Some Reasons To Be Excited For ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ On PC

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 releases this week on PC (21 hours from publication time, actually), and gamers on PC have a lot to look forward to. Earlier, the Inquisitr looked at some of the PC exclusive features that would make Grand Theft Auto 5 enticing to fans. However, more information has been released with a slew of preview pieces that it’s worth taking another look at what Rockstar is calling the “ultimate” edition of Grand Theft Auto.

Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC will be incredibly scalable, thanks to the inherent nature of PC hardware. With over 25 graphical options in the game, including both AMD and Nvidia exclusive graphical solutions to some aspects of rendering the game, Grand Theft Auto players will be able to set the game to where it plays the best on their machine. Couple this with the game’s relatively modest system requirements, PC gamers should have no issue maximizing their GTA 5 potential.

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Also, PC players will have the choice with how they choose to control Grand Theft Auto‘s characters, thanks to both native gamepad support and the obvious keyboard and mouse. Thanks also to GTA 5‘s different camera modes, players can get a true FPS experience with a keyboard and mouse while in first-person, and then use a gamepad to control the game while driving through Los Santos (in 4K if your rig can handle it). PC Gamer has a great feature if you are looking to use a gamepad with your PC, breaking down more choices than the normal Xbox One and Dualshock 4 controller options.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will also sport an extremely robust video editor. Exclusive to GTA on PC, Rockstar recently detailed the video editor on their website. You can manually record full clips or simply capture recent gameplay, stage whole scenes in “director mode,” and so on. You can also trim, splice together, and share video clips right from inside Grand Theft Auto 5. This feature is huge, especially considering how many gamers are now sharing their favorite game moments on YouTube. This circumvents the need for any specialized software and allows GTA 5 players the ability to create content easily from right in the game.

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It has taken Rockstar almost two years since Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Fans of the game who have waited patiently can rest assured that the time has been to ensure that the PC version takes full advantage of your PC hardware.

Grand Theft Auto 5 releases on PC worldwide digitally and at retail April 14.

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