Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC in early 2014 - Report

GTAV on PC said to mirror Rockstar's staggered PC release of GTAIV.

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Grand Theft Auto V will be released on PC at the start of 2014, Eurogamer has reported.

Citing multiple industry sources, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is said to be coming within the first quarter of 2014.

The release window is said to mirror Grand Theft Auto IV, which Rockstar released on consoles in April 2008 before bringing it to PC in December that year.

Since launching on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17, Grand Theft Auto V made $1 billion in revenue in its first three days on sale.

Chip maker Intel yesterday said it expects to see GTAV on PC. Intel director of marketing Chris R. Silva said, "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 have lots of money trying to make sure they have content."

Silva added that the reason Rockstar hasn't yet announced GTAV on PC is because "Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive."

A Change.org petition for a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is now close to breaking 600,000 signatures.

Discussion

1479 comments
hellomello223
hellomello223

And here we are a year later still waiting for the PC release.Fucking hell...

Psycold
Psycold

I've waited this long, I can wait a little longer for a PC version. 

vackillers
vackillers

That is great news, just imagine what sort of machine you're going to need to run it though, look how much of monster machine you need to run BF4 on ultra lol..

aliie
aliie

thats great news...im disprete for the pc version..

genlee47
genlee47

Time to start saving up for a gaming pc so I can play those amazing mods that are sure to come.

so_hai
so_hai

I've read through the source article twice, and the only "report" in there are the two already pubished denials from Nvidia and Rockstar. This is just several third party sources citing one another.

bandarman
bandarman

I just hope that there is a next gen version of GTA V and a PC one based on THOSE graphics. That will make me buy and play it all over again... On PC! :) 

Just hope that it ain't that bad of a port like GTA IV.

duytranduc
duytranduc

If GTA V does not support PC, the future of PC/ Window plaform will not be good since there would be more and more game companies don't support PC anymore. Android or iOS games will be the leaders. I think Intel, Nvidia, ATI and other computer companies should impact on the Rockstar to improve this situation.

se007
se007

Hopefully there will be next gen port along with PC's, I'm intentionally resist buying the game on current consoles to play it as it should be played - on next gen hardware!

flexy456
flexy456

I have to a agree that SOME parts of the game, graphically, look underwhelming. I am aware that X360 is very, very last-gen. I am also aware that there is more to a game than just graphics. But I really, really hope that the PC version will be better in that regard and won't look as dated. I am fine with two months more time for the PC version...as long as it will be a good/solid port and bugs are found and fixed.

flexy456
flexy456

I am pretty sure that *R* already made MORE THAN profit (to say it mildly) with GTA V, one of the best selling games of fricking all time, they sold $800M *on the first day alone*. The argument that a PC version would "hurt" them financially etc. is nothing but silly. Even if we assume that EVERY PC gamer would pirate the game, *R* could already sit back and relax due to the success of GTA V. And of course, the idea that every PC gamer would pirate the game is only a hypothetical thought: In reality, MANY will actually buy the game twice, for PC and for console and they will get more sales later with XBone etc. in addition.  Do you seriously (and I mean: seriously...) think that *R* has a reason to be concerned because of piracy on PC? Also..the eternal debate whether or whether not GTA V comes to PC starts to annoy me. We KNOW it's coming to PC, it's actually already listed for pre-order with many vendors and there are bits of code in the game pointing to the PC version. There is not one single bit of doubt that it will be released on PC. Those people who made the petition ...are morons, I am sorry but I have to say that.

Atrax2k8
Atrax2k8

Why do you people think this game will not be released for PC?

As if it wold be the first time .

Seriously....

Ofcourse they'll release it for PC, regardless of the piracy it will still make a lot of money on the platform, and it will cost them very little to make it in comparison to console versions.

I love the game on my PS3, but since I'm not really a frequent console player, It feels akward to play it on a gamepad, I played all previous GTAs on PC so I'm used to it. Also, It would be nice to get some better graphics, I was somewhat dissapointed with how the game look, even though miles ahead of GTAIV.

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

First class gamers plays this in 2013, and pirates gets this in... oh wait PC version is just rumors. ROFL.

SadMonster
SadMonster

Praise The Sun!

Oh wait... No, I meant... Where's the ACTUAL proof, guys? I need at least ANYTHING from Rockstar themselves. No news from Rockstar? So I guess Gamespot guys are just trolling us.

slfite
slfite

Put a game out for the PC and everyone steals the game. Why bother?

chronocommander
chronocommander

Rockstar is a master of using the obvious for free publicity: every single mainline GTA game has eventually come to PC, porting such huge games takes time so instead of committing to a hard date they let the public get all worked up about it, maintain the interest over the sometimes 6 month gap and then launch it anyway.

rxl209
rxl209

another article about gta5 coming to pc without a single shred of solid proof and no confirmation from rockstar. i had no idea the pc "master race" was this desperate to play console games. its pathetic, truly pathetic.

gavnation00
gavnation00

I mean I figured it would come to PC eventually...........

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

Yawn, knew that would happen. Still it was funny watching people freak out over the possibility of it not.

a55effect
a55effect

2014? But I want the game right now :/

so_hai
so_hai

I've read through the source article twice, and the only "report" in there are the two already pubished denials from Nvidia and Rockstar. This is just several third party sources citing one another.

narrox
narrox

@duytranduc Old comment I know, but what? When have R* ever been big on the PC market, them not releasing GTA V for PC would mean nothing!

