Will GTA 5 Online Ever Make it to The Mac?
GTA 5 was one of 2013’s most successful games, and so far, only console users have been able to enjoy it. While a PC version will be releasing this fall, will a Mac version ever be released to the public?
Grand Theft Auto 5, which is currently available for Xbox 360 and PS3 users, will be releasing for the PC, Xbox One and PS4 later this year. But will we ever see the much-acclaimed title come to the Mac?
A Mac version of GTA 5 is being demanded by OS X users worldwide after Rockstar announced the PC version at E3 2014. But a fact remains a fact: Rockstar Games still hasn’t released a Mac version of Grand Theft Auto 4 yet, and there are small chances it will do so for GTA 5.
Grand Theft Auto 4 was released back in 2008 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PC. And while the title also received splendid reviews, some better than Rockstar’s latest GTA 5, the developer didn’t release the game for Mac gamers.
The last game that Rockstar released on the Mac App Store was Max Payne 3, which was launched in 2012. The game is also available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
On the other hand, other GTA versions that Rockstar has previously released on the Mac App Store are GTA: San Andreas, GTA: Vice City and GTA 3. These three games launched seven, nine and ten years respectively after hitting the consoles.
The main reason why less games are released for Macs, is that developers unfortunately go for platforms where there are more users and they have a chance to get more money. There are a lot more gamers running Windows rather than OS X, as the Mac is generally perceived as a platform directed towards content-creating only.
Other rumours state that GTA 5 cannot come on the Mac due to a “capacity” problem. This was first discussed in a forum earlier this year, however Rockstar has yet not commented on the issue.
Mac users can currently only play GTA 5 by installing Windows on their Macs using BootCamp, and then running GTA 5 on Windows.
The PC version will also include a video editor created for advanced movie making, as well as new Jobs, a collection of new weapons, properties, vehicles and character upgrades.
In its Steam listing, Rockstar assured fans the PC version” will take full advantage of the power of PC to deliver across-the-board enhancements including increased resolution and graphical detail, denser traffic, greater draw distances, upgraded AI, new wildlife, and advanced weather and damage effects for the ultimate open world experience.”
Let’s just hope that Rockstar comes to its senses and releases a Mac version of the title in the near future.