Following last week’s announcement by Rockstar that Grand Theft Auto 5 will only be coming to the PC in January 2015 – while coming to PS4 and Xbox One on 18 November 2014 – the makers of the game have explained the reasons behind the delay:
We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTA V and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon.
We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTA V to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible.
Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.
So, PC gamers, the reason you have to wait longer than your console compatriots is, ostensibly, because you are getting an extra-super-upgraded version of the open-world game.
Rockstar has promised that the new versions of GTA 5 will feature “major visual and technical” upgrades, including increased draw distances and higher res visuals.
Rockstar is also promising:
- New weapons, vehicles, and activities
- Additional wildlife
- Denser traffic
- New foliage system
- Enhanced damage and weather effects
“Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will also feature enhanced radio selections with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations,” said Rockstar.
All players who pre-order the game will also get $1 million in-game currency to spend in GTA 5 and GTA Online.
PC gamers, is the explanation from Rockstar adequate, or do you want heads to roll? Let us know in the comments and forum.