Yes, the thing we most want from Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC is Grand Theft Auto 5 itself, because Grand Theft Auto 5 is brilliant. Even on ageing, underpowered console hardware it’s a fantastic experience, and a massive improvement on what has come before. Just about every mechanical flaw with the series has been fixed, from better on-foot controls to friendlier vehicle handling, tighter gunplay and an excellent suite of missions, including the intricate heists that anchor the finely told narrative.
And in Michael, Trevor and Franklin it has a trio of protagonists, switchable on the fly, who between them accommodate just about every GTA theme and playstyle. Franklin, the frustrated gangbanger with an eye on a better life; Michael, the jaded retiree whose family hates him, struggling to adjust to life on the straight and narrow; and Trevor, a brilliantly realised psycho who’s the perfect vehicle for emergent rampages, protracted police chases and punching innocent bystanders in the back of the head because you feel like it. It’s a remarkable game, even at 720p and 30fps, but there’s room for improvement - and PC is the platform that will provide it. All we need now is that release date. Over to you, Rockstar.
Will GTA 5 come to PC? Ealier this week Phil rounded up all the GTA 5 PC evidence so far.