We’ve been wondering when Rockstar would officially announce that it was bringing Grand Theft Auto’s V’s tale of three criminal idiots to the PC. We’ve also suspected that the game would end up gracing the newer consoles from Microsoft and Sony as well. It makes sense that Rockstar would opt to not announce such a thing, to save from cannibalising sales of the game at the turn of the generation. One random retailer seems to have let slip a release date.
A Czech game retailer ( SuperGamer via neoGAF) has versions of the open-world satire of American excess for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for release in the middle of June this year. It lists the 13th, which would tie in quite nicely with European Friday release dates , and could perhaps signal a US release date of 11 June.
Is it real? Well, there’s one thing that’s casting a giant shadow of doubt over the whole thing. Take a look at the supposed PC cover art. It quite plainly says “Games for Windows Live,” a silly system that even Microsoft’s stopped worrying about. I very much doubt Rockstar would implement GFWL.
It could, of course, just be a retailer mistake (or wishfulness) but retailers have been known to let the cat out of the bag before. June would also be a great time to release, as there’s usually a bit of a gaming lull at the time.
Would you double-dip if GTA V did grace the new systems? As much as I enjoyed the game, I just don’t see my playing it again (There are only so many times you can heard the “n-word” and I’ve used up my quota for the next 3 lifetimes) …though if it was 1080p at 60fps, I might consider at least giving it a look.
Last Updated: February 3, 2014