One of the most anticipated games revelations of recent years finally happened with the release of the first trailer for GTA 6. Rockstar Games had to release the video earlier than expected due to leaks on the internet, anticipating fans’ excitement. However, the news also brought cold water to many players, as the game will not reach PCs on the same date as consoles.
Shortly after the release of the trailer, Rockstar Games released a statement officially announcing GTA 6 to the world, informing that the game will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X in 2025, but without mentioning a PC version anywhere. Although many were disappointed with the idea of needing a console to play GTA at launch, this Rockstar practice is not really new.
Since the times of Grand Theft Auto 3, in 2001, none of Rockstar Games’ games were released simultaneously for consoles and computers, which happened some time later. Some of the games ended up not even being ported to the platform, as is the case with the first Red Dead Redemption. However, there is still no reason to despair because there is a huge chance, not to mention a certainty, that the game will reach computers.
The success of the franchise on PCs and the absurd amount of money that Rockstar Games made with GTA Online practically guarantee that, after consoles receive the game, PC gamers will have the opportunity to enjoy the title with graphical improvements and other updates, as happened with GTA 5. In this case, the wait was almost a year and a half, as the return to Los Santos only happened in April 2015, when the PS3 and Xbox 360 version was released in September 2013.
Another reason to be reassured is that the release date of GTA 6, only scheduled for 2025, is a long way off, and could change quickly, as could other details about the game’s development. You won’t be able to visit the new Vice City on PC as soon as the game comes out, but at least when you can, the chance of it being an even better experience is great.
GTA 6 will take place in the state of Leonida, the game’s version of Florida, in the Vice City region, where players will control a couple of criminals in what Rockstar Games calls the biggest chapter of the franchise so far.