Rockstar has revealed the first trailer of GTA 6, but despite confirming a 2025 release window, many PC gamers wonder if the game will come to the platform at launch.
After the trailer launched, the development studio released a PR statement providing more insight about the game and its 2025 projected launch date.
However, this small press release left PC gamers confused and wondering what the game’s future looks like on the Microsoft platform.
Is GTA Coming to PC at Launch?
According to Rockstar’s latest PR communication, GTA 6 is launching in 2025 on Xbox Series X | S and PS5 consoles. No mention of PC is made in this press release.
Rockstar Games®, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto VI is coming to PlayStation® 5 computer entertainment systems and Xbox Series X|S games and entertainment systems in 2025.– Rockstar Games via BUSINESS WIRE
Considering how the developer positioned its wording on this communication, it seems a PC release is not guaranteed on day one.
Is GTA 6 Eventually Coming to PC?
Based on Rockstar’s track record, yes, it is very likely the game will eventually see a PC release. The market on the platform is enormous, and developers are unlikely to leave their killer app out of it.
Despite Rockstar’s latest communication, it does not mean the game will be completely absent from the platform. It also does not guarantee that plans won’t change and that the PC version could be included on release day.
When Could a PC Port Launch?
Rockstar could take one to one and a half years to release a GTA 6 PC port. This is based on its launch schedule for the platform on previous games like GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2.
|Original Launch Date
|PC Launch Date
|September 17, 2013 (PS3, X360)
November 18, 2014 (PS4, XOne)
|April 14, 2015
|1 Year 7 Months
|Red Dead Redemption 2
|October 26, 2018 (PS4, XOne)
|November 5, 2019
|1 Year 1 Month
Historically, this wouldn’t be new for Rockstar. GTA V launched on PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles in September 2013, with no PC version available at launch.
Then, the studio prioritized a PS4 and Xbox One upgrade coming in 2014, with a PC port finally released in April 2015.
The same strategy was used for Red Dead Redemption 2. The game launched on PS4 and Xbox One in October 2018, with a PC port available in November 2019.
In general, the development team has taken roughly one to one and a half years to deliver their next big games on PC.