A retailer leak indicates that mid-November is when “GTA V” will arrive on PC and, therefore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
A little under 14 months after the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions made their record sales debuts, “GTA V” could be on PC and, most likely, Xbox One and PS4, according to an online retailer’s premature listing. The PC version, along with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions, has been announced for release before the end of 2014, though developer Rockstar and publisher Take-Two Interactive have not yet been more specific than that.
Instead, publicity material has concentrated on the improvement in fidelity over the already well-acclaimed crime tale “Grand Theft Auto V” on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, released September 17, 2013. But a date applied by Scandinavian and UK online retailer Coolshop had the title releasing for Windows machines on November 14, the same week as Xbox One retrospective “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” and driving game “The Crew,” and ten days after “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.”
As word spread, the listing was swiftly amended to the standard calendar year placeholder of December 31, but not before PC Gamer captured the evidence in screenshot form. If correct, and applicable to the new consoles as well as PC, the timing would be advantageous for Rockstar and Take-Two, avoiding clashes with big name annual franchises like “Assassin’s Creed” and “Call of Duty,” while assuring good positioning for “GTA V” alongside any end-of-year console purchases.