PS4 and Xbox One owners were delighted last week when Rockstar announced that Grand Theft Auto V would be arrive on current-gen consoles this November. PC users, however, were left in bitter disappointment. Grand Theft Auto V won’t launch on PC until January 2015.
Sensing a firestorm coming, Rockstar quickly released a statement about the PC version and why it was delayed.
“We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.”
Those familiar with Rockstar history know that the company does not have a strong relationship with PC. Of the four games they released last-gen, none of them launched day and date with their console counterparts. In Red Dead Redemption’s case, a PC version was never released. Grand Theft Auto IV, LA Noire, and Max Payne 3 all saw eventual releases on PC.