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GTA V PC is Now Available

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It is now midnight, April 14, British Summer Time and that means GTA V PC has officially been released! Digital copies are now available from sites like Steam, and if you pre-loaded your copy earlier in the week, it should be ready for you to start playing right now. You may need to restart your Steam client for the game to unlock.

Retailers may still be waiting for April 14 in their time zones, so you might have to wait to pick up the 7-disc physical copy of GTA V. Even so, it won’t be long.

If you’ve already started playing, let us know what you think. If you’re still undecided, reviews and fan feedback should start rolling in soon. The long-awaited PC release of GTA V is here at last!

GTA V PC Release by Time Zone

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GTA V PC comes out in just a few days, on April 14. If you’ve pre-loaded it, you might want to begin playing as soon as possible. GTA V will become available on the PC on April 14 at midnight, but don’t forget to take time zones into account. Its midnight release is for BST, which means some areas will actually get it on April 13.

For example, GTA V PC will go live on April 13 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, and 7:00 PM Eastern Time. To check exactly when you’ll be able to start playing the PC version of GTA V, you can convert times from BST to your time zone here.

Are you excited?

Should You Pre-Order GTA V For PC?

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Many Grand Theft Auto fans are conflicted over whether or not they should pre-order the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.

Some never intended to, as they either didn’t care to buy a new version of a game they already played or just didn’t want to play it on the PC. However, others have been put off by the numerous delays. Originally intended to launch alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions in late 2014, the PC version of GTA V was delayed until January 27, then to March 24, and then to April 14. Of course, some fans have still held on to their pre-orders despite the delays.

If you’re undecided about whether or not you should pre-order GTA V for the PC, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Pre-orders can be risky. Whenever you pre-order a game, you’re taking a chance on a product that hasn’t been reviewed or played by a wide audience yet. It’s a little different when it comes to a re-release or port, like GTA V, but it’s still worth considering.
  • You could lose your GTA Online progress. Ideally, this won’t happen, but some players lost their characters during the early days of GTA Online as well as during the transfers to the PS4/Xbox One versions, due to corrupted servers. The first PC players are the people most likely to be affected if the GTA Online PC servers have problems.
  • The pre-order bonuses really aren’t that much. While Rockstar is offering a nice chunk of GTA Online cash to anyone who pre-orders, you could make that same money through missions or heists in a relatively short amount of time. Even micro-transactions wouldn’t cost you very much.
  • You won’t have to wait long after the game’s launch. Reviews will comes out bugs will be reported, and you’ll know when it’s safe to play.
  • The digital version will take a while to download. If you want to play GTA V on your PC shortly after launch, and you don’t have a good download speed, pre-ordering it might give you the time you need.

So, what should you do?

If you want to play the game immediately, go ahead and pre-order it, but make sure you know the risks. Consider waiting on GTA Online, at least, until any bugs are known.

If you want the digital version and have a slow download speed, consider pre-ordering and pre-loading it, but keep in mind the above advice.

However, if you don’t mind waiting a short while and want to make sure your game progress is as safe as possible, you might be better off waiting until after its launch to buy GTA V for PC.

Either way, if you were/are considering pre-ordering the PC version Grand Theft Auto V be sure to let us know what you decide in the comments below!

New GTA V Artwork Celebrates Anniversary

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A year ago today, GTA V launched for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Now, we await its arrival on additional platforms in the months ahead. To celebrate this occasion, Rockstar has released several new pieces of artwork, featuring the game’s protagonists as well as the Vinewood Girl.

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All of these can be downloaded from the official GTA V downloads archive, along with several other pieces that have recently been added. The artwork used for recent GTA Online releases, art of characters like Maude, and many others are available.

You can download them as desktop wallpapers, smartphone/tablet wallpapers, social media covers, avatars, and icons, among other formats. Take a look!

Official Word on GTA 5 PC Launch Delay

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Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC is delayed. Yes, it’s official and was confirmed by Rockstar Games themselves just yesterday. What’s the reason though? Well, they’ve made us wait a little longer for that, apparently is just a matter of the PC version of GTA V requiring a little more development time to make it as polished as possible.

Rockstar has sent out this official explanation via the Rockstar Newswire here.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. 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. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.

We think it makes sense for a couple of reasons: (1) PCs are more powerful than even the Xbox One and Playstation 4, so Rockstar might need more time to really get the most out of it in terms of graphics and artwork; and (2) they might also need more time in order to really lock down GTA Online against PC hackers and crackers…

Anyway we expect much more news on all the new platform releases in coming weeks. It’s going to be a very exciting end to the year for gamers, and a great start to 2015 as well!

