Rockstar Games officially revealed the trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 earlier this evening, simultaneously announcing a 2025 release window for the highly anticipated game. Shortly after, the developer sent out a press release confirming GTA 6 would launch for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Noticeably absent was any mention of a PC release.
Is GTA 6 coming to PC at launch alongside the Xbox and PlayStation?
Rockstar’s failure to mention PC alongside the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 certainly seems to suggest it won’t be coming to PC at launch. While disappointing, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
It was previously reported that the PC version of GTA 6 would lag behind the console versions as it was “more buggy” than the PlayStation and Xbox versions.
Furthermore, it’s in line with Rockstar’s handling of previous Grand Theft Auto games as all of the 3D entries in the franchise followed on PC between six and 19 months after their console release. Grand Theft Auto 5 didn’t come to PC until April 2015, about 19 months after the game’s release on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Rockstar hasn’t commented on the PC release of GTA 6, or its lack of mention in the press release. But one would assume its absence was intentional.
Grand Theft Auto 6 is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of all time so perhaps Rockstar is putting all its energy into ensuring the console versions are as bug-free and polished as possible, before shifting focus to the PC version. Again, this isn’t out of the norm for Rockstar as the studio does have a history of releasing its games on PC well after the console versions.
So while it may not be available on PC at launch in 2025, it could come to PC at some point afterward. We still don’t know when GTA 6 will be released in 2025. And seeing as how we’re still well over a year away, I doubt we’ll get a substantial update in the weeks or months ahead.