Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is free on PC through Rockstar’s new game launcher

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Rockstar Games has released its new game launcher for PC, simply titled the Rockstar Games Launcher, and it will offer Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for free to those who download it (via Video Games Chronicle).

Just like Epic Games and Ubisoft have done with their own software, the launcher is specific to Rockstar Games’ library of PC titles, including L.A. Noire, Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, the Bully Scholarship Edition, and more. But Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be available for free for a limited time, so snap to it unless you want to fork out an eye-watering £10 for the game elsewhere.

Curiosity has been piqued as to whether the new launcher is a hint that Red Dead Redemption 2 could be ported to PC in the future. Speaking at Baird’s 2019 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that there would be ‘no downside’ to a PC version of the console exclusive rooting-tooting-cowboy-shooting sim. Given that the game received an outstanding critical reception and financial success, it wouldn’t be out of the question, especially as Rockstar Games has turned its console titles into PC releases after their launch.

Yet, Red Dead Online is the studio’s current focus as it has gotten a chunky update that brings Bounty Hunter, Trader, and Collector classes to the game. So, if it happens, we’ll likely be waiting a little while yet. 

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Release Date: October 26, 2004
    • - 01 January 2013 (iOS)
    • - 09 June 2005 (PC, Xbox)
    • - 28 October 2004 (PlayStation 2)
    • - 05 December 2015 (PlayStation 4)
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, macOS, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure
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