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Is GTA 6 Coming To PC? Rockstar Isn't Saying, But Here's The History

GTA 6 hasn't been ruled out for PC, but don't expect it at launch.


Grand Theft Auto VI's first trailer has finally arrived, giving fans a first glimpse at Rockstar's next big game due for release in 2025. One of the biggest questions surrounding the game is the platforms it will be available on at launch, and that picture is coming into focus.

Take-Two has said the game will launch in 2025 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. But what about PC, and also PS4 and Xbox One?

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We don't have a definitive answer as of yet regarding either item. However, history suggests that Rockstar may eventually bring GTA 6 to PC, even if it's some time after its initial release on console. PS4 and Xbox One, though? Don't get your hopes up.

GTA and Red Dead have a history coming to PC after console

Grand Theft Auto V, the last big entry in the open-world series, launched in September 2013 for console, and it wasn't until April 2015 that the game came to PC. GTA 5's PC edition was supposed to launch in Fall 2014 before being delayed multiple times.

Rockstar did not explain why GTA 5 didn't come to PC at launch, but many theorized that the studio wanted to focus its efforts on the console edition. When the PC edition of GTA 5 finally launched in 2015, it also had the Rockstar Editor, which allows players to record, edit, and share videos. The PC edition of GTA 5 became very popular upon release, as it opened the game up to an even wider audience and it led to many fantastic and unexpected mods.

Red Dead Redemption II, meanwhile, launched for console in October 2018 before coming to PC about a year later in November 2019. 2010's original Red Dead Redemption, however, was never released on PC.

PS4 and Xbox One?

As for GTA 6 potentially coming to PS4 and Xbox One, don't bet on it, at least not a native version. Rockstar has said it plans to "push the limits" with GTA 6, and one can assume whatever vision Rockstar has for GTA 6 might not be possible on those aging consoles. Some games, like Spider-Man 2 and Starfield, are already exclusive to current-generation platforms, so it's a safe bet to assume a game releasing in 2025 like GTA 6 would leave older platforms behind.

There is a possibility that GTA 6 could play on PS4 and Xbox One through cloud-streaming, as the game could beam to those consoles without needing powerful-enough local hardware. Microsoft already supports this as a way to play the most technically impressive games on Xbox One, while Sony is just now getting into streaming PS5 games to PS4.

For GTA 6, though, the only smart bet right now is to assume the game will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S at launch before potentially landing on PC some time after.

For more on GTA 6, check out GameSpot's GTA 6 trailer breakdown and read up on why you might want to brace yourself for a GTA 6 delay. You can also check out everything you need to know about GTA 6.

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