Showing posts with label Rockstar Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rockstar Games. Show all posts

Monday, January 13, 2020

Grand Theft Auto 4 No Longer Selling on Steam

Over the weekend, Rockstar Games has pulled off selling for PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam, for now.

Almost like every other game from Grand Theft Auto series by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, 2008 action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto IV has made headlines for controversy and sold out millions of copies over its lifetime.

Most recently, GTA IV has been restricted from purchase for players on PC digital distribution storefront Steam without any prior announcement because the game is not supported on Games for Windows Live platform anymore.

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Grand Theft Auto 4 No Longer Selling on Steam

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A technical issue arises lately upon Microsoft deciding not to continue supporting a prominent online gaming feature that allowed players to cross-play between PC and Xbox 360 and for which, GTA IV was originally created for.

Now that their service is no longer available, Rockstar Games can't generate keys anymore to sell the game. Currently, they are considering any viable option to digitally distribute Grand Theft Auto 4 on PC once again in future.

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Rockstar has released an official statement on inquiry of what made them take such a step all of a sudden.

Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform. With Microsoft no longer supporting Games For Windows Live, it is no longer possible to generate the additional keys needed to continue selling the current version of the game. We are looking at other options for distributing GTAIV for PC and will share more information as soon as we can.

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After a marketplace shutdown notice back in 2013, Microsoft officially discontinued Games for Windows Live a year later. Although it was accessible through Steam, many developers have removed its system integration over time.

Rockstar has made sure that no one can buy a copy of GTA 4 on Steam but a product page is still up there and this latest issue with Windows Live services following its demise will now affect sales of its PC version on similar outlets.

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Last year, players faced issues regarding soundtracks for the title and developers stepped in to disable in-game music. Even though many have found ways to avoid losing access to licensed songs, similar treatment may arise for its sequels.

There have also been rumors of a planned remake or remastered version of GTA IV and its expansions to make them playable on modern consoles but it seems like Rockstar is more concerned with Grand Theft Auto VI right now.

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Despite its sequel Grand Theft Auto V being one of the best-selling games of all time, there are still many who are in love with journey of protagonist Niko Bellic trying to find his place in Liberty City and would love to keep playing.

Rockstar Games launcher for PC made its debut nearing end of last year and players are heavily speculating that they simply removed Grand Theft Auto IV from Steam and other digital platforms to add the title to their own launcher.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Xbox Game Pass Adds Grand Theft Auto V

Xbox Game Pass adds Grand Theft Auto V along with access to GTA Online for Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members.

Contrary to their common practice of announcing upcoming games for Xbox Game Pass in advance, Microsoft quietly added 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V from developer/publisher Rockstar Games to its lineup.

Whether you have already played the game to death for so many times or never actually had a chance to experience GTA V ever before, this is your chance this year to jump on right now only if you have a Game Pass subscription.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Grand Theft Auto V

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Step into Blaine County and city of Los Santos to play as career criminals Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips in an interconnected narrative that sends you to complete missions by pulling off heists with their set skills.

Those with a membership of Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold won't have to stick to its main story and can get access to Grand Theft Auto Online for playing together with up to 30 players and have fun causing mayhem.

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GTA Online has received a total of 25 updates ever since it came out on Xbox One that will allow you to customize your character, change stats, take on missions to get cash and earn a reputation to improve your criminal ranks.

You can save up to 10% on purchase of Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack or Shark Cash Cards with your Xbox Game Pass membership to help expand your empire with lavish possessions or just get a 20% off on base game purchase.

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Rockstar Games has seen immense success with GTA 5 that has managed to remain top-seller title for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 since release by rolling out new contents and online expansions regularly to generate revenue.

Currently, only players on Xbox One consoles with a subscription of Xbox Game Pass can play Grand Theft Auto V for free. Game Pass for PC players has yet to include the title to their catalog and don't have access to it yet.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

Rockstar Games released a beautiful new 4K trailer for upcoming PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Just so you know, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have announced long-awaited PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 earlier this month, which is set to arrive on November 5, 2019.

Details on PC system requirements, pre-order bonus and screenshots are already released. They drop an official trailer lately to showcase graphical superiority of upcoming RDR2 port in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

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Skipping both gameplay and story, new official PC trailer focuses on beautiful world of Red Dead Redemption 2.




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Rockstar has worked really hard to make PC version of the game an ultimate version with major improvements in graphics and performance. Its expansive open-world will feel more immersive with improved lighting for day and night.

Players on PC will be able to experience adventures of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang on multi-monitor and widescreens. Almost every aspect of your surrounding environment is reworked with better rendition of textures.

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Before heralding its arrival on a superior platform, RDR2 looked pretty slick even on limitations of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Rockstar intends to take full advantage of hardware potential of PC to retell their epic saga.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is currently available to pre-order on Rockstar Games Launcher, From October 23, RDR2 will come to Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store followed by Steam on December 2019.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Crackdown 2 Developers Working on New Rockstar Game

Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games is hiring talents to reportedly work on new project for Rockstar Games.

