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Rockstar launches dedicated game launcher for Windows, gives away GTA: San Andreas

about 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Rockstar has announced and released a dedicated launcher for its library of games on Windows.

Announced via a news release on the game developer's official newswire, the Rockstar Games Launcher is touted to allow for users to "quickly and easily access [their] Rockstar Games PC collection in a single place," with features including cloud saving and auto-updating for games such as those in the Grand Theft Auto series.

The Rockstar Games Launcher is yet another dedicated developer launcher following the likes of the Bethesda Launcher, Ubisoft's Ubisoft Connect, and the Battle.net by Blizzard. These launchers allow for these developers to acquire 100% of the revenue from digital sales of their games, circumventing the game industry's standard 30% cut for console platform holders as well as popular storefronts such as Steam and GOG.com.

The following lists were provided of Rockstar Games' titles that are supported and not supported by the company's launcher:

PC titles supported via the Rockstar Games Launcher: Grand Theft Auto V Max Payne 3 L.A. Noire Bully: Scholarship Edition Grand Theft Auto III Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas L. A. Noire: The VR Case Files (supported, but not available for purchase via the Rockstar Games Launcher)

PC titles not currently supported via the Rockstar Games Launcher: Grand Theft Auto IV Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Grand Theft Auto 2 Grand Theft Auto Max Payne Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Manhunt Midnight Club 2

As part of a limited time promotion, users that download the Rockstar Games Launcher from Rockstar's official website will be able to download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for free and keep it forever registered to their Rockstar Social Club account. No end date was given for this promotion.

Further coverage: Rockstar Games Newswire

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The Rockstar Games Launcher is a new Windows desktop application that allows you to quickly and easily access your Rockstar Games PC collection in a single place, across both digital and disc-based titles including ones purchased from various other digital stores.

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