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Rockstar has its own game launcher, and GTA: San Andreas is free

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Players can purchase games through the launcher, too

Trevor swings at a mime with a baseball bat in Grand Theft Auto 5, mime looks shocked and scared
Trevor swings at a mime in Grand Theft Auto 5
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Rockstar Games has released its own game launcher, offering Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas up for free with the platform’s debut.

The Rockstar Games Launcher is the central hub for everything Rockstar on Windows PC. At launch in the store, Bully: Scholarship Edition is available for $14.99, Max Pain 3: Complete Edition is $34.98, L.A. Noire: Complete Edition is $29.99, Grand Theft Auto 3 is $9.99, Grand Theft Auto 5: Premium Edition is $34.98, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is $9.99.

Once it’s downloaded, the Rockstar Games Launcher will ask to scan your PC for any currently installed Rockstar titles and will pull them into the launcher. Any saves should also transition into the launcher. You’ll need the app to play these games. It’ll also link your Rockstar Social Club account to cloud saves, and automatically update games.

Essentially, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a company’s own launcher; it doesn’t appear to be drastically breaking the mold from any other ones out there. And there are quite a few publisher-specific ones now: the Rockstar Games Launcher joins apps like Electronic Arts’ Origin, Ubisoft’s Uplay, and the Bethesda.net Launcher.

The Rockstar Games Launcher is available now for PC from the Rockstar website.