British video game developer Ruffian Games has made a name for themselves in video game industry after working on Xbox 360-exclusive action-adventure game Crackdown 2 back in 2010 for publisher Microsoft Game Studios.

After rumors starts flying about developer/publisher Rockstar Games having multiple new games in development and confirmed by a former employee, it is revealed lately that Ruffian is involved in one of their upcoming projects.

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Crackdown 2 Developers Working on New Rockstar Game

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Following their successful stint on second installment of Crackdown series, they contributed to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Crackdown 3 multiplayer mode Wrecking Zone this year alongside several other projects.

Their job listing on official site is looking to hire talents for a few positions for multiplayer action games including roles like senior engineer, senior gameplay engineer and UI engineer but no mentions for Rockstar Games are found there.

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However, they recently retweeted an article shared by Scottish Games Network that mentioned about working on games for Rockstar.


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Both Rockstar and Ruffian are Scottish companies and the latter is comprised of former developers of Grand Theft Auto series. These are some relatable factors for starters that make their partnership great and meaningful.

There is no clear indication of what they will be working on though except for their "multiplayer action games" title will be for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and "future platforms", meaning upcoming PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett.

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Rockstar made huge bucks from their 2013 action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V, which is one of the best-selling games of all time. In 2019, they brought home more cash from Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Redemption 2.

They may or may not be working on long-anticipated game Bully 2 and possibly an online multiplayer mode for it. Their plan of working on games for next-generation consoles as well as current platforms doesn't mean much either.

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There was rumor of Grand Theft Auto VI being a PS5 launch title featuring a female protagonist and an even bigger map than GTAV. Before Rockstar released GTA5 on PS4 and Xbox One, they brought the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 first.

Since GTA6 is likely to be a much larger release than any of their previous games, Rockstar Games may not bring their next project to older platforms and despite their vast resources, has recruited Ruffian Games for additional support.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

Rockstar Games reveals new details on Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version, high-definition screenshots and specs.

Last week, official announcement for PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was made by developer/publisher Rockstar Games out of nowhere and it proved a long-running rumor to be true after all.

Arriving on November 5 for PC platform, RDR2 is currently up for pre-order exclusively through Rockstar Games Launcher. A bunch of new graphical and performance improvements are added to make this an ultimate version of the game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

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You get to pick any two Rockstar Games classic PC titles as pre-order bonus for purchasing your copy using their own launcher before October 22.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

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Players will become eligible to receive special bonuses for placing their pre-order though Rockstar launcher within above-mentioned date. Besides, PC version is already getting some extra stuff that was not part of console release.

Upgrades like cash bonus, Le Trésor des Morts treasure map, outlaw survival kit and war horse will be included for Story mode. Additionally, 50 Gold Bars comes as in-game currency for RDR2 multiplayer component Red Dead Online.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Version Pre-Order Bonus

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On top of every piece of extra digital content, Rockstar launcher will give you $20 instant discount on both Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. This exclusive price off will not be available for any other third-party outlets ever.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on other digital storefronts like Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store from October 23 but its Steam release however, is delayed to December 2019.

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Ultimate Arthur Morgan Epic

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Rockstar Games intends to utilize full power of PC platform to bring their detailed world of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang to life. They worked on high quality lighting, improved reflection and better shadow resolutions for great immersion.

Part of its graphical enhancements offers HDR support, so that you can enjoy 4K resolution and go beyond with display setup. On top of superior frame-rates, multi-monitor and widescreen configurations are added as well.

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Improved Snow Trails

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PC version getting bonus content starts with three new Bounty Hunter missions, two gang hideouts and treasure maps in Story mode. A couple of collectible trinket items would increase your horse bonding experience, looted ammo and more.

Newly included weapons arsenal comes with Evans Repeater, High Roller revolver, Le Mat revolver and M1899 pistol. Except for M1899 semi-automatic handgun, all three new additions were previously exclusive to RDO.

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New Story Mode Weapons

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Wild horse variations will feature new horse Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Few Spot Appaloosa, Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Warped Brindle Arabian within assorted herds.

Also, war horse Perlino Andalusian and Red Chestnut Arabian are making their way to RDR2 from the world of Red Dead Online. An official trailer for upcoming PC release will arrive very soon and it will be in 4K at 60 FPS.

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New Wild Horse Variations

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Rockstar Games have specified varied CPU requirements to run Red Dead Redemption 2 for best possible performance.

Minimum Requirements:

OS:  Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
Processor:  Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
Memory:  8 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB/AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements:

OS:  Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
Processor:  Intel Core i7-4770K/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory:  12 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 4 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

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When Rockstar Games Launcher was revealed for PC games last month, it became pretty evident that the studio is most likely to add some high-profile titles from their catalog and an announcement for RDR2 came shortly afterwards.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in October 2018. A year later, Rockstar decided to release it on PC and it is also going to be a launch title for streaming platform Google Stadia.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

After many leaks and rumors, Rockstar Games has finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, dated for next month.

Although Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced and launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, fans were asking for a PC version all along.

