If you went to purchase Grand Theft Auto: Vice City recently and couldn't find it, there is good reason – it was pulled. According to Rockstar Games, the maker and distributor for the game, there is an issue licensing for some music found on the game.
Rockstar Games, which markets and produces numerous video games recently had to pull their Grand Theft Auto: Vice city game from digital stores due to a possible copyright licensing claim on one of the songs imbedded in the game. In a recent statement from the company they write: “Due to some music licensing issues, we’ve had to temporarily remove Vice City PC from digital stores. We’ll make it available again as soon as possible.”
While many Internet gaming forums have rumored it may be about a Michael Jackson track, there has been no official statement in regards to the rumor or exactly the issue is all about. A few on-line gaming sites such as gameinformer.com are reporting the company stated that the iOS and Android version of the game will still be available very soon.
Rockstar Games began in 1998 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The company famous for such games as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, The Warriors and all manner of intense action games suited to all manner of free range or open world style of playing. The company is also known for their own game engine called the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), which enabled players to use the home PC, Play Station 3, Xbox 360 and the Wii gaming systems. Their website can be found at Rockstargames.