On Monday, some advertisement posters for Grand Theft Auto Vcropped up on a Polish fan site. The posters were purported to be what Europe could expect to see more of once the Rockstar advertising steamroller kicks into high gear. Those first images also gave the world their first possible release date for GTA V.
Fast-forward to now and Rockstar has confirmed the “Spring 2013” release date; so March – May 2013 for us in South Africa. This will be a worldwide release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The game’s developer (and series creator) Rockstar North is calling the game “the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond – from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean.” That last bit about the ocean depths is rather intriguing; maybe we’ll be getting SCUBA tanks and submarines this time?
Interestingly, there’s no mention of the game coming to PC. This resulted in a bit of a backlash over on Rockstar’s official website; things got bad enough for one of the company reps to post an official response and warning.
“Hey guys, glad to see so much enthusiasm about the release announcement. For those asking about the PC platform, we’re currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don’t have any details to share about a PC version at this time. Anyone that continues to spam the comments section will have their commenting privileges suspended.”
The complete lack of details regarding a PC version is a little disconcerting. Rockstar is rather inconsistent when it comes to releasing things on PC – previous GTA titles have made the jump (with the exception of GTA: Liberty City Stories and GTA: Vice City Stories). What’s more, Red Dead Redemption never made it to PC, but Max Payne 3 did. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether GTA V will end up on PC.