Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)is returning to Steam as Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, but it is missing a few things. The two most notable aspects missing are the multiplayer mode and the leaderboards.
After being delisted from Steam a month ago, Rockstar explained to USgamer that it was unable to “generate the additional keys needed to continue selling the current version of the game”, as Microsoft had officially ended support for Games for Windows Live.
A couple of radio stations in the game ( i.e.player, RamJam FM, Self-Actualization FM, and Vice City FM) will be off the air as well as a result of music licensing agreements expiring (and no estimate when they will be back). Pre-made DLC content from Grand Theft Auto IV will also still be available to play in the Complete Edition.
The publisher also stated that the Complete Edition will also include parts from Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City whenever it becomes available digitally. The game is also said to be found on Rockstar Games Launcher too, with current save files syncing up with the Complete Edition.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition will arrive on March 19th, 2020. Rockstar Games explained how players will be able to update their copy of the game to the Complete Editon. On Steam, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition will also replace Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City with a 22 GB update and will be updated automatically.
Digital purchases of the game will “require players to create and/or link their Social Club accounts to replace the Games For Windows Live”. Rockstar also explained that players current save files will be compatible with the new game. Those with physical copies of Grand Theft Auto IV will be able to get the newer version with a code found on the back of the box.