It seems that the ongoing trend of Gaming Publisher who makes their own Store is on its streak, as Rockstar Games has also joined the fray. You can now download the Rockstar Games Launcher to see the results for yourself – and get a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as a bonus.
Rockstar Games Launcher for PC, What’s in Store?
The Rockstar Games Launcher works pretty much as you’d expect, once you’ve installed the launcher from the official site. You can buy games through the in-application store – currently including the infamous GTA5, GTA3 Vice City, Max Payne 3, Bully, and L.A. Noire – and run them through the simple interface with the added benefit of automatic updates and cloud saves. Users can also choose to scan their PC for existing Rockstar titles so that you can add them to your library here.
To sweeten the deal, Rockstar is offering a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to redeem through the launcher for “a limited time.” It’ll stick with your library permanently, so you can look for the famed “aw sh*t, here we go again” meme whenever the mood strikes.
It seems that a lot of publisher makes their own launcher to get full profit without any “tax” from other stores. At least it’s simple enough to make a software on PC, there aren’t any barriers to making that happen.
In other words, get used to the Rockstar Games Launcher if you’re waiting for the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release date – chances are high that this will be the exclusive game for Rockstar Games Launcher.