Very few games garner the kind of attention that Grand Theft Auto 5 has captured. While gamer attention moves past most games within the few months (or even days for some poor games) after release, Rockstar's blockbuster continues to maintain its place on the tip of gamers' tongues, despite being 18 months old.
Much of that is due to Rockstar's release timeline for the game, which is brilliant by the way. After first releasing Grand Theft Auto 5 game on PS3 and Xbox 360 back in September 2013, then on PS4 and Xbox One this past fall, the game is finally coming to PC next month. Such a long timeline has transformed Grand Theft Auto 5 from a simple game into a powerhouse product that continues to amass publicity and hype.
Those PC gamers who have waited patiently for Grand Theft Auto 5 and have preordered the game will be rewarded with $1.5 million of in-game cash. They will also receive a game that runs at a smooth 60 frames per second, double that of PS4 and Xbox One. In an effort to promote that fact, Rockstar is set to release a trailer for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC this Thursday, April 2nd, that itself will run at 60 fps.
It's not surprising that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming to PC at 60 fps. Unlike consoles - even current-gen consoles - gaming PCs are not limited in their ability to produce high frame rates and super HD video, as any PC gamer is happy to point out.
While not all PCs are created equal, those players who have powerful enough machines will enjoy a beautiful game that goes far beyond what consoles are currently able to provide. That's not to diminish the capabilities of current-gen consoles, which offer a fantastic experience for their owners, but it's a simple fact that high-end PCs are able to handle higher demand graphics.
Last week, Rockstar revealed a handful of screenshots pulled from the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 that show an amazingly detailed San Andreas. While those photos are certainly impressive, we imagine it won't be long before PC gamers introduce mods that push the graphics and capabilities of the game even farther.
In addition to the 60 fps, Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC will also include more music than its console counterparts. We're excited to see what else Rockstar has in store for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to release on PC on April 14, 2015. It's currently available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.