The still-current fifth installment of the GTA series was announced in late
2011. Like all previous games, not counting the first and second parts,
GTA 5 was initially promised only to players playing on consoles. The
agony of PC players lasted for almost two years, for whom Rockstar did not
want to confirm whether the PC version would ever be made. Petitions were
written, and fake news was fabricated, but even after the game came out on
consoles, there was still no indication that GTA 5 could come to PC.
And then in the summer of 2014, the version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles was announced, and with them, quietly, the version for PC. The current consoles got their GTA 5 in late 2014, while PC players were once again short-sleeved. The game was then supposed to come out in PC release during the third month of 2015 but was postponed again. Yet, on this day exactly four years ago, the Grand Theft Auto 5 has finally appeared on personal computers as well.
For a long time, it was the only version of the game that could be played at
60 frames per second, but that changed in 2022 with the arrival of the game on
PS5 and XSX / S. The PC version also boasted an exclusive editor that allowed
you to record and direct in-game videos, but that option became available in
current console versions a year later. What made many expect the PC version of
this game was user modifications or mods, and although there were some
problems with them for a while, the modding community is still very
active and imaginative.
Although the modders had legal entanglements with the owners of the GTA series who wanted to sue them for allowing cheating in GTA Online, in the end, everything was smoothed out somewhat. That also benefited the game itself. Namely, at the beginning of 2021, the modified GTA 5 for PC became the basis for unofficial role-playing servers, which six years later brought the game the title of the most-watched game on streams in the first three months of 2021.
Although GTA 5 on the PC has not received refreshments as on the PS5 and XSX / S (primarily raytracing support), new things are still being added. For example, in 2021, the PC version received 60% faster loading of GTA Online, which Rockstar applied after the faster loading technique was developed by a single modder.