Why will GTA VI be released on PCs later than on consoles? A former employee of the Rockstar Games studio commented on this subject.
About the GTA VI The version for Windows PCs will be released much later than on game consoles, we have known since the first announcements of this game. Now Mike York, a former animator from Rockstar Games studio, who had the opportunity to work, among others, shared his thoughts on this subject. for GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Reasons for delaying the release of GTA VI on PC
It turns out that in the case of the later release of GTA VI on PCs, the saying that “when you don’t know what it’s about, it’s about money” holds true. According to a former Rockstar Games employee, it is because video games generate the greatest sales on consoles on the day of release that the most anticipated game of all time, which is undoubtedly Grand Theft Auto VI, will be released first on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, and only later on personal computers.
– One of the main reasons I want to make about why PC games come later is that developers always prioritize the platform where games sell best. (…) At Rockstar, PlayStation is currently the main platform for which new games are being prepared – said Mike York in his video published on YouTube.
In this material, a former Rockstar Games employee also draws attention to the fact that computers, unlike game consoles, are characterized by various hardware configurations, which leads to many problems in the proper optimization of a given game in the PC version. – We cannot forget about this, and this is the most important issue, that computers may have different components and creators must optimize the game for various hardware configurations – notes Mike York.
GTA VI premiering in 2025
GTA VI was officially announced on December 5 this year, although we have actually known for almost 10 years that the sixth installment of the best-selling Rockstar Games series is in the studio’s plans and is in production, i.e. the release of GTA V. The most anticipated game of all time. times will be released in 2025 (the date and month of release are not yet known), first of all in the version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles.