Believe it or Not: Grand Theft Auto V to Hit the PC this Fall

Posted on June 10, 2014 11:30 AM by Rob Williams

Rockstar excels at game-making – no one can argue that. But believe it or not, the company might be even better at something else: Keeping secrets. When’s the last time something leaked out of Rockstar? I can’t personally remember. It almost makes me wonder if the company has the gang members it hires for voice-overs on call, in case someone wants to go flapping their lips.

I digress. PC gamers, and for that matter, “next-gen” console owners, have largely been miffed at the fact that Rockstar didn’t have (public) plans to bring Grand Theft Auto V to their respective platforms, but at E3, the company made the announcement a lot of us hoped for. It also has a special trailer to help you get hyped up:

On one hand, and as a PC gamer, I want to detest Rockstar. It treats the PC like a second-class citizen, when it’s the most powerful gaming platform going – it’s perfect for an open-world adventure like those that GTA titles provide. Yet, we’re always ignored until the company finally decides to announce a game for the platform.

Well, as much as I hate how Rockstar might treat the PC, I still can’t wait for GTA V‘s release. The company promises that the experience will be even better on these higher-end platforms:

Grand Theft Auto V will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California.

Even if Rockstar doesn’t take full advantage of what the PC offers, if GTA IV is a gauge to anything, the modding community is definitely going to right any of Rockstar’s wrongs.

  • zacharyt1122

    I’m really happy to hear this announcement as well. I’ve played EVERY GTA game since it came out as a top down many years back. It is annoying how they can’t just say they’re working on the game for PC. I truly hope they optimize it better that IV though.

    • Rob Williams

      It’s VERY annoying that they won’t admit that it’s coming out for the PC… all it does is piss people off. They could really make up for it by making it a lot more optimized than GTA IV was when it first came out for the PC.

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