With a series of speculation, found hint within codes and through many other means, people were speculating a port. Rockstar has officially announced today that RDR2 will be arriving on PC platform on November 5, 2019.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

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Starting from October 9, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET, pre-order will exclusively become available through Rockstar Games Launcher. Players who would make purchase through their client will receive special bonuses and free games.

Other in-game incentives include cash bonus, outlaw survival kit, treasure map and war horse for Story mode. 50 Gold Bars will be given to you in multiplayer component Red Dead Online, which can be used as in-game currency.

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Placing your pre-order for RDR2 via Rockstar launcher before October 22 will allow you to pick any two of following classic PC titles for free.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

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From October 23, players will be able to pre-order the game from Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming, Humble Store and other digital distribution outlets with an exception of Steam, where RDR2 will be available on December.

Only 25 Gold Bars for RDO will be offered as pre-purchase bonus, which is significantly less compared to official Rockstar launcher. Also, Special Edition and Ultimate Edition will not likely be discounted for $20 on third-party storefronts.

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Last month, Rockstar has launched their own video game launcher for PC platform with a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas offered for free and those who haven't yet downloaded yet have until October 8 to claim the giveaway.

Other than PC version, RDR2 will come to Google Stadia on November as a launch title but a definitive launch date is yet to be confirmed. Rockstar Games will be revealing details on hardware requirements and more very soon.

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Aside from graphical and technical improvements, new story mode content like bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons and more are added to it. Players can venture into the shared world of Red Dead Online as well with all updates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 marks the third entry in Red Dead series and a prequel to 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. Also, this is the first ever game from known franchise to be featured on PC platform due to huge fan demand.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Red Dead Online May Have Teased Undead Nightmare

Rockstar Games may be teasing Undead Nightmare for Red Dead Online with zombies showing up in-game.

Within a month after launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Western-themed action-adventure smash-hit title Red Dead Redemption 2 has added its multiplayer component Red Dead Online but it failed to be just as successful.

After brand-new Frontier Pursuits update is deployed earlier this month, many players have reported sighting of zombies in RDO and skeptical fans theorizes that developer/publisher Rockstar Games is teasing Undead Nightmare.

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Red Dead Online May Have Teased Undead Nightmare

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It starts with one Redditor noticing dead bodies lying around near swamp area after last week's update, which he originally thought to be a glitch. Then some more corpses were found that has pale blue skin and doesn't seem like glitch anymore.

The first zombie NPC that was ever sighted near swamp was not lying down and had grayish skin color. Also, Halloween is only months away from now, so it is possible that Rockstar is cooking something for their cowboy adventure.

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Image of that creepy-looking zombie lady is made it to Twitter and players started speculating about it on social media.


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Couple of more blue-skinned dead bodies found near Armadillo, which could later serve as a ground zero for an outbreak. They were all lying in a small hole in the ground for a while and couple of them was on a nearby wagon.

There is once instance where there are two glowing green-eyed dead bodies in a house that has been viciously murdered with their clothes and skin torn. Either it was a robber that killed them or an infected person before then they start turning.

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Now whether their implementation is of a DLC expansion of original Red Dead Redemption or just a limited time event for upcoming Halloween season is not clear to anyone yet but these piles of corpses are real source of spook.

Rockstar launched Undead Nightmare as a paid DLC with single-player missions, events as well as some multiplayer game modes on Halloween of 2010 and within the premise of Red Dead Online, something similar is very much possible.

Rockstar Games Gets Their Own Launcher for PC

Rockstar Games announced their own PC game launcher and offering copy of GTA: San Andreas for free!

Joining trend of having their own Windows desktop application like many AAA- publishers, Rockstar Games have announced their digital games launcher for PC today to make it a one stop access for all your games in a single library.

To celebrate debut of their new client, players will be able to claim a free copy of classic 2004 action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a limited time after successfully installing Rockstar Games launcher for PC platform.

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Rockstar Games Gets Their Own Launcher for PC

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Once you are finished downloading and done with installation process, the launcher will ask to scan your PC for any existing Rockstar title upon login and then add them to client, which will be needed to play those games from now on.

Any saves for your current games would make it to the launcher and you will be linked to Rockstar Social Club account for cloud saves. Automatic updates are also available as a regular feature that you see on any other standard client.

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Aside from shopping through your desktop app, all previously purchased physical games and titles bought from other digital stores like Steam can be integrated into one collection for your convenience with new features to come soon.

Titles that are currently supported in Rockstar launcher are Bully: Scholarship Edition, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, L.A. Noire, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files and Max Payne 3.

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Rockstar Games PC Launcher UI

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For long, Steam digital distribution storefront from Valve Corporation has served as a primary hub for gamers to have their PC titles at one place before apps like Bethesda.net, Origin of Electronic Arts and Uplay from Ubisoft came along.

Now a days, every major video game publisher are trying to push consumers to their own digital outlets ever since Epic Games Store has come to play and Rockstar Games is just joining that flow without breaking any major mold.