The GTA 6 Trailer launch was one of the biggest events in gaming history, and it was just a trailer launch. The game that has shaped the childhoods of many gamers is highly anticipated and takes place in Vice City, bringing back nostalgic memories for many. However, while the developer confirmed the game will come […]
The GTA 6 Trailer launch was one of the biggest events in gaming history, and it was just a trailer launch. The game that has shaped the childhoods of many gamers is highly anticipated and takes place in Vice City, bringing back nostalgic memories for many. However, while the developer confirmed the game will come to Xbox and PlayStation, they were quiet on a PC release date. So will GTA 6 be on PC? Here’s what we know so far.
Will GTA 6 release on PC?
Rockstar Games announced that GTA 6 will release on consoles - PS5 and Xbox Series S|X at launch. The developer has no confirmation of when the PC version of the game will be released.
Unfortunately, the decision not to launch the game on PC comes as no surprise. Rockstar Games has delayed the PC release of several of its games, including past iterations of the Grand Theft Auto Series.
GTA 5 released for consoles before releasing on the next-gen consoles of that time. It was only after two console launches that the game came to PC (almost two years after the original worldwide release).
When will GTA 6 release on PC?
GTA 6 releases in 2025 and the initial launch will only be on consoles. Fans can expect a PC release after the initial console launch. It might be in 2025 or later in 2026. Rockstar Games has not provided any timeline for a PC release for the much-anticipated title.
Ex-Rockstar dev says GTA 6 PC Port will face a delay
The reason why a PC port comes later and not the first thing that comes out, is because they want to prioritize what sells,” said Mike York, former animator at Rockstar New England.
PlayStation has historically been the bigger platform when it comes to Rockstar Games such as Red Dead Redemption and even GTA 5. The GTA studio followed a similar pattern when it launched GTA 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. The next step in platform availability for the game was on PS4 and XBox One in November 2014. The game finally came to PC in 2015, much later than the initial console launch.
Furthermore, the amount of testing and development required for a PC version of the game is significantly higher says Mike York.
“They need to test the game more on PC than they would on Xbox or PlayStation. If you think about it, you already have to test the game a ton in order to get it to work. So a PC is even harder. You got to throw more resources at it,” says Mike York. “You have to test things a lot more. And when you’re doing the PC port you have to test things on multiple different hardwares, different GPUs. Not just one or two, but 10 or 20. There’s so many different configurations out there that you’ll just never be able to test them all. And there’s a lot of things that can go wrong once you release that PC port, because it just hasn’t been tested by millions of people. It’s only been tested by a thousand people at work. So you can only take it so far.”
While the PC version of the game might not be present at launch, it will be a reality in the future. Whether that future is 2025 the year of the game’s launch or much later in 2026, is still not clear.