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GTA V absence of PC release date

While Rockstar recently wowed console owners with some brand new Grand Theft Auto 5 trailers, the developer is still continuing to remain absolutely silent on the prospect of a GTA V PC version being announced, or indeed released in the near future. The wait is starting to become very frustrating indeed, but we do have some potential information for you to digest, which gives an estimation on when the game could be announced and released on PC.

If you still haven’t seen the new character introductions for Michael, Franklin and Trevor, you can watch them back again here – they are pretty stunning to say the least. Rockstar has given each character a teaser trailer, complete with their own ‘theme’ music if you like, just like when they used the excellent Skeletons track by Stevie Wonder for the big GTA V trailer 2.

The game is available to pre-order everywhere for a launch date on September 17, but we have heard nothing so far to suggest that a PC version is coming. With that in mind, it almost looks a certainty that GTA V PC will not be announced until deep into 2014 and we could actually see a reality where GTA V on the PC does not release until September 2014.

An interesting analysis over at PCGamer attempts to study the release patterns of previous GTA games in the series, in relation to their announcement and releases between console and PC. The chart that they have provided suggests that at the very latest – GTA V will have a PC release date of July 4 2014, taking into account the previous release pattern for GTA San Andreas on PC which was a considerable wait compared to console.

They have also made a very important point to say that no GTA game after Vice City has been given a PC release date, before a console version has shipped – which means that if Rockstar are following the same pattern, we won’t get a PC release date until after September 17.

How angry are you over the PC silence? Are you mad at Rockstar for not saying anything, or can you wait as long as it takes, considering that the PC version of GTA V will almost certainly end up being the best version due to mod support?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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