"some music licensing issues" have cropped up, which is likely surrounding Michael Jackson's 'Wanna be Startin' Something'.
That little 1980's gem is controlled by Sony Music Entertainment. The temporary removal of digital copies for sale shouldn't affect Vice City's iOS launch, apparently. Damn you Fever 105!
The in-game radio station Fever 105 airs the MJ song, alongside 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life' fby Indeep, 'All Night Long' by Mary Jane Girls and ten other tracks.
It's the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that's too blame as it extends to digital video game distribution as well as normal online media content, reports
"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," Rockstar told one concerned gamer.
GTA Vice City "temporarily" removed due to "music licensing issues"
16 November 2012 | By Simon Priest