I bought it for PS3, but I play BF4, and future games like Watch Dogs on PC! Mobile games may be a hit for killing time, but they in no way provide the experience a PC does! (And never will!)

vscott453
vscott453

@flexy456 You know. The only major problem I have is antialiasing and sampling. The game has hardly no load time whatsoever in the open world that, and being how massive the world is with objects retaining their position for some time, it has very good texture and lighting. And knowing the current gen versions were descaled to meet the requirements to run on the systems, you can expect a huge increase based on your computer specs. 


duytranduc
duytranduc

@flexy456 If you thinked Xbox 360, PS 3/ 4 cannot be hacked, you are wrong, we can hack these consoles as the games of the children and playing GTA V without the anti piracy. Who make the game? The morons. Who hack the game? The morons too.

vscott453
vscott453

@flexy456 To add to this I don't know why people have doubt rockstar doesn't bring their gta series to pc. They always have. But for the sake of the community, this game better have the best anticheat and anti piracy available. Its bad enough you can't even get to an atm without someone shooting at you, or throwing sticky bombs on your car. Imagine all the hackers and cheaters. I swear I hope they have some sever drm options, because I don't want people to ruin this game on pc.

familiarr_strangerr
familiarr_strangerr

@slfite if that was true then how GOG and Steam are operating, and why there are so many independent devs are releasing so much awesome games with the help of kickstarter and steam early access??

Stag_Lee
Stag_Lee

@slfite That's simply not true and that's shown in your question: Why would companies release games if they're not going to be bought? They wouldn't. Yet they do. That should tell you something.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

@slfite

Im pretty sure with the advent of steam,amazon,gog,gmg...etc sales piracy is a non issue at this point. I mean if someone cant afford PC gaming this day then they really need to get their priority straight before they even consider gaming at all( aka its cheap as fuck to be PC gamer).
I mean its a no brainer to spend 5-10 bucks on a legitimate copy of the game vs getting it off some untrustworthy torrent site where the game may or may not have a fun virus included.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@slfite Do you have any idea how much 360 copies were pirated, it's a massive number, some of those might be lost sales but likely 80-90 percent were downloaded by people who weren't gonna buy it anyway.

This also happens more on PC your right but when a later release date  is set for PC games lots of the illegal downloads are used as demos for people who want to know how the game runs on their rig, if lots of people didn't test they could potentially buy a game that doesn't run well.

Also a game like GTA V on PC is gonna need some hefty system requirements and most illegal downloaders won't be able to play it anyway, how many people do you know with a high end gaming rig, I know 2 including me.

My conclusion is that most pirated PC game downloads are not lost sales and are often just downloaded, played once or twice and uninstalled if played at all.

Also GTA Online which you will need a legit copy to play is a big part of the game and will likely have a higher player limit which is an enticing reason to buy it, I think GTA V will sell well on PC as long as R* does a better job porting to PC than they did with GTA IV.

angrycreep
angrycreep

@slfite Your comments are dumb, because they are also stealing the home console versions as well. There are many people around the world who are playing the game for free right now,with modified PS3's and Xbox 360 as well. Keep in mind that there are more consoles sold than PCs, and is in the  millions of more consoles sold than Pc's. If they not gonna make a game because of that, then they should not have done the home console as well, because they are also stealing the game from that as well. And I do know that the profit from the home console is better than Pc's, but still, they are stealing the game from there as well.

ewjiml
ewjiml

@slfite  

Put a game out for the console and everyone steals the game.  Why bother?

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@rxl209 ahhh baby is mad he won't get the definitive version on the most powerful platform, that's pathetic.

angrycreep
angrycreep

@rxl209 Why is that pathetic? The PC is many things, and gaming platform is also one of those things.

brunorr
brunorr

@rxl209 Truly pathetic is to be angry because your precious game is coming to other platforms.

soulshaper2
soulshaper2

@rxl209 Why is it pathetic a bunch of people wish to play a great game? and rumors about games are usually more fun, keeps things unknown such as rumored unlocks and easter eggs.....

slfite
slfite

@angrycreep @slfite You guys are going to have to convince Rockstar that PC theft isn't a problem because they don't agree with you.

rxl209
rxl209

@angrycreep @slfite you can go to a torrent site and see the top 10 torrents will belong to the pc version, nice try kid

so_hai
so_hai

@mkeezay22 @rxl209 They'll probably collate all of the DLCs together in one unit/download - wouldn't THAT be the definitive version?

rxl209
rxl209

@brunorr @rxl209 when somebody tells you youre pathetic, theyre not angry, they pity you, but tell yourself whatever you have to, god forbid you face reality

wallydog63
wallydog63

@rxl209 and the next 20 belong to console.  Yeah, nice try gramma.

angrycreep
angrycreep

@rxl209 @angrycreep @slfite The argument is that people will steal the game, not who's of it is in the top 10 or not. Occurs the game is gonna be in the top 10. 

wallydog63
wallydog63

@chronocommander But RDR is a Rockstar game, which means they don't put all games on pc, and if they have, they haven't always done a good job.

wallydog63
wallydog63

@rxl209 You pity my ass.  Your opening comment wasn't one of pity or sadness and remorse.  It was of "head shoved up you backside".  You don't like sharing and you don't want it to come to pc.  Are the console peons so jealous of the master races toys that you don't even want to share yours?  How pathetic.