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GTA 6 will officially be unplayable to millions when it launches in 2025

Emma Flint

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GTA 6 will officially be unplayable to millions when it launches in 2025

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Where do we begin? What a whirlwind it’s been to get to this moment, but the day is finally here when we can bring you solid news about GTA VI that’s based on facts rather than mostly speculation. But with that joyous transition comes a sadness, as it becomes blatantly obvious that GTA VI will be unplayable for millions of gamers when it launches in 2025.

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When Rockstar Games almost broke the internet with the surprise early drop of the GTA trailer, we all clambered to see what the game has in store for us. Finally, all those fans playing overhyped guessing games now have answers to their predictions.

It's here! Check out the glory that is the GTA VI trailer!

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However, while the game looks superb, it comes at the cost of realising that previous-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One won’t be capable of playing it. Oh, and as expected, there’s no PC launch in sight right now. If you don’t believe me, at least take Take-Two Interactive’s word for it. In a press release, it said: “Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto VI is coming to PlayStation 5 computer entertainment systems and Xbox Series X|S games and entertainment systems in 2025.”

Given how immersive GTA VI is trying to be, with Rockstar’s Sam Houser saying that the team has pushed the “limits of what’s possible”, it’s unsurprising that only new-gen consoles are in the running. That being said, considering PC gamers consistently argue that PC gaming is superior to all else, it’s sad to see them left in the cold with the previous-gen players, although it's hardly unexpected. Rockstar rarely launches straight to PC, with those launches coming later down the line after the console market has been sated.

For those of you feeling crestfallen, perhaps it’s time to think about that console upgrade you’ve been putting off – if you want to play GTA VI in 2025, you’ll need one.

Emma Flint
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