Rockstar Games Launcher is studio’s new online PC store and hub

Wonder! Rockstar Video games now has its personal PC launcher, accurately (if slightly blandly) referred to as the Rockstar Video games Launcher.

You’ll obtain the brand new launcher right here. Thru it, you’ll redeem a virtual replica of 2004’s Grand Robbery Auto: San Andreas without spending a dime. Throughout the integrated retailer, you’ll purchase different Rockstar video games like Bully and Grand Robbery Auto V.

A variety of corporations have their very own PC launchers, similar to Bethesda and Snowstorm. Whilst virtual retail outlets like Steam are massive, they take a large minimize of all gross sales. Maximum video games on Steam give 30% of all gross sales to Valve. Even the Epic Video games Retailer nonetheless takes a 12% minimize. This is extra beneficiant than Valve, however it’s nonetheless cash now not going to Rockstar (or different devs with their very own launchers). This launcher may assist Rockstar stay the entire income of the gross sales of its PC video games.

To start with look, this new launcher turns out slightly barren. Rockstar doesn’t have too many video games on the market, and it doesn’t appear to have options for such things as a pals listing, messaging, or mod strengthen. The latter is a large deal for video games like Grand Robbery Auto V, which has a large modding scene.

It’s additionally slightly unusual to speculate like this in PC gaming when Rockstar’s final primary liberate, 2018’s Crimson Useless Redemption 2, has now not pop out for PC. Rockstar hasn’t even introduced a PC model of the open-world cowboy sport.

We’ve reached out to Rockstar to get extra information about this release, and we’ll replace this tale if we listen again.

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