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GTA V could have its own DRM on PC

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Say F*^&ing No to F*&^ing DRM! Also, The Witcher 3 is coming.

Grand Theft Auto V is nearly available on most major platforms, and I’m waiting patiently for the arrival of it on PC. That’s coming in a few short weeks, but it seems like I, along with thousands of others, will have a choice to make. That’s because a rumour suggests that the retail version of the game will be skipping Steam entirely.

Most PC games come with some form of online activation requirement, and most of those end up channelling the power of Steam. There are exceptions to this, where some games choose to use their own for of DRM, and it seems to be the case with Grand Theft Auto V. If the listing on GreenManGaming is anything to go by, Rockstar could be making use of their own Social Club authentication ( or worse, Denuvo) rather than Valve’s tried and tested system.

I usually shop on GreenManGaming, and they’re pretty explicit when it comes to listing Steam as a third-party DRM authentication. That’s missing from the GTA V listing, which is a strong indicator that copies purchased outside of Steam won’t use it at all. Steam is pretty great as an authentication service, so Rockstar’s own system better be up to scratch on launch day to avoid a downpour of hate.

It also really messes with my OCD, since 99% of my games are all launched and managed through Steam. I know you can do it with third-party titles, but it’s just not the same. Does it affect your purchase though? Will you be willing to fork out more just to have GTA V join your Steam library?

Last Updated: January 12, 2015

64 Comments

  1. Ryanza is going to have a field day with this

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    • RinceThis

      January 12, 2015 at 10:32

      lol

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    • Ryanza

      January 12, 2015 at 10:58

      No real info to have a field day with. GTA 5 will not use Denuvo, that’s all we know so far.

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 12, 2015 at 11:02

        What? No “DON’T SUPPORT DRM!” rant?

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        • Ryanza

          January 12, 2015 at 11:05

          Lets wait and see what they have planned first. They might treat us retail buyers properly. Couldn’t say that without laughing.

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 12, 2015 at 11:06

            lol

  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 12, 2015 at 10:08

    Rockstar Social Club is a piece of rubbish. It’s even more worthless than Uplay or Origin.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 12, 2015 at 10:09

      Worse than Oooobi?

      Good grief, that is terrible!

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 12, 2015 at 10:40

      I agree. I own GTA V on console, and certain sections of the game, like the stock exchange in the assassination missions, only works if the player is logged into Social Club. Since there is only a finite amount of money to generate from the game itself, it is incredibly frustrating to try and buy property WITHOUT assistance from the stock market in the assassination missions.

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  3. RustedFaith

    January 12, 2015 at 10:09

    Well my sale now changed from confirmed to going the pirate route ….

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 12, 2015 at 10:09

      arrrrrrrr

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    • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

      January 12, 2015 at 11:55

      It’s scum like you that’s the reason this shit is happening in the first place

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      • McFancypants HD 3.0

        January 13, 2015 at 07:24

      • Charl van der Merwe

        January 13, 2015 at 08:50

        enjoy shelling out R700 for a PC game.

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        • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

          January 13, 2015 at 08:58

          I already played GTAV 2 years ago. R700 is only an issue if you’re on welfare anyways. Also,so if you can’t afford/don’t wanna buy something you can just fucking steal it then?

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        • Kagutsuchi

          January 13, 2015 at 09:06

          If you shop around a bit and apply some vouchers you could end up only paying R549, which is pretty much fair for PC games today.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 13, 2015 at 09:03

        Agreed, it’s because of people that pirate that you have to see this add on almost every legal DVD released

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        • Ryanza

          January 13, 2015 at 09:07

          Propaganda

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        • kris

          March 6, 2015 at 05:26

          actually this is why i pirate now because of drm online activation, steam, and lack of support. shitty ported games and over pricing.

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 6, 2015 at 07:58

            GTAV is anything but a shitty port. It is gong to look fantastic.

      • SocialClubistheworstDRM

        March 17, 2015 at 18:41

        You are retared. I won Max Payne 3 and a new bug within Social Club won’t let me use my own game. Time to go pirate a game I already payed for. Time to pirate a game with TOTALLY USELESS DRM.

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  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 12, 2015 at 10:15

    Dont support DRM?

    Where is he?

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 12, 2015 at 10:25

      I think he imploded

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      • Ryanza

        January 12, 2015 at 10:54

        GTA 5 is not that great. No reason to implode because of GTA 5.

        Now Cyberpunk 2077. I might implode when I start playing that.

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 12, 2015 at 10:34

      Installing Origing and Uplay. How else is he gonna play games? 😛

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 12, 2015 at 10:37

        Oh snap

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      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 12, 2015 at 10:48

        LOL NICE!!

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      • Ryanza

        January 12, 2015 at 10:51

        Origin and Uplay? Ya I don’t do tired old repeated shitty game on fucking DRM clients. The Witcher 3 is coming. Don’t Support DRM.

