In an extensive interview given to GameSpot ahead of the games launch on PC next week, the developer answered questions regarding the PC version’s development and what gamers can expect, and according to Rockstar, GTA V on PC is the “ultimate version of an amazing game”.
Not only does the PC version obviously look absolutely outstanding, supporting 60FPS at 4K resolution, but the game will be able to be played on a variety of machines, from modest hardware right up to the very best that money can by, and Rockstar wants as many people as possible to experience the GTA V on PC.
“Our focus was to make the game run well on a wide range of hardware so that as many people could experience the game as possible.”
“We want to deliver something for all different kinds of PC players, from those with modest rigs right up to the hard core who immerse themselves in really high end systems. It is a fun challenge for us and it is well worth it as the game looks absolutely stunning.”
Rockstar has always released the PC version of its Grand Theft Auto series after the console versions, and when asked why that is, Rockstar says it comes down to “bandwidth” as they want each version to be the best it can be, and that takes time and having the right people working on the PC version.
“It comes down to bandwidth. We want each version of the game to be the best it can possibly be, and that means having the core members of the original GTA V team working closely with the best PC developers from across all Rockstar studios-the same crew that did great work on the PC versions of Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire and GTA IV,” Rockstar said.
“Essentially, a large portion of the team that worked on GTA V for PS3 and Xbox 360 also worked on the PS4 and Xbox One versions and all of the GTA Online content, including Heists. Since the new generation console versions and the PC version share similar architecture, the team also continued to work on the PC version. With each version adding features and requiring the focus of the same key people, that takes time.”
“However, the result is a PC version that draws from a huge pool of knowledge inside the team to deliver a game of the highest possible quality in every way. We’re really excited for people to play GTA V on PC, it is the ultimate version of an amazing game.”
Rockstar also plans to release all DLC and updates to the game simultaneously across PC and console versions meaning that no longer will PC gamers have to wait longer than everybody else, stating “We plan to deliver updates to PC and consoles simultaneously. There can be occasional variations in timing based on specifics from one console to another but PC will not be on a separate timetable to other platforms.”
Grand Theft Auto V releases on PC April 14th and is available to preload now ahead of the launch on Steam and Rockstar Warehouse.