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‘GTA 5’ PC release date gap compared to ‘GTA 4’

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The release date gap between the potential PC versions and original console iterations of “GTA 5” has been compared to “GTA 4.” According to a report from Gaming Bolt on April 21, the fifth main installment of the “Grand Theft Auto” series has been available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for more than 216 days. As a result, Rockstar North is expected to take the longest time ever in the series to port the video game to the PC.

“GTA 4” took approximately the same amount of days as it came out for the PC on Dec. 2, 2008. The PS3 and Xbox 360 version were released on April 29 earlier in the same year. The fourth numbered entry of the series did not end up arriving for computer platform until 217 days after the initial console launch.

“GTA 5” on PC has not yet been officially confirmed by Rockstar Games. So it appears that the sequel should easily surpass “GTA 4” for the longest release date gap between the computer and console iterations of the series. However, several retailers are expecting that the port should be arriving to the PC, as well as the PS4 and Xbox One, in the future (perhaps as early as this summer). The new versions should look and run better when compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. The post-launch patches and DLC packs should also be included in the discs.

The development team is also planning several major updates for “GTA 5” on the two current-generation consoles. The “GTA Online” mode is expected to receive multiplayer heists, which allow players to team up to take on comples robberies, later this spring. In the same launch window, Rockstar North will be implementing the “High Life Update,” adding new apartments, cars, weapons and more. You can find a screens showing off some of the upcoming DLC vehicles from the official Rockstar Games Twitter account with the image attached to the top of this article.

“GTA 5” has already racked up 32.5 million copies sold on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles since it was made available on Sept. 17, 2013. The open-world action-adventure video game appears to push both current-generation consoles to the limits as it suffered from some frame rate slowdowns. The potential PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions should resolve these issues due to the extra horsepower.