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      • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

        January 12, 2015 at 13:14

        Oh people with internet at home… :<

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 12, 2015 at 13:16

          You should look into it, it’s 2015 😛

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          • kris

            March 6, 2015 at 05:29

            well if you where not soo ignorant you would realise some can`t afford an internet connection or in their area. not to mention it is even available. believe it or not up 70% of the country(canada) geographically does not have high speed internet.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 6, 2015 at 07:57

            Never knew that….

        • Hammersteyn

          January 12, 2015 at 13:17

          Seriously though, there are tons of options

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          • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

            January 12, 2015 at 13:18

            Trying to convince my salary the same thing.

          • kris

            March 6, 2015 at 05:30

            piracy, not buying it, boycotting. so yeah

        • Marc O Polo

          January 12, 2015 at 21:54

          how far do you have to walk to get water?

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          • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

            January 13, 2015 at 07:57

            Not far. I drink out the rain gauge.

            😀

    • Ryanza

      January 12, 2015 at 10:56

      You don’t have to wait for me to say, Don’t Support DRM.

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  5. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    January 12, 2015 at 10:19

    Okay let’s be honest… Steam is the only DRM system that doesn’t make you want to kill yourself.

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  6. Ghost In The Rift

    January 12, 2015 at 10:19

    And there is still no PC requirements??

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    • Owl

      January 12, 2015 at 12:39

      my .other-in-law makes $68 an hour on the internet . She has been laid off for 8 months but last month her check was $21864 just working on the internet for a few hours. blog link;.And there

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  7. Hammersteyn

    January 12, 2015 at 10:30

    Wait….it’s still not out on PC?

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  8. Ryanza

    January 12, 2015 at 10:49

    I believe CD Projekt RED is releasing The Witcher 3 perfectly for the PC. The retail copy of The Witcher 3 will have no DRM, meaning that anyone with a capable PC can go out and buy The Witcher 3 and play it. If you don’t want to go out, then you can buy the game digitally through GOG and Steam.
    The Witcher 3 at retail is a real product that you can mod, sell if you want to, keep forever.

    If CD Projekt RED should release a game that has multiplayer then all you need to do is create an account on their client, Galaxy. Galaxy users can play the same multiplayer game with Steam users. The retail game itself will not be linked to Galaxy. The retail game can still be sold if you so choose so.

    All of what I described, suits the gaming customer. Rockstar which has gotten too big for itself and forgetting about us the gaming customer, can learn a lot from CD Project RED on how to release a PC game to the PC masses. If Rockstar wants to limit their PC games with DRM, then fuck em. Don’t Support DRM. The Witcher 3 is coming. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming.

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  9. Treezle

    January 12, 2015 at 10:55

    Spoiler for PC gamers who haven’t played yet: you can steal cars in this game

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    • Ryanza

      January 12, 2015 at 11:00

      GTA 5 spoilers = I’m a nigga, I’m depressed, I’m fucking crazy. That sums up GTA 5.

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 12, 2015 at 11:13

        and you get to choose whom to kill as the final mission. My work here is done 🙂

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        • Splooshypooh

          January 12, 2015 at 11:58

          F%*k you man 🙁 Spoilers much?

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  10. Tulipdame

    January 12, 2015 at 11:13

    Got it on 360 and XOne. So I am happy

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    • kris

      March 6, 2015 at 05:32

      leave!

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      • Tulipdame

        March 6, 2015 at 15:03

        Lol Why? Because I made a console comment on a PC article?

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  11. Matthew Holliday

    January 12, 2015 at 12:24

    inb4 games for windows live.

    (yes i know it no longer exists.)

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  12. DrKiller

    January 12, 2015 at 12:36

    Like we don’t have enough “DRM” systems already…

    Glad I’m playing games on console rather… We don’t have this shit over there 🙂

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  13. Galbedir

    January 12, 2015 at 13:40

    NO!!! No No No! Gawd dammit Rockstar! Noone wants your social club crap! This news seriously ruined my day, I swore to myself I would not buy ANY game that is not available on steam, and now I have to pay an extra few hundred ontop of the already R700 pricetag just to get it on steam…I have alot to think about…

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  14. Alex Mc Douglas

    January 12, 2015 at 14:41

    I preordered it from g2a https://www.g2a.com/r/index1-html

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    • Tatsu

      January 12, 2015 at 23:19

      You might as well kiss goodbye to your money right now then, as how the hell do they know whether it’s redeemable on Steam or otherwise?

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  15. trap

    April 13, 2015 at 11:16

    On PC there are various kinds of DRM, so you might think when u buy a game it is yours forever….. well not. New versions of hardware and software are killing DRMs. So the best version on PC is pirated version. Only that lasts long. Or you can always buy a console, that is for games not PC.

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