Petitioning Rockstar Games and 1 other

Remove Games for Windows - LIVE (GFWL) from Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and replace it with Steamworks functionalities.


Dear Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.,

 

We, the community of players still playing Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, are requesting you to formally remove Games for Windows - LIVE (GFWL) from the two games, and instead replace it with Steamworks' multiplayer functionalities.

 

At this time, Grand Theft Auto IV and its expansion are basically the last 2 MAJOR games to still use Games for Windows - LIVE, a now-depracated service by Microsoft. Games, such as Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Super Street Fighter: AE, Red Faction: Guerilla, and Bioshock 2 have all been converted to use Steamworks' multiplayer service. In addition, many games such as DiRT 3, Resident Evil 5, and Dead Rising 2 are all in the process of also switching over to use Steamworks instead.

 

So Rockstar, please do us all a favor. Follow the lead of other publishers and remove GFWL from GTA 4 and GTA: EFLC. It is a depracated service that only causes issues for the end-user (See: Steam reviews for GTA 4, especially the negative section). As you can see above, it was worth it for many publishers, and I believe it will be worth it for Rockstar Games as well. Thank you.

Letter to
Rockstar Games
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc
Remove Games for Windows - LIVE (GFWL) from Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and replace it with Steamworks functionalities