Rockstar Games Launcher Revealed, Giving Away GTA: San Andreas for a Limited Time

Published: September 17, 2019 2:16 PM /


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The Rockstar Games Launcher has been revealed as yet another desktop client that focuses on the PC titles from Rockstar Games. What's more, downloading it now will give you Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas completely for free — but only for a limited time.

The Lowkey Launch of the Rockstar Games Launcher

Rockstar Games has had their Social Club for some time now, focusing as a sort of separate ecosystem for PC games — even for those of us who have purchased titles like Grand Theft Auto V on other digital storefronts like Steam. Although the Rockstar Social Club has been around for a few years now, the company had not yet released its own desktop client. That has all changed today.

The Rockstar Games Launcher is exactly what it says on the tin: a launcher for the various video games that have been made by Rockstar Games over the years. It's not always known if they'll take the time to support their older creations, but the inclusion of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as a free bonus shows that they're supporting most of their PC titles. To log in with it, you use your Rockstar Social Club account if you have one, or add others and it can scan your computer for other Rockstar titles.

A Precursor to Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC?

Red Dead Redemption 2 has long been rumored to be making its way to PC. The evidence is mounting, and the reveal of the Rockstar Games Launcher today may be the first step towards getting an eventual PC release of this game.

The one thing we don't know for sure is whether or not Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on other storefronts like Steam. You can get the Rockstar Games Launcher over at the Rockstar Games website along with the bonus of a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a limited time.

Quick Take

I decided to give the Rockstar Games Launcher a spin and see what it's like. I was very suddenly greeted with flashbacks to the repeated crashes while playing Grand Theft Auto Online as it horrendously lagged my PC and froze up entirely. I guess it wouldn't be a Rockstar Games launch if it worked right on the first day.

What do you think of the Rockstar Games Launcher? Are you going to install it, or do you prefer to launch their games through other storefronts like Steam? Let us know in the comments below!

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