Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be arriving on the PC later this year in North America and Europe.
The Grand Theft Auto series started life on the PC, but with the rise of the PlayStation 2, the crime-filled franchise found a larger audience on consoles.
All the modern Grand Theft Auto games have first graced console gamers first, leaving PC gamers to either pick up a controller to play on the couch or to wait it out for the inevitable port. For those who were patient enough to wait to play one of the best games this year with a mouse and keyboard, the PC version will hit November 18 in North America and November 21 and Europe.
"We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC. The game looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can’t wait for people to play it."
It’s unknown what enhancements, if any, will ship with the PC version other than the option to play at higher resolutions with better anti-aliasing and greater texture detail. The Xbox 360-exclusive DLC that is slated for this fall may also hit around the time of the PC game’s release, though Rockstar has not revealed any DLC plans for the other platforms.
According to Rockstar, more than 11 million units of Grand Theft Auto IV shipped for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in its first month on the market.