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GTA V PC port effort vs. PS4, Xbox One

With the ongoing wait to see GTA V on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, gamers are probably feeling entitled to know what is keeping Rockstar so long from saying anything – not even an announcement or hint has come since the PS3 and Xbox 360 release last year.

PC gamers had expected a GTA V PC release date to come at the Summer at the very latest if the game wasn’t ready for Spring, but now it looks like Rockstar won’t be able to meet this deadline either.

Remember that traditionally we see a PC release of GTA games around six-eight months after the console release – GTA IV released at the end of April 2008, while the PC release came in December 2008.

Now, we are coming up to ten months since the PS3 and Xbox 360 release of GTA V and Rockstar has been completely silent on when GTA V PC will be coming. The big factor in all of this of course, is that Rockstar now has the added pressure of PS4 and Xbox One platforms to consider.

Gamers are now united in believing that PS4 and Xbox One ports of GTA V are the sole reason why the PC release is taking so long to come out. Remember that it was only a week ago when we heard The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog publicly admit that developing The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 was ‘hell’.

Naughty Dog had wished that there was a ‘turn on PS4 button’ mode as the PS4 version of the game was crashing every 30 seconds – despite their ‘best engineers in the industry’ working on the game.

The problem was that The Last of Us was simply optimized for PS3, so it does make you wonder if Rockstar are also having problems behind the scenes trying to get the game playing nice on next-gen hardware.

The PS4 and Xbox One are meant to be even easier to develop on with the ‘PC-like’ x86 architecture that we kept hearing about prior to launch, but now we have Naughty Dog reveal that it was still hell trying to get the port running on PS4 from PS3.

Are you starting to get worried that PS4 and Xbox One console development is holding up GTA V PC in a big way? Remember that it has been 10 months of complete silence from Rockstar, so let us know what you personally think is going on.

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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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