The last few weeks have seen a blitz of publicity from Rockstar Games over the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto V on PC. A bevy of screenshots hit the web about a week ago, and Rockstar even took the time to tease that it was going to release a trailer running at 60 FPS before it went and did just that yesterday. It’s hard to blame Rockstar for all of the hype though, as GTA V on PC has been highly anticipated for a while now after selling more than 40 million units across the PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Now, it seems today has brought us another GTA V on PC teaser, by way of Rockstar’s Russian Youtube channel. The video is a trailer for the game’s online heists on PC. What’s interesting though is that it doesn’t appear to be quite ready for viewing by North American audiences. The video, which can be viewed above, features Russian subtitles throughout the short 1 minute clip.
Online heists are, of course, already in the game on consoles, getting released last month after a long and troubled development cycle. The new trailer, however, clearly shows upgraded visuals for the PC gameplay. Make sure to watch it in 1080p. It’s unclear if the video is running at 60 frames per second, as there does not appear to be the option for that setting on the Youtube channel.
While much of the trailer features in-game cutscenes, there are a couple quick glances of what might be actual Grand Theft Auto 5 gameplay. The graphical fidelity and draw distance appear to be better than what is currently out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Some outlets are reporting that the trailer was “leaked,” but as this was posted on an official Rockstar Games channel, it’s unlikely that it was an unauthorized post, even if it did come out in Russia first. No word yet from Rockstar if a version without the subtitles will be released in North America.
At this point, many gamers are just ready for the hype to end and for the game to finally get here. Past GTA releases on PC, including Grand Theft Auto IV, have been known to launch with a batch of bugs that killed the framerate or caused other game-breaking issues that needed patched. Hopefully, Rockstar used the extra time from its delay of the PC release wisely to polish off the title and will give PC gamers something in a couple of weeks that surpasses what is possible on current consoles.
Grand Theft Auto V is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game releases on PC on April 14, 2015.
Source: Rockstar Games Russia