PC gamers are feeling left out as an official announcement of GTA V arriving on the PC have yet to appear leaving many to wonder, is it really coming to the PC? I commend those of you that intend to wait and hope that this video helps to ease your pain. Although, there may still be hope.
In the past the majority of GTA games eventually made their way to the PC. Fans are likely frightened by Rockstar’s track record considering that their smash hit Red Dead Redemption never made it to the PC. Financially putting GTA V on the PC would be a smart idea for Rockstar but it would no doubt be pirated as well. Rockstar wouldn’t be hurt too much by pirates because they made a billion dollars in revenue in the first three days GTA V was for sale.
The internet is up and in arms about the matter. There is a petition on www.change.org that is trying get GTA V on the PC, they had this to say, “please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many people’s lives and it’s a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform. Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have.” So far their petition has more than 600,000 and is still climbing.
Ironically there is also a petition on the same website to prevent GTA V from making it to the PC but it only has 11,000 signatures. The positive support for getting GTA V on the PC is overwhelmingly stronger than the opposing force and that will likely not change.
Intel director of marketing Chris R. Silva anticipates that GTA V will appear on PC eventually. “At least with Grand Theft Auto, I don’t think it’ll be console-exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that habe lots of money trying to make sure they have content.” Silva believes he knows why GTA V hasn’t been announced on the PC yet. “Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive.”
During a financial conference call with investors in August, it was revealed by Chris Evenden, senior director of investor relations at Nvidia, that GTA V would make it to the PC in the fall. This was immediately backtracked and followed by a quote saying that the statement, “was not intended to represent specific knowledge.”
It would make sense if Rockstar was waiting to put GTA V on the PC at a later point instead of now. No doubt Rockstar doesn’t want to subtrack from the number of possible buyers that would settle for getting GTA V on the PS3 or Xbox 360.
For now PC gamers are either going to have to buy GTA V on a current console, play a friends copy, or settle for videos and pictures of the internet. For all of those GTA V fans that intend to wait, here is a little video of easter eggs to tide you over.
Written By: Garrett Jutte