Update: In spite of Rockstar's statement, it seems they delayed the PC version after all.
Original article: Some gamers are getting antsy about the release of Grand Theft Auto V on PC because there has been very little word from Rockstar about the game. Across discussion threads fear is spreading that GTA V may be delayed on PC. Well, Rockstar has confirmed that the game is releasing when it's supposed to on January 27th later this month.
Over on the Rockstar support forums users were asking if the game had suffered some sort of delay. What initiated this fear and rumor-peddling? The lack of information.
The game is 20 days out from release from today and gamers have no idea what the system requirements are for the title. Not that I'm a fan of pre-orders, but there's no way anyone could hope to pre-order a game if they don't even know if they meet the minimum system requirements.
Given that Rockstar has been mum on this important piece of info, those in the forums assumed that there must be a delay for GTA V on PC. Well, Rockstar finally decided to chime in and quell the malcontent by stating the following...
“GTAV will be coming to PC on January 27th. We have not announced any changes to this date at this time.”
Even with those words of encouragement, some within the forum began dissecting the language. A few questioned if “at this time” meant that perhaps a delay was still imminent... just not right now.
It's an understandable stance to take. PC gamers have been patiently waiting for GTA V since it was first announced several years ago. The game originally released in late summer, early fall on the Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2013. There was nary a peep about a PC release other than what spilled out of leaked game code from the console versions.
It wasn't until 2014 did Rockstar finally make it known that the game was coming to PC... only it would be pushed into 2015. GTA V re-released this past fall for the PS4 and Xbox One to a lot of fanfare and nearly equal amounts of controversy. The game was banned from Kmart and Target stores due to a petition that claimed the game was sexist, misogynistic and promoted violence against women.
Even in spite of the face of a lot of media backlash, the community has spent a good deal of time actually elevating their own homebrew-craft by modding in new content and recreating popular movie scenes and trailers within the GTA V engine.
PC gamers probably can't wait to get back to making and building some amazing mods for Rockstar's title. Things like Iron Man and the Hulk are staple examples of the creativity that the modding community brings to the table for GTA titles. A lot of people can't wait to see what the new iCEnhancer looks like on GTA V.
The only thing people are waiting for is the game to release, and while the Steam page has no definitive date on its page and no system requirements present, at the time of the publishing of this article, at least Rockstar seems confident that the game will be arriving on January 27th, 2015. So keep your heads up and your eyes peeled.