A couple months ago, Rockstar announced that a spruced-up version of Grand Theft Auto V would hit the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the fall. That schedule put the PC release a year behind the initial launch for last-gen consoles, but at least the newer consoles were in the same boat.
Welp, not anymore. In a move that will surprise exactly no one, Rockstar has revised its release timeline for the PC version. The PS4 and Xbone are getting the game on November 18, but PC gamers will have to wait until January 27. Once again, the most powerful gaming platform on the market is getting the short end of the stick. Rockstar doesn’t provide a rationale for the delay, but it does have a new trailer to rub salt in the wound.
The tweaked GTA release promises higher-resolution graphics, longer draw distances, better foilage, more traffic and wildlife, and improvements to the weather and damage systems. There’s fresh in-game content, too, including new guns, vehicles, and activities—because the original apparently didn’t have enough extra-curricular pursuits.
Grand Theft Auto V boasts one of the highest ratings I’ve ever seen on Metacritic, so it’s a shame we PC folks will have to wait even longer to play it. I’d expect decent gaming machines to run GTA:V at higher detail levels and resolutions than the new consoles, though. At least there’s some consolation in that.