In case you didn’t know, one of the biggest video game launches of all time is going down today. I’m talking about Grand Theft Auto 5, the $200 million title that Rockstar put their heart, sweat, soul and tears into for the past 5 years. This is one of the most significant titles yet, with outlets like IGN giving it a perfect 10/10, saying this game is a masterpiece and that games like this don’t come around but once per decade.
With that, many of you are probably wondering where you can get all of the companion apps Rockstar has been advertising, such as the iFruit app which allows you to take care of Chop the dog (he’ll be more helpful in-game if you care for him in the app), and customize your vehicles at Los Santos Customs.
The app also allows you to keep tabs on your crew through the Rockstar Social Club, keep up with virtual friends on the Facebook parody LifeInvader, and more. Unfortunately, the app is only available for iOS at the moment. And no, it’s not because Rockstar parodied Apple’s popular brand.
The developers have confirmed that an Android app (as well as a Windows Phone version) is coming out soon, though they didn’t have anything to share in regards to a specific release date or window. It has us wondering whether Rockstar decided to release this as a timed exclusive for iOS users, as it is often way easier to get apps up in the Google Play Store than it is to get them approved by Apple.
A consolation prize for making fun of iOS in tongue-in-cheek fashion, perhaps? We’re not sure, but we’ll definitely be waiting patiently for the app’s release on our beloved platform. Is anyone looking to pick GTA 5 up today?