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

Written 9 months 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 Small Rockstar Games Launcher iconRockstar 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 Small Grand Theft Auto iconGrand Theft Auto series.

The Rockstar Games Launcher is yet another dedicated developer launcher following the likes of the Small Bethesda Launcher iconBethesda Launcher, Ubisoft's Small Uplay iconUplay, and the Small Battle.net App iconBattle.net App 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 Small Steam iconSteam and Small GOG.com iconGOG.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
Small Max Payne iconMax Payne 3
Small L.A. Noire iconL.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