Grand Theft Auto 4 heads back to Steam in March

Grand Theft Auto 4 will once again be availble on PC via Steam from 19 March, Rockstar has recently confirmed.

The news comes after the popular game was removed from Steam back in January due to technical issues tied to Microsoft’s outdated Games for Windows Live platform.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will be available on Steam from 19 March, replacing the titles Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. The replacement won’t just be on Steam, but “wherever [the game] is currently digitally available.” Those who’ve previously purchased the old iteration of the game will receive access to the new version.

Save files will be compatible across old and new versions, but the change does mean that a series of features will not be available, including some radio stations, multiplayer and leaderboards.

Grand Theft Auto 4 is usually available on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. It’s backwards compatible on Xbox One.

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