GTA V Coming to PC: Rockstar Confirms PC Edition & Release Timing
A few weeks ago, during the Grand Theft Auto 5 release, I wrote an article detailing how Rockstar was excluding a huge market by not releasing a PC version on the same date as consoles. There was also a petition to get GTA 5 on the platform, which at the time of this writing has now gotten over half a million signatures and is still growing. Gamers want, and are willing, to purchase a PC edition if Rockstar would just get with the times and realize the PC crowd is still strong.
Well, according to Eurogamer, our prayers have been answered:
Rockstar will be releasing a PC version of GTA 5 sometime in the first quarter of 2014.
This is in contrast to previous comments made by Rockstar representatives when asked about a PC release back in July:
"We don't have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now."
While we still have to wait several months, it seems as though the petitions and emails have at least sped up the process of development for the PC version. All I can say is that I, as a PC gamer, am very happy. GTA 5 has become one for the history books as it continues to shatter records and looks to be one of the defining games of this decade; and all of us PC gamers will be able to play it on our system of choice due, in a small part, to our dedication. Bravo everyone. Bravo.
Are you excited about the PC version of GTA V or is it too late for Rockstar?
Since writing this article 7 months ago, I am sad to report that this confirmation is now false. Unfortunately, representatives from both Rockstar and Nvidia have kept silent and obviously did not stick to any possible first quarter deadlines that were reported and accurate at the time of writing the original article last year. We are still waiting for the PC version and no further information has been released.