While it's nice to have Grand Theft Auto 5 confirmed for PC, and nicer still to have a release date confirmed, it does kinda sting that PC owners will have to wait until January 27 to terrorise Los Santos. The game will arrive two months after it releases for PS4 and Xbox One, but now Rockstar has commented on the delay.
Today, Rockstar not only armed us with Grand Theft Auto V's PC release date, but also outlined the improvements that this new edition will bring. Now you can see those improvements in action, via a new trailer for the PC and current-gen console release of the game. It's a brief look at some of the weirder moments from the game's extensive campaign.
Back in June, Cory succinctly delivered the news that Grand Theft Auto V was coming to PC. I'm going to require a few more words, because, not only have Rockstar given us the game's PC release date, they've also revealed the new features and improvements we'll be getting over the existing PS3 and Xbox 360 edition.
So I’m a bad PC gamer, I bought GTA 5 on an inferior platform. But all I’ve been able to think as I play through this mammoth slice of open-world gaming is just how amazing it’s going to look when we get it on the PC. The folk at Intel seem pretty positive about GTA 5’s chances coming our way. At the Intel Developer Forum, I sat down with Chris R. Silva, the Director of Marketing for Intel’s Premium Notebooks and inevitably our chat ended up on the subject of how damaging it could be for this former PC IP not to hit our gaming rigs.
“I think it hurt Halo overall,” he said in reference to Microsoft’s failed attempts to at first keep it console-exclusive and then poorly porting to the PC. “At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content.”
Grand Theft Auto 5 is out tomorrow for the DirectX Box Three Hundred and Sixty and PlayStation Computer Entertainment System the Third. But no matter how angrily I type its name into Steam, a PC version just isn't appearing. It's not just me perturbed by Rockstar's bullish silence regarding a Windows release. The inevitable petition, launched last November, has now collected over 350,000 digi-signatures.
Maybe you think Rockstar have gone overboard with the number of screenshots they're releasing for Grand Theft Auto 5. It has been a lot, but in fairness to them, open world games aren't exactly short of picture possibilities. A man holding a gun in profile to the sun? Another man without britches, quad-biking away from the police? A third man (*gasp*) leaning on a railing!? Whatever will they think of next?
Rockstar have released the very first glimpse of Grand Theft Auto V as she is played. While previousin-enginetrailers have introduced us to the game's trio of characters, this time we're getting our first taste of the game in action. But what action will it be? An out-of-control driver bouncing between pedestrians before clipping a curb and triggering a physics tornado? Someone meticulously hunting eerily glowing pigeons, only for them to explode in a shower of guts and feathers? Another goddamn bowling minigame? Click inside to find out.
Every main GTA game has, after some form of delay, made its way to PC. There's every reason to expect Grand Theft Auto V will do the same. But while you won't ever hear Rockstar say that, you will be able to glean tantalising hints from their job openings. Rockstar Leeds recently posted a listing for a Graphic Programmer, whose responsibilities would include bringing the studio's "latest titles" to PC.
GTA 5 frenzy is sweeping the world wide web. Our friends at CVG have a put together a comprehensive overview of the demo that Rocsktar showed recently with loads of details on the the new open world and the abilities and personalities of the GTA 5's playable trio of troublemakers. Rockstar are still reluctant to talk about their plans for to bring game five to our machines, meanwhile, but given previous form, there's every chance we'll see a PC version eventually. So with that in mind, why not take a look at the twenty new GTA 5 screenshots that arrived earlier showing some disturbing masks, heist plans, tumultuous weather, car chases, two explosions, a minigun and much more.
After the release of the new GTA 5 trailer, we became conspicuously aware, once again, of the absent PC release date for Rockstar's next open world fiasco. So we reached our hands into the mists of Grand Theft Autos past, crunched some numbers, and came up with the best possible estimate of when the game will be announced and released for the PC.
Another round of GTA 5 screenshots has been posted onto the Rockstar site showing a more idyllic scenes from pseudo-San Fran. Apart from the shot of a man with a minigun in front of a burning car wreck, which would only be considered idyllic by survivors of a terrible post apocalypse in which the concept of a car that's not on fire has long been forgotten. The other shots show more leisure activities like scuba diving, car driving, sky diving, bike riding and 'copter gliding.
It's due to hit consoles on September 17. A PC version is supposedly "up for consideration." A petition asking Rockstar to consider harder has 163,000 signatures to date.
The prospects of a PC version of GTA 5 appear to be in a terrifying state of flux. After seeming to be a dead cert earlier this year, doubts emerged when the game's posters confirmed only a console release. Now asked directly about a PC version by IGN, Rockstar's Dan Houser would no more commit to that platform than he would Wii U.
A potential PC version is only "up for consideration," he said. "That's all I can give you. The main thing is we are not... we are a third-party publisher. We're not Nintendo, we're not Sony, we're not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there's the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market."
It's time! The second trailer for Grand Theft Auto V has finally arrived. No, there's still no mention of a PC version, but since every previous GTA game has eventually found its way to PC, we're fairly confident this one will too. The new trailer spotlights Michael, Trevor and Franklin, the game's three protagonists, but also includes some new info.
While we wait patiently for Rockstar to confirm or rule out a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, the publisher has delivered a huge dump of info overnight via the December edition of Game Informer magazine.
The game will literally be the "biggest" in the series, with GTA V art director Aaron Garbut telling GI that the world is bigger than those in Red Dead Redemption, GTA: San Andreas and GTA IV combined.
Photos of promotional posters for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V have surfaced on the Polish website GTA-Five.pl, indicating a release date of spring 2013. No particular surprise there, even if the reliability of this source remains unclear. But what is a bit disconcerting is that the PC is not listed as a platform.
The photos, which appeared on the website last week before being picked up by Kotaku, advertise the release of the game on Xbox 360 and PS3 and bear a European ratings label, but there is no mention of PC at all. Let's hope Rockstar aren't going to do a Red Dead Redemption on us all over again.
Rockstar have been awfully quiet about GTA 5. Maybe we've reached the magical stage where the GTA name is so big that it automatically hypes itself, the marketing equivalent of cold fusion. It's been a while since that debut trailer arrived, but now two new screenshots have been released, and they're surprisingly peaceful. Take a look.
The GTA V trailer provoked a lot of intrigue here at PC Gamer. Are characters from other GTA games going to make appearences? Will it be a retro setting, or will it, like IV, take place in the modern day? Will there be a poorly optimised PC mission where you have to awkwardly pilot a remote control helicopter into a maze-like building?
One element of the game that’s looking increasingly certain is the lead character, and - more specifically - the voice actor lending his tones to him. According to Eurogamer, Ned Luke’s IMDb page currently lists him as “Albert De Silva” in Grand Theft Auto V, and a tweet from actor Jimmy Taenaka said, “My fellow thespian Ned Luke is the lead voice and profile in the upcoming game by Rockstar Grand Theft Auto 5! Way to go Ned! Wholly Molly!”