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.

Rockstar Announces GTA 6 Launch for Consoles, PC Release Date Still Awaits
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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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Promotional image for GTA 6, highlighting its upcoming release on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, with anticipation for the PC version.

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​​.