GTA 6 not coming to PC at launch, Console-Only Initial Release

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Rockstar Games has recently revealed the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA VI), generating significant interest among the series' fans. Despite the anticipation, the announcement included a crucial detail for PC gamers: the game will initially be exclusive to gaming consoles.  The official announcement on the GTA 6 landing page states that the game is set in the state of Leonida, expanding the narrative beyond the neon-lit streets of Vice City. Scheduled for release in 2025, it will be available exclusively on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The trailer specifically mentioned these consoles, with no reference to a PC version at launch. This strategy is not new for Rockstar Games, mirroring the release pattern of previous titles like GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2, which saw delayed PC versions following their console debuts. 

The console-first approach has been met with disappointment by PC gamers, although some are considering purchasing next-gen consoles to play GTA VI. However, those preferring PC gaming can expect a delayed release, likely a year after the initial launch, based on Rockstar's past practices. This approach was similarly employed with GTA V, which was first released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013. The game later arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014, and the PC version was launched in April 2015. The delay for the PC release was attributed to Rockstar's commitment to optimizing the game for a variety of PC hardware configurations.

While there is hope among fans for a shorter wait for the PC version of GTA VI, it is anticipated that Rockstar will invest time to ensure a high-quality, well-optimized PC release.


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