With Rockstar now releasing the official launch trailer for GTA V ahead of the big September 17 release date, all eyes are on how long the developer intends to keep patient, but frustrated fans waiting regarding a PC release.
We typically see a PC release around six months after the console version, but doubts are starting to creep in now, with Rockstar even refusing to give the slightest indication that a PC version is on the way towards the early stage of 2014.
There’s also the new possible ultimatum for Rockstar, on having to decide when or even if to release a next-gen version of GTA V on Xbox One and PS4. Some PC gamers are also worried that the arrival of next-gen systems may even result in Rockstar choosing to focus on next-gen consoles in 2014 instead, leaving a PC version of GTA V doubtful altogether.
Hopefully that won’t be the case though and Rockstar are just biding their time in order to build up hype (not that it needs any) for the console release. A logical move would then be to put all of their resources into the PC version, release it in Q1 2014 and then port the PC version over to Xbox One and PS4 ready for a Summer release.
Is it somewhat strange that Rockstar has said nothing at all regarding a PC release, or just business as usual for the traditionally laid back developer? Just thinking about the GTA V mod possibilities on PC makes us contemplate what a disaster it would be if Rockstar chooses not to release for Windows.
With the main trailer out for the game and not a word regarding PC or next-gen platforms, Are you now starting to get a little nervous that Rockstar are planning to change their tactics?
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