Rockstar has opened up about the recent PC delay to Grand Theft Auto V, claiming that pushing the launch date back will work in favour of PC gamers when the final product arrives.
The release date announcement earlier this week revealed that current-gen console owners would have to wait just 2 months to get their hands on the Grand Theft Auto 5 remaster, while PC gamers will have to hold out a little longer until January 27th, 2015. Gamers were understandably a little miffed, but Rockstar has posted a statement claiming that the extra development time will allow Rockstar to polish GTA V and deliver the ultimate game play experience.
“We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTA V and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon,” wrote Rockstar. “We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible.”
Grand Theft Auto IV’s optimisation at launch was definitely not something to write home about, so it’s certainly in the best interests of PC gamers and Rockstar that a little more time is used to iron out all of the kinks. The added development time is expected to be used on optimisation for PC hardware, as well as potentially the addition of PC-exclusive graphical effects. Recent leaks confirmed that Rockstar game testers are indeed already testing GTA 5 on Steam, as development is ramped up ahead of the January 27th launch. Glad Rockstar is taking a little more time to develop a polished game? Do you have faith in Rockstar’s ability to deliver a well-optimised GTA? Let us know!