GTA V May Ditch Steam DRM

GTA V May Ditch Steam DRM

Yes, the record busting Grand Theft Auto is back and with a bang too.
Easily, one of the most popular games in the world, GTA V is set o be
released on PC on the 27th of January, 2015. After several delays on the
PC version of the game, it’s finally here and Rockstar has added in
lots of tricks so the game will be very different and more fun to play
on a PC then a console. The troubling part in the latest rumor is that
fans on a NeoGAF thread are talking about the game not using Steam as a means of DRM but instead, the game will be using Rockstar Social Club.

Grand Theft Auto V will Feature its own DRM on PC

Keep in mind that this is still a rumor as of yet but a pretty strong
one tracing it back to it’s sources and supporting hints. The rumor on
NeoGAF forums being discussed by users is that the game will skip steam
entirely and will feature its own DRM. While some PC games use online
authentication for online activation of a game, it’s been a common trend
to use Steam for that purpose.Although games may not necessarily use
steam which seems to be the case with GTA V PC so far, it is very odd
that a household name like the Grand Theft Auto series is now ditching
the platform and aiming for its own Social Club authentication system.

‘Green Man Gaming’, which is a global eCommerce games retailer who is
particularly explicit when it comes to Steam listing as a third-party
DRM authentication system, seems to be missing GTA V from their Steam
listing, which is a strong indicator that copies purchased outside or
even inside of Steam won’t use Steam DRM at all.

Rockstar will need to come up with some very amazing integration as
gamers will not be very comfortable moving away from steam seeing as how
it is the number one platform library for any gamer. Although Rockstar
team has not yet confirmed this rumor as of now but looking at the
signs, it’s quite clear that Grand Theft Auto team intends to leave
steam introducing which may well be the first of many potential
problems of GTA V on PC. We’ll find out more when the game makes its
debut on PC on the coming 27th. We’ll keep you up to date with any more
rumors or official releases on the game.


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