GTA Online PC players believe they’ve been left behind due to console-only updates for GTA Online.
GTA Online players on PC are becoming disenchanted with their inability to benefit from new features and content updates found on console platforms.
Rockstar Games recently made some questionable choices with GTA Online, when an update saw content removed and only available through subscription to GTA+ service which only supports Xbox Series X/S consoles, PS5 and PCs – effectively leaving last gen console players no way of retrieving lost content from last gen consoles.
Now, PC players are left behind as several updates for console only are withheld from PC ports – from technical features like Ray-tracing, through cars and player progression tools, as well as content updates like Ray-Tracing. This may impact player progression tools & game content development too.
PC users appear disgruntled over this lack of content and have taken to Reddit threads voicing their displeasure about it.
“Rockstar left us behind ages ago by permitting cheaters to run amok,” lamented one player, while another stated it should come as no surprise: Rockstar has always ignored PC despite it being one of its main markets; GTA 6 will release on consoles first with PC due to come four years after. Someone else stated “They left us behind by deciding that single player mode doesn’t deserve updates or DLC”.
GTA V’s PC version has suffered from hacks and cheaters from its inception, according to one commenter. Players could hack their games easily to cause havoc across servers by either creating chaos themselves by spawning weapons/vehicles they shouldn’t, or hindering other players so that they couldn’t play normally.
Though new updates to GTA Online like San Andreas Mercenaries are making their way onto PC versions of the game, Rockstar doesn’t appear to be listening to what fans want and prefers instead to focus on expanding GTA+ subscriptions and microtransactions instead. While we still don’t know exactly how GTA Online could function in Grand Theft Auto VI’s release date is set up yet, many fans remain concerned that any similar version would merely serve as another cash grab scheme.