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Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released on PC in Q1 2014 – report

Thursday, 10th October 2013 16:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released on PC in 2014, according to multiple industry sources close to Eurogamer.

The release plan mirrors the same one used for Grand Theft Auto 4, which released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 29 before launching on PC the following December.

In August Nvidia’s senior director of investor relations, Chris Evenden, noted a PC version of GTA 5 during a financial call, but the firm said this was made in error.

Earlier this week, Intel executive Chris R. Silva said he expects Grand Theft Auto 5 to come to PC eventually, suggesting the PC version was excluded at launch due to “someone” paying to keep it on consoles.

Supposedly, a source code for the PC and a PlayStation 4 version were found in the Xbox 360 version, which oddly did not include a source code for Xbox One.

To date, almost 600,000 people have signed a petition asking for the game on PC.

The sources state the game will be released on PC in the first quarter of 2014.

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30 Comments

  1. stretch215

    Of course it will, followed (inevitably) by nextgen console versions. Rockstar is not going to skip out on all that $.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Hcw87

    I’ll gladly buy this again on next gen consoles.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Llewelyn_MT

    I’m pretty sure all 3 next generation versions will come out the same day.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Talkar

    If there are some decent mods made available for this, then i’ll buy it for PC in a heartbeat.
    Also, it will be interesting to see if Rockstar has finally managed to port a game without screwing up x)

    #4 12 months ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    If I rely on the fact the the ps4 version will let me keep my ps3 game save I don’t have to finish it before the ps4 comes out (my current plan).

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Thugz99

    i’m no pc gamer anymore but thats great news aint nothing worse than being left out!

    #6 12 months ago
  7. KineticCalvaria

    Great idea from Rockstar, get everyone to buy the current gen versions, they’ll then realise the graphics are pretty shit and then they’ll buy the next gen version to experience it the way it was always meant to be played.

    Smart thinking.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. Xbone

    @3 what is the third?

    #8 12 months ago
  9. DSB

    @1 Precisely.

    It’s gonna be good to see how the game looks and runs on proper hardware. I don’t think the current really does it justice.

    If you haven’t played it already, I’d say wait for the next gen version.

    #9 12 months ago
  10. loki

    multiple industry sources? Nvidia? Before they were saying Q4 2013
    I believe only Rockstar. This is bullshit

    https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-games-dont-make-a-pc-version-of-gta-v#share

    #10 12 months ago
  11. undermyrules

    @7 that is pretty much the strategy there…even those “PC gamers” bought the game on a console and they gonna buy it again….smart move by Rockstar at least i respect thier thinking but still i im dissapointed by treating real PC gamers like that.

    #11 12 months ago
  12. Erthazus

    in 1080p and 60 frames. Yes.

    Current gen version was an absolute crap.

    #12 12 months ago
  13. CinCityPyro

    2014 Q1 is Oct.1st – Dec.31st 2013 Guys. It’s not a year away, it’s only a couple of months. :D

    #13 12 months ago
  14. archaven

    Kinda funny when game sites kept trolling on PC gamers while R* make no firm announcement. Also, why would R* or Take 2 to be bothered to release it on PC when 15M already sold on consoles. How many will buy on PC? The 600K petitioners? LOL

    #14 12 months ago
  15. CinCityPyro

    @archaven

    600k multiplied by $59.99 equals roughly $35,994,000 in sales. Would you snub your nose at that? Think about it!

    #15 12 months ago
  16. KTF26

    @archaven
    if they don’t want to release it on PC they could say don’t wait it
    just give us your money for the console version

    #16 12 months ago
  17. Sini

    that petition never said anything about me paying money for the game though.

    I would kill for custom radio stations, where you can put your own mp3 songs.

    #17 12 months ago
  18. XanderZane

    This was a given. I never understood why a petition was even made. It was pretty obvious a PC, PS4 and XBox One version were already in the works. I kept seeing forums posts from PC gamers begging for it on the PC. Made no since really since Rockstar (Take-Two) does the same thing everytime with the GTA games. Release it on game consoles first to make the billions and then on the PC later to make a few more millions. Helps to curb a lot of the piracy on PC. Rockstar knows it won’t sell nearly as well on the PC as it does on consoles.

    #18 12 months ago
  19. OnionPowder

    @18 The more people that ask for it the higher the value R*/T2 see the PC version as. It could be the difference between a GTAIV caliber port and a Max Payne 3 caliber port.

    #19 12 months ago
  20. illuminatusv

    GTA V will also be available on PS4 and XBox One.

    #20 12 months ago
  21. Keivz

    @10 Agreed. Let’s not start sucking each other’s d— just yet. This is in no way a confirmation. I remain hopeful though.

    #21 12 months ago
  22. Cool P

    @10 Really? Did they created a petition to avoid it being on PC with claims that it “ruins” the industry? That is just absurd and people who believe that must be out of date regarding piracy for it affects the consoles too!

    Anyway, the point is, why would you not want it for PC? It is a multiplatform game and there is no reason to keep it off the PC. If you don’t want to buy it again fine, keep playing your console version, but why on earth would you not want someone who, for whatever reason plays on PC, not want to play the game?? What is the point in keeping gamers separated when the point of games is just for us to have fun and entertain ourselves and share our various experiences on-line or with our friends? Why be so hostile towards one or another just because I play on A and you play on B?

    Most of the times I don’t understand people…

    #22 12 months ago
  23. ninjanutta

    GTA V will drop on PC,PS4,XBONE all at he same time and be every bit as successful as it deserves to be,I will buy it for PS4 and love seeing it in all its full hd glory,I will also download it on pc and see if its any better than ps 4.At the end of the day r* will make a shit load more money for a great game and us gamers will enjoy a great game to play so stop bitching you eletist mongs and just play games for being games…..BORING!!!!!!!!!!! Fucktard arguments as usual……

    #23 12 months ago
  24. Moonwalker1982

    @12

    Wow man, you truly can never say a good thing when it is console related it seems. GTA V was a damn big achievement by Rockstar. Such graphics and a decent enough framerate on such old hardware and you call it ‘such an crap’ .

    #24 12 months ago
  25. Hcw87

    @24
    He lacks the average IQ to understand that GTAV would never be possible on a PC built in 2005 (or with 360-equivalent hardware).

    It IS an accomplishment no matter how you look at it.

    #25 12 months ago
  26. Panthro

    Where are all the comments saying us PC pirates done deserve the game, I was starting to believe it myself :’(

    …Naaaaht.

    EDIT- Ohhh nevermind, just saw lokis post trying to promote his retarded petition (what a cocksucker)

    #26 12 months ago
  27. Panthro

    @24

    when you get so used to 1080p 60fps its hard to look back my friend ;)

    I still managed to enjoy GTA V though, it just means I’ll enjoy it more on PC + mods.

    #27 12 months ago
  28. XanderZane

    @19 The game was already in the works alone with the PS3 & XBox 360 versions. So it’s not like it wasn’t going to happen. They aren’t porting this from game consoles. It’ll be out by May or June next year.

    #28 12 months ago
  29. Christopher Jack

    @1, I actually bet that Rockstar will skip out on next gen consoles, tho I could just about guarantee a PC version. San Andreas was only released as a simple HD port not too long ago.

    #29 12 months ago
  30. DSB

    @29 What are we betting? Do you have paypal? :P

    The current consoles were choking on it. There’s no way they didn’t intend for a next gen port.

    But for business reasons it’s obvious why they wouldn’t want people to know. They want to sell as much as possible on the current gen first.

    #30 12 months ago

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