The days when Steam was the de facto PC launcher and game store seem to be over. Epic Games has now revealed almost every kink in its armor and everyone wants to set up their own shop. The most recent addition to the band is Rockstar Games, who has just announced his Game Launcher, which is obviously the largest franchise company, Grand Theft Auto.
To be fair, game publishers have long had their own game launch programs that gamer can use to collect and run games they have released. The big difference between then and now is that more and more publishers are using their launchers as a showcase to buy their games.
Rockstar Games may not be as big as the name suggests, but this name is in fact synonymous with Grand Theft Auto. It also has other titles under its belt, like Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne. There are also unique hits like LA Noire and Bully, but it's really the biggest money-maker at GTA.
If you have an extensive GTA collection, the new Rockstar Games Launcher may be just what you are looking for, as it brings all these games under one roof. This applies regardless of whether you purchased the games digitally or have the physical CD at hand. And like Steam, but unlike the Epic Games Store, the Rockstar Games Launcher supports cloud storage for all titles.
If you do not have any of these games, you can of course also buy them in the launcher. Rockstar even helps players get started with their collection by offering Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, a GTA classic, for free to those who install the launcher today and only for a limited time. Of course, if you've already bought GTA games on Steam, Rockstar's separate launcher seems to be an exercise in redundancy, unless you're a diehard Rockstar fan.