History says GTA V for PC to Arrive April 17 2014


The change.org petition to have Grand Theft Auto V developed and released on PC just blasted through 300,000 signatories (see our previous coverage here and here) and we thought it would be a good time to try and assess when a PC version of GTA 5 might actually be released, if it is in development.

Here’s what the previous release dates were for the console versions of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV, along with their PC version counterparts:

  • Grand Theft Auto 3: October 22 2001 (console) | May 20 2002 (PC) | 210 days difference
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: October 27 2002 (console) | May 12 2003 (PC) | 197 days difference
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: 26 October 2004 (console) | June 7 2005 (PC) | 224 days difference
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: April 4 2008 (console) | December 2 2008 (PC) | 217 days difference

The average time difference across all four games was 212 days, which gives us the following:

  • Grand Theft Auto V: September 17 2013 (console) | April 17 2014 (PC) | 212 days difference

So, if you believe that Rockstar Games will publish GTA 5 on the PC (the signs are certainly there) then watch out for April 17 2014 – it could come around sooner than you think!


Trevor Phillips
Founder of GTA BOOM, Trevor has been a long-time fan of the GTA series but probably isn’t quite as hardcore a gamer as you’d think. When he isn’t tweaking the content on GTA BOOM, you’ll find him working on the server or making other improvements to hopefully make the site better. Other than that, Trevor enjoys getting outside in the sunshine!


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