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GTA 4 to return to Steam without GFWL in required update — could affect all achievements

On the other hand, the sport is making a comeback with a mandatory upgrade to the Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition, which eliminates multiplayer style, leaderboards and critically, the Games for Windows Live support — which could imply GTA 4’s entire achievement list becomes discontinued/unobtainable.

With Microsoft no longer supporting Games For Windows Live, it is no longer possible to create the additional keys needed to keep on selling the current version of the game”

Today GTA 4 is making a comeback to the digital storefront without Games for Windows Live. An update over on the match’s Steam page reads, “Beginning 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’s currently publicly available. As a consequence of this upgrade, these services will no longer be available in Grand Theft Auto IV: Total Edition, Games for Windows Live, Multiplayer style and Leaderboards”

Current Steam owners are going to need to update their current game to the Entire Edition replacing their already installed version. Those who have the game and have not previously activated the product key via Games for Windows Live can use the key to activate and update their match into the Complete Edition.

Rockstar has also warned that new activations from players trying to set up current versions of GTA 4 could be disrupted until the newest version is available.

Though all current game save files will be compatible with the new edition, it is completely possible that combined with the removal of Games for Windows Live, accomplishments may no longer unlock with the game when the update goes live on March 19. As a precaution, it’s likely worth working through the game today before this date to grab any achievements you have not yet unlocked.

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