Grand Theft Auto IV, however, can still be made available for download on the PC. Both retail versions (which come with a free trial of the Rockstar Games Social Club and the Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City) as well as the PC version bundled with Max Payne 3 include a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV.
The port of the PC version is based on the Xbox 360 version, with the PC version having exclusive features over the console version. On the menu screens, the Xbox Live status is only noted when Niko is on the Xbox 360 version of the game, so switching between platforms or going back to an unowned 360 version does not transfer Xbox Live status. Keyboard keys are not bound to PC controls; they have to be set manually (it cannot be changed in-game with any of the inventory items). However, some of the more recent Rockstar titles have features in the PC version that are not available on console, such as the Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City. These episodes can be downloaded through the Rockstar Games Social Club, but unfortunately cannot be downloaded directly.
On consoles, developers can set up the games to release specific content at any time. Players with the Steam version of the game will be able to download previously-released DLC content (including new missions and other content) on their own schedule. Grand Theft Auto IV's first game released on the PC in September of 2009. In the years since, the PC version has had three major updates and numerous minor updates. The PC version lacks the dynamic lighting technology of Grand Theft Auto IV and its console equivalents, and many of its bonus features are either relegated to downloadable content or are not available at all. However, the PC version can be patched to include the features of the subsequent DLC packs, such as Max Payne 3, which has not been released on any other console. 3d9ccd7d82