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Games for Windows Live is being removed from Grand Theft Auto IV, plus other changes

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We finally have news about what is happening to Grand Theft Auto IV after it was pulled off a Steam due to running out of GFWL keys. A important message was put on both the Grand Theft Auto IV, and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City's Steam page:

"We are making a number of changes to make sure players who own Grand Theft Auto IV and GTA: Episodes from Liberty City can continue to enjoy these games.

New Players
Starting 03/19/2020, Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will replace both Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City wherever it is currently digitally available. Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will as also be available via the Rockstar Games Launcher.Current game save files will be compatible with Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition.
 
As a result of this update the following services will no longer be available in Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition:
  • Games for Windows Live
  • Multiplayer mode
  • Leaderboards
 
The following Radio Stations will be temporarily unavailable in Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
  • RamJam FM, Self-Actualization FM, and Vice City FM (previously available in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City)
 
Note: Because Japanese is a supported language for Grand Theft Auto IV, but is not supported for Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, players will continue to be able to play Grand Theft Auto IV with Japanese sub-titles but will need to select another language in order to play Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.
 
Current Players
Players who have previously installed and played Grand Theft Auto IV or Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City will be able to update their copy to Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition through the following means:
 
Steam Users
Depending on the game, players on Steam will need to install or update their current game:
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City will be removed and replaced with GTAIV: Complete Edition in the launcher library. Update file size is expected to be approximately 22GB
  • Grand Theft Auto IV owners will download content from Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and their game will update to GTAIV: Complete Edition. Update file size is expected to be approximately 6GB

 

Physical Media
  • Games not previously activated using Games for Windows Live will be able to use the Key on the back of the game manual to activate and update to Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition

 

Games for Windows Live Digital Store Purchases
  • Games previously activated using Games for Windows Live will require players to create and/or link their Social Club accounts in replacement of Games for Windows Live to update to Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
 
Note: New activations from players trying to install current copies of Grand Theft Auto IV may be disrupted until Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition is available. All users will need to be connected to the internet and authenticate their copy of the game."
 
In addition to removing GFWL, a complete addition with the base game, and it expansion packs will replace these old versions. It also seems that some of the radio stations for Episodes from Liberty City won't be available when the complete edition comes out, without any explanation.
 
What do you think about these changes? Are you happy, or are you upset that PC is losing online multiplayer?

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I'm actually more concerned about achievements to be honest :s

For a long time, GFWL was the only "service" on pc that supported them (and I still appreciate its design for them).

Also, I guess like this finally means retail users won't need to keep their DVD in the drive anymore? Craaazy.

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On 2/19/2020 at 9:03 PM, Mirh said:

I'm actually more concerned about achievements to be honest :s

Yeah, that! Considering that GTA IV doesn't support Steam achievements.

 

EDIT: disregard that, they actuall added Steam achievements to GTA IV!😮

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48 minutes ago, Jitterdoomer said:

If users keep complaining about lack of multiplayer and soundtracks, GO FUCK YOURSELF ASSHOLE!

Nobody asked.

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Sorry, first timer here. 

 

Any news on cloud saves? the amount of times Ive started GTA IV and not finished it and lost my save is mind boggling.

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