The initiator of Rockstar Games opened its virtual doors on September 17, just a couple of days ago, becoming the last company to have its own launcher and game store. This means that Rockstar has just joined large companies such as Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft, further fracturing the market and increasing the privatization of digital properties. There are currently only several games available at its designated store, including several versions of Grand Theft Auto, LA Noire and other critically acclaimed, and as a promotional trick, the company is giving away a free digital copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to all Those who download their launcher now!
While the company did not offer an official statement at this time, it is presumed that in this, as in most other cases, the plan is to control a greater part of the game’s profits. It is a well known fact that stores that offer the service of promotion and sale of PC games take a considerable part of the profits. Namely, Steam, one of the most popular store platforms, requires a 30% profit cut, while the Epic Games Store take is significantly less, at 12%. In this way, Rockstar is able to bypass profit sharing and get a bigger piece of cake, if not all for them.
Now, all this would not be so important if it did not imply anything else, and that is the question that burned in everyone’s mind last year. With this game store and client for PC, the fire increases once again and, naturally, is the question that arose on the entire web almost a year ago: Will Red Dead Redemption 2 reach PC?
RDR2 comes to the PC?
Rumors began to circulate once again, but Rockstar Games has not yet confirmed or denied any of them. However, this time it seems we have more than unfounded rumors. According to an online source, a reference “RDR2_PC” circulated the Rockstar Social Club.
The critically acclaimed game transition would definitely be a logical move after opening its own customer and PC game store, but so far it remains an illusion. Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for PS4 and Xbox One, and now, almost a year after its launch, enjoy some of the highest ratings in history with the most respectable posts that give it 5 out of 5 or 10 out of 10. The game has 97/100 in Metacritic, 9/10 in GameSpot and 10/10 of IGN, among others, so a PC version would definitely be welcome.
Ready for another icon to decorate the already crammed desktop of your gaming PC? Rockstar has revealed the Rockstar Games Launcher, the new home of the Grand Theft Auto Titan titles for PC.
It’s quite simple software: you can buy a large selection of Rockstar games from the launcher and then use them to activate them too. If you’ve used Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher for World of Warcraft Classic, Starcraft and Diablo, you’ll know what to expect.