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GTA 6 PC launch: Rockstar Games hints at delay but there’s some hope

Rockstar Games has announced the console release of GTA 6 for Fall 2025, leaving PC gamers wondering when they will get their hands on the much-anticipated game.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jun 15 2024, 12:05 IST
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GTA 6 PC launch: Rockstar Games hints at delay but there’s some hope
1/5 Two protagonists - Grand Theft Auto games have always had one playable character but that could change with GTA 6. Leaks claim it could have two protagonists in a Bonnie and Clyde type of setting – one male and one female named Jason and Lucia who were seen holding up a diner together. If true, GTA 6 would also become the first GTA game to have a female protagonist. (Rockstar Games)
GTA 6 PC launch: Rockstar Games hints at delay but there’s some hope
2/5 Hacking - GTA 6 might also borrow a couple of hacking-related features from Watch Dogs. A leak by Tom Henderson revealed that the female protagonist Lucia might carry hacking devices such as Tracker Jammer, Immobilizer Bypass, USB Drive, and Auto Dialer which might help hack vehicles. (Rockstar Games)
GTA 6 PC launch: Rockstar Games hints at delay but there’s some hope
3/5 Enterable buildings - GTA 6’s Vice City could feature a vast number of buildings that players could not only enter but also interact with. According to leaks, the GTA 6 would get supermarkets, bars, clubs, pawn shops, restaurants, as well as apartments that players can enter. (Rockstar Games)
GTA 6 PC launch: Rockstar Games hints at delay but there’s some hope
4/5 Police recognition system - Like Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA 6 might also feature a witness and police recognition system. In the Hank’s Waffles robbery video, the text below the wanted level reads ‘Full description’ meaning that the police have a full description of the character. Once the character enters a police vehicle, the status changes from no vehicle description to full vehicle description. (Rockstar Games)
GTA 6 PC launch: Rockstar Games hints at delay but there’s some hope
5/5 Money laundering - Earning money through white-collar crime could be possible in GTA 6. It could reportedly 6 have purchasable properties and businesses that could be used for money laundering. A washing machine symbol with a ‘$’ sign was noticed at the car wash property in Hank’s Waffles video. Therefore, players might be able to buy properties with the sole purpose of money laundering in the game. (Rockstar Games)
GTA 6 PC launch: Rockstar Games hints at delay but there’s some hope
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GTA 6's PC release remains uncertain as fans await confirmation following the console launch in 2025. (Rockstar Games)

In the gaming industry, few titles generate as much discussion as the Grand Theft Auto series. With the release of Grand Theft Auto 6 set for Fall 2025 on the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, a key question remains: When will PC gamers see the game? Rockstar Games, known for their GTA franchise, typically launches their titles on consoles first before eventually releasing them on PC.

Rockstar's Historical Approach

At a recent conference, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive (Rockstar Games' parent company), addressed the potential PC port of GTA 6. Zelnick avoided a direct answer, stating, “Well, the lack of an announcement is not something that could be set in stone as near as I could tell, because the only thing that happens after the lack of an announcement is an announcement, I suppose, or a continuing lack of an announcement.” This response did not confirm a PC release but hinted at its likelihood.

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Rockstar's history of phased releases supports the expectation of a PC version. The company usually focuses on console launches first, capitalizing on initial sales surges, and later expands to PC. This approach allows them to refine the game, often resulting in enhanced PC versions with improved graphics and features. 

GTA 6 Pattern and Predictions

This pattern suggests that despite the absence of a formal announcement, a PC release for GTA 6 is probable. Previous releases, such as GTA 5, followed this sequence, reinforcing the theory that GTA 6 will do the same. Zelnick's comments, though vague, align with this expectation.

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Strategic Delays

The strategy of delayed announcements serves to maintain interest and buzz around the game. By withholding information on additional platforms like PC, Rockstar can renew attention to GTA 6 after its console launch.

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While no official word on a PC port for Grand Theft Auto 6 has been given, it seems likely that such an announcement will come. Until then, speculation will keep the gaming community engaged, eagerly anticipating the eventual release.

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First Published Date: 03 Jun, 10:50 IST
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