GTA V PS4 Price Tag Appears ($49.99)

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Now it really looks like we’re getting close to an announced release date for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Not only is the Steam version being tested, but players have discovered a price listed for the PS4 version of GTA V on PSN.

It’s priced at $49.99. Some fans see this lower price as welcome compensation for the fact that it’s a remastered port, rather than a new game. However, the real interest in the price is that it’s there at all. If the page was updated to include the price, maybe that means a release date announcement isn’t far off.

Everything pictured here has since vanished. Many users, including the one who took the original picture, believes a glitch or mistake caused the prices to appear. Whether they are true or not remains to be seen.

One reason you might want to consider this a rumor is that players have questioned the other prices visible in the image. In particular, Driveclub’s expected price doesn’t seem to match up with what is shown.

Nevertheless, the majority of the release date rumors point to October or November. Though November feels more likely, October might be the better choice, to avoid the rush of games being released this fall. When do you think the remastered GTA V will be released?

Testers Are Playing GTA V PC on Steam

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Are we close to the release date of GTA V for the PC? Since the remastered versions are due out this fall, it should be coming soon, and this new data supports theories that the release isn’t too far off.

SteamDB, a site that tracks information from Steam’s database, has reported gameplay of GTA V on Steam. Two players logged GTA V playtime of approximately 5-6 hours this Saturday, September 6. These must be game testers, and the session length suggests GTA V for Steam is nearing completion.

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For fans who believed GTA V for PS4, Xbox One, and PC would be released this fall, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but for those who feared it was delayed, it’s another story. On the other hand, some fans are still annoyed that we had to wait this long for a port to the new consoles and PC.

If you’re concerned that the data shows only two testers, keep in mind that this is only for the Steam build of the game. The primary goal of these testers will be to make sure its Steam integration is successful. We’re sure Rockstar used plenty of testers during development.

Latest Remastered Release Date Rumor is October

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Someone just posted the Fred Meyer reservation card that you can see above for Grand Theft Auto V on the Playstation 4 (for those of you outside the US, Fred Meyer is a chain of super stores).

What’s the big deal? Well, the reservation card has a release date of October 28 for the game – as in next month! The release date is of course qualified with the usual “subject to change” statement.

No, this still isn’t official confirmation from Rockstar, but it’s still better than a delay announcement right? And it’s even just under a month before the last possible release date we reported (November 18 at Newegg).

We’re getting a little tired of these incremental release date possibility posts just as much as you guys, however it’s important to cover the next-gen console and PC release of GTA 5 as much as possible for our fans. It will also be a very interesting exercise to go back and compare all these rumored dates to what it actually turns out to be!

Anyway, we live in hope. Being able to play GTA V on PC as early as next month would be nice!

Official Rockstar Word: GTA V on PC, PS4, X1 Coming this Fall

We don’t plan on recapping everything that’s happened in the last few days, with rumors of the PC version of GTA V being completely cancelled, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game being delayed and other goings on because it’s all pretty much irrelevant now.

Rockstar Games has just confirmed that GTA 5 is still on track and will be released this Fall on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4!

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You can check out the post here for yourself… someone decided to use their initiative and ask a question in the official Rockstar Support forums – “Is GTA V on PC cancelled, because the internet is going wild?” and thankfully, we got a response; all is well and we will be playing the game this coming Fall, also known as Autumn, or more accurately the months of September through to November.

So sit tight, relax and wait right here with us :)

GAME Gives PS4, Xbox One & PC GTA V Release Date of 1 November

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UK retailer GAME is making headlines today with a couple of tweets that saying Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 has a “provisional release date” of 1 November (this year).

What “provisional release date” is meant to mean we’re not exactly sure, but it’s mostly likely just a safety measure on GAME’s part, so that if the release date does change, they can point to that.

The tweets are also targeted to getting gamers to preorder GTA for PC or one of the next-gen consoles if they haven’t already… so we’re thinking that this potential release date of 1 November might really be a best case scenario, and that maybe we should expect some slippage.

Officially, all Rockstar Games has said about the new versions of GTA 5 is “autumn” – that’s the only official word at this stage.

PS: We realize the tweets didn’t refer to the PC version, but given Rockstar has been lumping them into one “release group” so are we!