set sport shall be out there for obtain as soon as once more on Steam.
Besides there’s a catch
Don’t plan that LAN/WAN social gathering with your pals simply but. GTA IV could also be coming again, however not with out some huge modifications in addition to a few lacking key items, together with that multiplayer mode that made the sport so widespread.
Based on Rockstar’s announcement on Steam, GTA IV is making its huge return as Grand Theft Auto IV: Full Version, which is able to successfully be changing each Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty Metropolis.
Because of this large replace, GTA IV will now not characteristic its groundbreaking multiplayer mode. Sorry people, no extra Quick and Livid digital reenactments for you and your pals.
That’s not all. GTA IV can be shedding its leaderboards, in addition to a few of its radio stations together with RamJam FB, Self-Actualization FM, and Episodes from Liberty Metropolis’s Vice Metropolis FM. Although this isn’t the primary time that GTA IV has misplaced audio earlier than, and Rockstar did particularly say that these stations will solely be quickly unavailable.
What occurs to your GTA IV or GTA: Episodes from Liberty Metropolis copy
On a extra constructive be aware, you received’t must buy GTA IV: Full Modifying when you already personal both GTA IV or GTA: Episodes from Liberty Metropolis.
Rockstar says that those that have both titles downloaded from Steam will be capable of replace their copy to Grand Theft Auto IV: Full Version, whereas gamers with bodily copies not beforehand activated ought to be capable of use the important thing on the again of the sport guide to replace to GTA IV: Full Version. However, those that bought from Home windows Stay Digital Retailer and activated both sport through Video games for Home windows Stay might want to “create and/or hyperlink their Social Membership accounts in alternative of Video games for Home windows Stay so as replace to Grand Theft Auto IV: Full Version.”
As well as, any present sport save information shall be suitable with GTA IV: Full Version. So, you must be capable of proceed with that present sport you’re taking part in on the brand new model of the sport.
Not a Steam consumer? GTA IV: Full Version may even be out there through the Rockstar Video games Launcher.