As if the last couple delays weren't enough, Rockstar has postponed the release of GTA V for the PC once more. Previously, it was already postponed to March 24, but the latest delay pushes that back a few weeks to April 14. If you had cleared your schedule, thinking that the launch was just a month away, you're going to need to find something else to keep yourself entertained for a while longer.
It's a well-known fact that developers have been getting sloppy with game releases, releasing unfinished titles simply because it's easy to patch them after they are already installed on people's PCs and consoles. What this leads to is a very sloppy early-adopter experience, and masses of gamers are starting to question whether they should bother pre-ordering games at all anymore.
To its credit, Rockstar doesn't seem to want to release an unfinished game. The console variant of the game has been out since September 2013, but Rockstar has been working hard to ensure that the PC variant of the game is actually a finished, finalized and well-polished product.
There's a lot of anger on the street though -- on the post where Rockstar announced the latest delay, there are many comments from annoyed gamers who are tired of waiting. This raises the question: Do we still want to give Rockstar credit for actually working on a polished game, or is it just becoming a little frustrating now?
Either way, Rockstar is offering a little something in return. For this delay, the company offers pre-purchasing players an additional $200,000 of in-game cash for the multiplayer component. The last delay offered users more, as well as a free game, but that deal has expired by now.
Rockstar also announced that the Online Heists would be available on March 10.
Either way, let's hope for a very properly polished game. If GTA V for the PC doesn't end up shining like a pearl after all these delays, people will flip their tables in anger.