Rockstar may be set to drop Steam functionality for those copies of GTA V not purchased directly via the Steam store, if the listings of several online retailers are any indication.
Earlier, users on gaming forum NeoGAF spotted what might indicate a move by Rockstar to shun Steamworks in favour of their own service.
This rumor is substantiated by listings for the game on GamesPlanet and GreenManGaming. The listing on GamesPlanet (translated from German) states that the provided code can only be activated in the Rockstar Social Club:
Similarly, the listing at GreenManGaming seems to support this idea by listing the game under “Other DRM”.
No official word has yet been given on the subject and how it may affect, for example, Steam achievements. We have reached out to Rockstar for comment, and will keep you up to date on any further details.
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