Rockstar Games has officially launched its own game launcher, allowing the game development company to manage its own digital rights management system and encourage players to buy games from them instead of game distributors such as Steam In addition, the company is giving away a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as an incentive for people to jump to its platform.
A movement like this is not surprising. It's something that other development companies, Bethesda, EA and Ubisoft, to name a few, have been doing for some time. This not only gives developers a way to manage their own digital rights management system for their games, but also allows them to sell their games without cutting off their distributors.
According to TweakTown, it is possible that Rockstar is also launching the new game launcher as a showcase for its Red Dead Redemption 2 game available on PS4 and Xbox One. If that is the case, I could suggest that the game will reach PCs with Windows, event if it will not be distributed on other networks, including Steam or Microsoft Store on Windows 10.
Would you buy and play Rockstar directly? Or do you prefer the ease and feature set of going with other platforms like Steam? Your thoughts are welcome in the comments area below.
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