Grand Theft Auto 5 PC petition reaches 650,000 signatures

Online petition calling for Rockstar to release open-world action game on PC reaches new support milestone.

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Will 2014 be the year Rockstar Games brings its acclaimed open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V to PC? That's the hope of the 650,000 people who have signed an online petition at Change.org calling on Rockstar to release the game for PC. This figure is up from 600,000 in October.

GTAV was released in September 2013 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In addition to a positive critical reception, the open-world game generated $800 million in 24 hours and more than $1 billion in three days. It has since shipped 29 million copies.

The game is widely expected to come to PC sometime in 2014. In October, multiple Eurogamer sources said GTAV would be released for PC in early 2014, while a representative for Chip maker Intel has said that GTAV is not expected to be a console-exclusive for much longer.

2008's Grand Theft Auto IV launched in April for consoles before coming to PC in December of that year.

Rockstar Games cofounder Dan Houser said in November 2012 that a PC version of the open-world game is "up for consideration," though that's all the company has said on the matter.

The petition says it is a "big shame" that GTAV is not announced for the PC, specifically calling out the modding community being a "huge part" of PC gaming. "Modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have," a line from the petition reads.

If GTAV does come to PC, it may not be the only new platform for the game. Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian contends that the game will be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014.

Discussion

412 comments
nIGhT-SoN
nIGhT-SoN

If they are gonna release it for PC and do a better job optimizing it, better than they did with GTA IV, I will buy it, otherwise, no thank you.

Pedro Ribeiro
Pedro Ribeiro

the only problem IS the game HAS to come out at SAME time as the consoles and NOT 1 or 2 years LATER and still expecting that pc users pay FULL PRICE for a game with 1 or 2 years of existence ...

Pedro Ribeiro
Pedro Ribeiro

if the game would come out in platforms like steam the game would have sold in the millions even for pc like Skyrim ...some companies out there still think that pc does not give profit ...well then go check the Origin numbers from EA check the numbers of Skyrim ...pc sells and in some games it actually is selling more then PS 3 and almost as good as Xbox 360 that is the hard truth that some companies are being slow to adapt ...

gtx650ti
gtx650ti

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lol so sad.  By the time PC gamers get a version, it'll be irrelevant.  Yeah, PC gaming may not be "dead"...its merely on life support thanks to Steam.  (And even Valve sees that consoles are the way to go with their new machine)

Uh that statement is based purely on your opinion. If pc gaming was dead why is PC gaming growing and growing and at a all time high? Everyone knows that even a old ATI 5850 will put out much better looking graphics and gameplay than the XBox one or PS4. Consoles are way behind PC's, And consoles will always will be behind PC's in gaming. 

And you idiots on pirating? Shut up! You can download pirated games for the Xbox And Playstation just as easy as you can on the PC, And there is more pirated console games on pirate bay than for PC too!, So stop acting like it is only us dirty PC gamers that are thief's. Not to mention anybody who is a real PC gamer never downloads pirated junk, We like are games to play smooth and be malware free. 

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

lol so sad.  By the time PC gamers get a version, it'll be irrelevant.  Yeah, PC gaming may not be "dead"...its merely on life support thanks to Steam.  (And even Valve sees that consoles are the way to go with their new machine)

tightwad34
tightwad34

I cannot see this game being played with mouse and keyboard. Just use a controller if you can.

Joseph P. Johnson
Joseph P. Johnson

and Rockstar will release it on PC anyway regardless of whether or not anyone signs a stupid petition...

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

at this point, if it ever does come out for PC, i'll wait for those sales on STEAM or amazon...its irritating being a fan from its original PC launch, owning all the PC hard copies and now being left behind to consoles...maybe once I'm out of games to play, then i'll get GTA 5

Timothy Daley
Timothy Daley

Signed! I would also like it to come to next gen consoles as well. Don't really know what Rockstar was thinking on this.

Antony Sharpe
Antony Sharpe

I hope they don't release it simply to spite all the mardy PC gamers that demand things all the time

blackothh
blackothh

Im just glad the consoles got to test the beta, and it will be in tip top shape when it releases for PC

Leonid Steiner
Leonid Steiner

Who needs to pirate when you got Steam sales, Green Man Gaming and GOG. There are lots of other sites too. Fanboy this fanboy that. Anyone fan of games ?

