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.