Despite having originally released over a year and a half ago, Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to make waves among gamers, while also regularly topping sales charts. Much of that is due to the game's re-release on PS4 and Xbox One this past fall, and the impending PC release in just a couple weeks.
We're sure PC gamers are relieved to finally have access to arguably the biggest game release in the last two years. Having waited patiently, PC gamers will finally have a chance to cruise the streets of Lost Santos with Michael, Franklin and Trevor. And thanks to some new screenshots from the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5, it looks like those cruises are sure to be visually satisfying. A new PC release trailer is also expected soon, which will show off more of the game's beauty on PC.
Below are some impressive screenshots that are sure to generate a few drools. It might even be enough to make some console gamers trade in their machine for a PC.
It's important to recognize, though, that these screenshots were most definitely captured from a high-end PC and not the average rig. That doesn't make them any less impressive, though.
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PC gamers are definitely in for a visual treat with this game, at least as long as it works properly at launch. While Rockstar doesn't have the worst track record, they have run into a few snags, like the issues experienced with the launch of GTA Online Heists on consoles.
For those PC gamers excited to jump into San Andreas and (finally) get to play Grand Theft Auto 5, we highly recommend pre-ordering. Rockstar Games is offering a generous bonus for PC gamers who pre-order the digital download, as a way to compensate for the late arrival. PC pre-orders will come with $500,000 in-game money for use in the campaign, and $1 million in in-game money for GTA Online. In order to take advantage of this deal, gamers will have to pre-order by March 31.
We'll note that GTA Online Heists are expected to be available at release, so PC gamers will be able to participate once they reach level 12 and purchase a high-rise apartment (if they're planning to host the heists). That extra $1 million from pre-ordering could be very beneficial as players get ready for the heists.
What do you think about the screenshots? Are you planning to pick up Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC? Let us know in the comments.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to release for PC on April 14, 2015. It's currently available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Source: Rockstar Games