GTAIV hijacking PCs in November

Rockstar North's crime epic coming to Windows machines on Nov. 18 in US, Nov. 21 in UK; conversion will feature "expanded" multiplayer modes.

The year may be far from over, but many analysts have already concluded that Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV will go on to be the biggest-selling game of 2008. The crime epic sold 631,000 copies in 24 hours in the UK, while Take Two's financial results revealed that the game had sold 8.5 million units worldwide as of early June.

For all its success, though, perhaps the game's biggest limitation was launching on only two formats--the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. PC owners have been speculating for a while about the possibility of a conversion, as all previous Grand Theft Auto console games have made it to the original gaming platform. Today, Rockstar put the rumours to rest by announcing development of a PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, which will ship on November 18 in North America and on November 21 in Europe.

As well as featuring Liberty City's original backdrop, story, and soundtrack, the Rockstar North-developed PC version is set to receive an "expanded" multiplayer mode. "The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "The game looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can't wait for people to play it."

For more on Grand Theft Auto IV including reviews, cheats and walk-throughs, head over to GameSpot's GTAIV launch center.

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503 comments
Atomic1977
Atomic1977

Oh sweet another GTA game on the pc. Oh great I can see it now more hot coffee anyone? lol.

jacobmjl
jacobmjl

Think of all the mods for SA....*Think*.....Now think of all the mods for GTA 4.

kidklan123
kidklan123

thank's god at last! i don't care wht ppl said about it, but GTA is always ma favourite games eva! i've play all of the GTA series on many platform but for me, PC version is the most amazing ones! we can feel the ambience in it! hurraaahh Rockstar!

SpartonGhost
SpartonGhost

Only thing I didn't like about GTA4 was the lack of mission diversity, story was amazing even if it was a pretty simple premise. Still looking into this one though for PC

SpartonGhost
SpartonGhost

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thingta42
thingta42

Hope it isnt too Sytem greedy. Oblivion still plays like crap even on my gaming rig.

thingta42
thingta42

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perfect_chao
perfect_chao

I would much rather get Saints row 2 for the PC as long as it has like 50 players or more. I didnt like the handling of vehicles on the 360 version i played, too sluggish and realistic imo.. it would be much more fun with san andreas or vice city type handling and feel, thankfully that is how saints row 2 will be. I advise anyone interested in a great multiplayer game like GTA to get SR2

Stinger7530
Stinger7530

Finding this out just now has made my day i am so damn happy to hear Grand Theft Auto 4 is coming to pc at last

Agnus_Dei
Agnus_Dei

Great, I knew it was just a matter of time.

pierrat
pierrat

Awesome. So much better on the PC

setonj18
setonj18

GTA 4 = huge disappointment

azafirster
azafirster

I hope my computer can cope with the graphics requirements... cos if it can't.. then i'm getting a new one just for this game.

subhojitk
subhojitk

wow it's a great news...I'm a huge gta fan

priboy15
priboy15

yey this is good before this well come out i well hav new pc, pc for onliy games and i well buy(download for free)

noodle461
noodle461

oooooh sweetnesss. hope i can run it though.

uberjannie
uberjannie

been waiting for the news for some time now.

Devvy01
Devvy01

time to upgrade that graphics card again

ashb85
ashb85

I ain't believe it, just aw8in' for the specs :))))

Andrew_O
Andrew_O

that is expectable from rockstar, knowing that they did the same for their previous GTA games; looking forward for the 4th installment of the grand theft out game

pollob13
pollob13

now rockstar really know how 2 respect pcgamers.......... long live pc game.......long live pc gamer.......... we r proud 2 be PC GAMER......:D:D:D:D

Sohayboom
Sohayboom

GTA4 will be much better in PC with, mouse and keyboard, anti-aliasing and customizable audio tracks :) PC forever!!

jackwillkillu
jackwillkillu

Hopefully they will fix the craptastic trees. But either way i'm not going to buy it again just for better multiplayer. If they gave me a few new side storylines in the singleplayer I would, on top of 360's DLC of course. So... definitely not going to get it again.

ersia87
ersia87

"Can't wait to run the game on high antialiasing, what makes it lacking on the console.". Neither can I!!!!!! I hope they update the graphics from the consoles... Cause if there is something the console versions lack, it's good graphics... at least Very good graphics... And I want Very good graphics.... And gameplay! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paroxysmz
Paroxysmz

Can't wait to run the game on high antialiasing, what makes it lacking on the console.

secondshooter
secondshooter

Yea! Now even more people will get to experience the joy of GTA IV!

ignamatador
ignamatador

A MIRACLE, ITS THE BIGGEST MIRACLE EVER!!!!!! G T A 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 FOR PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JOEIV
JOEIV

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

mehrdad1987
mehrdad1987

PC was the winner all the time, and always will be!!!

madmenno
madmenno

Finaly a game that has to be played with mouse and keyboard comes to PC. Can't wait for it, this will keep me happy till starcraft 2 or Diablo 3 comes out.

tawagivercetti
tawagivercetti

Awesome some great pc news, modders start your engines

Stealth-S-117
Stealth-S-117

I'm buying the ps3 version UNLESS rockstar decide to update the graphics for pc. then i would have some incentive to get it.

taj7575
taj7575

If I was a PC gamer, I'd be happy as hell from this news. But, I dont like GTA IV...so..

Treflis
Treflis

Question is, Was there any doubt it wouldn't come out for PCs? Personally I like the old GTA games up to GTA 3 on the Computer, the rest I preffered on Consoles.

AjayRaz
AjayRaz

noo! they're gonna hijack my PC! :( but, this looks like a good buy.

BurningInHeaven
BurningInHeaven

finally.. just can't wait to play this game on my PC ;) thx a lot rockstar!

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

This is so frigging awesome! Wonder if a Collector's Edition will hit the shelves? Doubt it I think!!!! Can't wait. I was mega envious of console owners! And if the pirates ruin it I'll systematically track down each and every one and pop them!

MindlessTeef
MindlessTeef

"The pirates will ruin it for all the paying PC gamers." I will most certainly buy it!!! The game looks amazing!

shade1978x
shade1978x

The pirates will ruin it for all the paying PC gamers.

skitzo_zac
skitzo_zac

YAY! Shouldn't be too hardware intensive I hope.

Herrick
Herrick

This news greatly pleases Herrick...yes.

Snake_1118
Snake_1118

Finally Gta IV on Pc, I just hope the Specs arent TOO high

VercettiTommyy
VercettiTommyy

YEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! Finally! Thank God,I'm the happiest man ever!!!

geniustiong
geniustiong

YES. It's coming out for PC, hoping it's not another RIP-OFF with no MP and i hope i don't need to register an account to play on MP cause it's gonna be full of restrictions and all that.