Deneil Iskandar
Deneil Iskandar

Gta 5 on pc......... and pc gamer will liked - hey looks the graphic on my pc , its look better than you shitty console...

Daan Van Belle
Daan Van Belle

Philip Theaker keep your moronic comment for your self. I'm not pc generation like you! I grew up with consoles! I had not the money for a pc back then. I'm not starting now with pc gaming. So shut up!

Thomas Ellison
Thomas Ellison

Lol GTA V shipped 29 million copies in 6 weeks on consoles and PC players think 650000 signatures in like a year is something to be proud of LOL

Clarence Ching
Clarence Ching

You do realise that consoles uses graphics card and processors (besides PS3) developed by ATI and Nvidia. And you do realise that when Xbox 360 and PS3 were first release that they were at least as powerful if not more so then the PCs of that time? And you do realise that Xbox One and PS4 have much more powerful hardware then the average PC owner? And that PC owners who spend $1500 on their latest and greatest will only see their hardware become obsolete in a few years. Not to mention the latest gen consoles are essentially using PC components that have been optimised to play games and are designed to last 10 years before next gen comes out. have fun continually upgrading your PC every 2-3 years.

Guillem Gilabert Castaño
Guillem Gilabert Castaño

Whi said I am even american? And no, console piracy is not by far as rampant as PC, it may exist but it sure as hell isn't a practice with the same adepts

Auth
Auth

It always goes to PC after a while. I guess people got nothing better to do.  RS maximizes sales. Less people will pirate GTA V with this delayed release.  because a lot of people brought it already for consoles. If they release it at the same time, a lot more would just pirate it for pc.

flashn00b
flashn00b

This petition is nothing short of a waste of time. The people who signed the petition should instead bother Gabe Newell about bribing Rockstar Games to bring GTAV on PC because A: Valve is scraping the bottom of the barrel for reasons to delay Half Life 3 (And we have something to throw in that barrel), and B: They need a Linux version of GTAV if they want the Steam Machines to sell.

nicecall
nicecall

buggy pc port, i can't wait

Darian Williams
Darian Williams

There's mutiplayer on pc san andreas...mmm rockstar didn't make a multiplayer for it..lolnuff said.. Hackers need to get laid..

Adam Siddiqui
Adam Siddiqui

Rockstar is making a large amount of money selling GTA V on consoles right now. When that stops, and things begin to slow down, then it's likely they'll bring it to PC. After all if they did it from the start think about how much money they would have lost because of piracy. It's not a matter what platform is superior, it's about trying to sell their product without the fear that it's going to be stolen in large qualities on a consistent rate.

Jaes Anthony
Jaes Anthony

Whine about it. This is so they can mod it then say... consoles suck.

Wraith3
Wraith3

OMG PC Gamers have some respect, don't beg!

Jeff R Hoover
Jeff R Hoover

GTAV was already gonna come to the PC it would justtake like a year just like all the others idiots

OthonLuster
OthonLuster

I really don't believe on Rockstar, because all times she makes a bull shit port for the PC.Remember GTA IV, more bug than on consoles.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

funny thing is GTA 1 started out on PC before making its way on playstation 1 and we're talking like Win 95. popularity grew and was then ported to PS1. we have every right to bitch, moan and complain about it as EVERY GTA title has been released on PC. GTA 4 and now GTA 5 have been late on their launch.


it's sad they've forgotten where they started from...

gnattydread
gnattydread

*Cough* Leaked 4 days before release, pirated like mad on old consoles that most people probably already shelved for the next generation. Is that why you think it is not as bad? Because if that were true, why is xbox one already hacked? Why are games already being pirated for next gen consoles? Why is gta 5 so pirated, it has no PC version. Do you really think all those pirates got off their PC, went out and got a Ps3/xbox just to hack it and void its warranty just to pirate gta 5? I highly doubt it lol. You console kids are funny though, I will give you that.

Auth
Auth

@nicecall Rockstar respects their PC roots. they are going to ad something 

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Plus, the millions of console users who are pirating the game now.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@scarred_fox 


That's not funny...its sad.  What should be a PC exclusive, is now all for the consoles.  Whos the master race now b*tches?