If I didn't know any better, I'd think Rockstar Games was starting to give PC gamers the runaround. Ahem. After delaying the PC version of GTA V from November 18 to January 27 and then March 24, the company has pushed it back yet again, this time to April 14.
News of the latest delay came with the following apology—and a promise of extra in-game cash for folks who pre-ordered the game:
Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC. As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online.
The excuse about needing to ensure the game is "as polished as possible" is the same one Rockstar gave last time. And it would sound a lot better if it weren't immediately followed by:
As always, we ask for the GTA PC community’s understanding and assistance in helping to report any concerns during the early days of launch when those inevitable initial teething issues arise on the new platform. If you do experience issues please visit Rockstar Games Support and send feedback to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com – we’ll be closely monitoring the situation and addressing any hitches as quickly as we can.
Well, I guess all we can hope for is that those "teething issues" aren't too bad. Ugh.