Gamers worldwide are eagerly anticipating the release of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6, with its first trailer set to drop in December.
While the release date remains shrouded in mystery, PC enthusiasts are keen to know if this installment will be available on their preferred platform right from the start.
Given the series’ history, it seems improbable that Rockstar Games would neglect the thriving PC gaming community when unveiling the next Grand Theft Auto adventure.
Will GTA 6 Be On PC?
Historically, Rockstar Games has followed a pattern of initially releasing titles on consoles before making them available on PC.
Examining past releases like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Grand Theft Auto 5, we observe a consistent trend. The games first launch on consoles and later find their way to PC, delighting a broader audience.
Released in October 2004 for the PlayStation 2, it reached Xbox and PC in June 2005. April 2008 saw its debut on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, followed by a PC release in December the same year.
Launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013, it reached PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014 and PC in April 2015. This established trend suggests that GTA 6 might follow suit, premiering on consoles before gracing PC.
This release strategy extends beyond the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Red Dead Redemption 2, launched in October 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, later arrived on PCs in November 2019.
While exceptions like Red Dead Redemption exist, not making its way to PC, the immense success of GTA Online on PC makes the exclusion of GTA 6 unlikely.
GTA Online, the multiplayer mode of Grand Theft Auto 5, enjoys a substantial player base on PC. The player community expanded significantly when the game was briefly offered for free on the Epic Games Store in May 2020.
Rockstar consistently introduces major DLCs, and a weekly update keeps the gaming experience dynamic. Considering the success on PC, it’s reasonable to expect GTA 6 to land on PC, possibly not at launch but in the foreseeable future.
Will GTA 6 Be On Ps4?
Despite concerns about the PS4’s capability to handle GTA 6, a recent leak suggests otherwise. However, insider information from Tom Henderson hints at Rockstar Games bypassing last-gen consoles, including the PS4, opting for a release solely on current-gen consoles.
Will GTA 6 Be On Xbox Series S?
The Xbox Series S, while not as powerful as its counterparts, offers a cost-effective gaming experience. As the potential 2023/4 release aligns with the PS5/Xbox Series X generation, there’s a chance Rockstar might consider versions for the PS4 and Xbox One.
In conclusion, the question “Will GTA 6 be on PC?” lingers, awaiting an official statement from Rockstar Games.
While historical patterns and the success of GTA Online on PC make it likely, certainty remains elusive until the game studio confirms the platforms for GTA 6’s launch.