How to add GTA 5 to Steam after purchasing it in Rockstar Games Launcher?
Some players ask how to add GTA 5 to Steam after purchasing the game in Rockstar Games Launcher. They want to be able to run it not only from the Launcher but also from Steam.
Though this could be a nice option, right now there is no way to do it. If you but the game from the launcher you will have to run it from the launcher only. You can’t open it from Steam just because Steam service is provided by a different company.
When you purchase Grand Theft Auto from Steam all the money you pay goes to the Valve company directly. But when you buy it from the Launcher, your money goes to Rockstar Games and Valve doesn’t get a single penny. Why would Valve allow you to benefit from their service if you have already paid to another company? Valve provides customer support and other features. So you have to buy the game from Steam in order to be able to use it there.
But, fortunately, there is a solution. The only way to add GTA 5 to Steam in this case is to request a refund from Rockstar, receive money and buy the game from Steam. Thus you will have it in your Steam games library and will be able to play it again. It may take time, but finally, you will get what you want. Just don’t forget that Rockstar Games may reject your refund request.