Quick, pinch yourself to make sure this is really happening. After months and months of basically dodging questions about when Grand Theft Auto would release to PC, Rockstar Games finally acknowledged that it would happen, and even gave a general time frame. Announced at E3, Rockstar Games said GTA V will ship to PC this fall, along with versions for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
These releases won't be simple ports from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Instead, Rockstar promises that GTA V will take full advantage of the next generation console and PC hardware with "across-the-board graphical and technical improvements" for added detail. You can expect improvements such as increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions.
"The new generation upgrades also extend to Grand Theft Auto Online, an ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe. Rise through the criminal ranks by banding together to complete Jobs for cash, purchase properties, vehicles and character upgrades, compete in traditional competitive modes, or create your own content to play and share with the Grand Theft Auto community," Rockstar says.
Rockstar's release for PC and next gen consoles will also include all the content and gameplay that's been added to the original version since launch, including new jobs, weapons, vehicles, and so forth.