Rockstar Games has just come out with its own official game launcher for Windows PC with a free copy of GTA: San Andreas to boot.
Installing the new Rockstar Games Launcher will allow gamers to buy and play their favorite Rockstar-branded video games all in one place. While the app is still in its early stages as of the moment, players can expect the service to be completed in the coming months.
Rockstar Games Launcher
Rockstar's PC games launcher currently has seven games available for purchase. Bully: Scholarship Edition can be bought for $14.99, Max Pain 3: Complete Edition for $34.98, and L.A. Noire: Complete Edition for $29.99.
The launcher also offers Grand Theft Auto 3 for $9.99, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for $9.99, and Grand Theft Auto 5: Premium Edition for $34.98.
Fans who will download the official Rockstar app will get a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on PC for a limited time.
However, some game titles, such as Manhunt, Midnight Club, and earlier top-down GTA games, are currently unavailable through the PC launcher.
Once the Rockstar Games Launcher is downloaded, the app will ask users for permission to scan their PC for any Rockstar games that are currently installed. It will then pull all of the different game titles into one location. Previous game saves will also be added to the game launcher.
To play a video game, users simply need to open the launcher and they will see all of their game titles there. If they have an active Rockstar Social Club account, the app will also link it to cloud saves. Game updates will be done through the game launcher as well.
Fan Reactions To Rockstar's PC Games Launcher
News about a possible Rockstar games launcher first broke on Tuesday, when eagle-eyed Twitter users spotted the app online. @TezFunz2 shared an image of the PC launcher along with a few features included in the download.
Other users were quick to offer their thoughts on the new games launcher, with some viewing its release as a precursor to more game titles making their way via the app.
Meanwhile, other fans pointed out that the GTA: San Andreas giveaway is a neat idea, but the copy doesn't allow modded content to be included.
There are also those who criticized Rockstar's decision to come out with its own PC game launcher, calling the app as another clone of Blizzard's own Battle.net.
Players can download the Rockstar Game Launcher via the company's Social Club website.