That's right, if you purchase GTA IV you'll have to subscribe to the Games for Windows live service to play it.
Games for Windows Live launched last year with Shadowrun and Halo 2 offering cross-platform matches between Xbox 360 and PC players. Since then, however, the service has struggled.
What better way then to swell it's low subscription figures than by making one of the most anticipated games of the year a Games For Windows Live exclusive.
Luckily, prospective GTA IV owners will be glad to hear that the yearly Gold membership that was initially charged for subscribing to the service was scrapped back in July.
The GFW exclusives don't stop there either. Expect to sign up to the service if you want to play Fallout 3, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and Activision's James Bond: Quantum of Solace.
Sign away folks.
Source :: Spong