GTAV PC petition nets 200,000 signatures

Online petition calling for PC version of upcoming open-world action game reaches new signature milestone.

The Change.org petition calling on Rockstar Games to release a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has surpassed 200,000 signatures. At press time, 207,971 have signed the online document.

This figure is up from 150,000 in February and 100,000 at the end of November.

According to Rockstar Games cofounder Dan Houser, 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.

A since-removed Rockstar Leeds job advertisement sought a programmer to help bring the company's "latest titles" to PC. This would potentially include GTAV.

The PC iteration of Grand Theft Auto IV launched about eight months after the console versions shipped in April 2008.

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d3v1lst4ysh3r3
d3v1lst4ysh3r3

its not just about piracy you guys some assholes do mod and cheat online too they make the online gameplay experiance pathetic, btw if you think it as your own company making games the hard work involved in it etc .etc i think its legit to ban it to pc cuz this gta  every one plays almost every one and out of them 70 % are pirated actualy and 30% are real buyers i used to buy pirated games but after a while i thought it is cheating and being selfish like not caring for anyone and just thinking for me.....some day when you open your business some ones copies you and sell it in lower price you will know how it feels...

theCCyberDDemon
theCCyberDDemon

@d3v1lst4ysh3r3 I assume you do have a business like that then? How naive. The companies are fighting a subtle exclusive war just to make money, not to please fans like you and me. If this game is boosting "somebody's" console is because that company can't handle things by themselves or they just want MORE money. This legit absorption is slowly removing the PC former glory, not just piracy. Even if the video cards do the same, I understand it but not in such proportions. If GTA V is not coming to the PC then the passion is over, for the first time since the first GTA came out. If this is running as I speak then R* is becoming one E.A. slowly and painfully. I hope this is not the case.

rjpgirao
rjpgirao

Let me break this down:

If you have money you get a pc if not you get a console

PC: you have backward compatibility, better graphics (not a big thing for me since you need to invest major), and anyone complaining about the controller I play with Xbox 360 controller when convenient, and big point everyone misses is that its free to play online on pc, I don't know if its like this in all countries but in mine its cheaper to buy pc games.


Consoles: Cheaper in the short-term, NO backward compatibility (don't bother pointing out to me that some consoles offer half-@ssed compatibility stuff), disc-based games (not a big deal since with pc you just need to install them when you want to play, I do it all the time) and you have to pay for online play (now that is official since PS4 and Xbone are going to need online subscription to play online).


Conclusion: if you can afford it, buy a PC if not buy a console but remember PC's don't need online subscription to play online so it may be worth the investment.


PS: I hate exclusive games they are like a open bribery from beneficiary (On PC, PS3/4, Xbox 360/One)

rjpgirao
rjpgirao

Forgot:

PC: Game modding (example: Skyrim)

lukavid123
lukavid123

Consoles are the cancer for the gameing comunity, they force games that were suppose to be great to be under developed and make them loose all potential to be greater and bigger. And thats only because they must lower them selves to a level of A SIMPLE SHITTY LITTLE CONSOLE!

steve216
steve216

This is all about money, they know many of you will buy the console version when it comes out, it would be hard not to. Then in a few months release it for PC any you people will re buy it again. I know I have for all the previous versions. It may have not been on release but eventually I grabbed it for PC.

gameinvolved
gameinvolved

game like gta v not coming to pc what a shame

Insanegaz
Insanegaz

I have been playing GTA on PC since GTA1 and it would be such a shame not to bring it to Pc but to be honest why would they not if it wasn't for the modding community I think GTA would of died off a long time ago...But I have a console to so either way I will get to play it.

Scriptonic
Scriptonic

I love it when everyone argues about consoles vs pcs. Yes consoles are cheaper, yes they are easier to setup. But at the end of the day that's basically all of what consoles have going for it. And with the whole consoles are cheaper, I'll take a random guess and say you probably have a pc too. So the price of a basic pc + console = the price of a decent gaming pc with MUCH better graphics than 8 year old systems that if they fail you'll have to buy a whole new one. 

Oh and guess what? I can still play all my old games from 10-15 years ago with out having to have a ps1 and ps2 sitting under my tv. :) 


SoulxReaperx366
SoulxReaperx366

@Scriptonic The ability to play games from any time is my favorite thing about it. New consoles are being released, how many people are still going to have the old xboxs and playstations? Not to mention the games tend to be cheaper on pc.

DjTIEST0
DjTIEST0

GTA 4 was unplayable at any settings you put it 

so im not so hyped for a PC port if the game is optimized like they did with max payne 3 then im in il sing the petition 


pooya_gojee
pooya_gojee

its so funny that all console gamer are defending gta on console ,like its their last line of defense

Hold the line...if we lose GTA we lose everything.....holy shit the PC gamer numbers are overwhelming...we have no chance 


master race won...

gostor_lives
gostor_lives

276,773 and counting!!!!

@slfite i dont think so... i really wanna play gta online

slfite
slfite

That's 7,971 people who will buy it and 200,000 who will steal it. That's the problem.

brainexploder
brainexploder

So much PC hate on here. You guys realize every console game is actually a PC port, no one designs and codes games on a console, everything is built on a PC and then dumbed down for the console's 20 button controller (if that many?).

slainta
slainta

@brainexploder Do you realize that this is the dumbest argument ever? Games get developed and  cross-compiled on PCs. They get NOT "ported". It is the same for mobile phones app. Unless you think that Android apps run first on Linux and then they get dumbed down. Same for iOS and OS X. And no, I am not talking about the emulators.

neoray15
neoray15

pc It's the best console And convenient so gta v  Need to go to the pc!

machine321434
machine321434

omg stop saying nonsense, gta iv was announced for pc 3 months after the initial release for the consoles, so don't worry at all

Ace-Geno
Ace-Geno

PC Gamers still exist o_O!?

edinko
edinko

@FrankFoxYaeger Well that's very interesting to call someone cheap when you game on the cheapest inferior system