Rockstar Announces GTA 6 Launch for Consoles, PC Release Date Still Awaits
Rockstar Games reveals the launch of GTA 6 for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X in 2025, while PC gamers eagerly await the announcement of a release date for the highly anticipated title.
Gamers all over the world are excited for the release of Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA VI), the next game in the popular open-world series by Rockstar Games. Sam Houser, Rockstar's founder, describes GTA VI as a milestone in delivering immersive, story-driven experiences. Set to launch in 2025, it aims to elevate the open-world genre to new heights.
A Disappointment for PC Gamers
In a move that mirrors the release patterns of previous Rockstar titles like GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA VI will initially be a console-only release. As of now, it's confirmed for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, with no official word on a PC version. This strategy, while not new for Rockstar, leaves PC gamers in the lurch. Historically, GTA V took about 18 months post-console release to arrive on PC, and Red Dead Redemption 2 took a year.
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Modding Community and PC Release Speculations
This decision may not sit well with the GTA 5 and GTA Online modding community, known for contributing to the game's longevity. Releasing on consoles first allows Rockstar to exert more control over the game initially. However, a PC release, when it comes, might include enhanced graphical and technical features, as seen with GTA V.
Take-Two Interactive's CEO, Strauss Zelnick, suggests that Rockstar does not have a rigid strategy for porting games to PC. It largely depends on the creative vision for each title, indicating a tailored approach to every release.