GTAV PC petition passes 500,000 signatures

More than half-a-million people sign online petition calling on Rockstar Games to release open-world game on PC.

The Change.org petition calling on Rockstar Games to release Grand Theft Auto V on PC has surpased 500,000 signatures. At press time, more than 540,000 people had signed the online petition, up by nearly 100,000 in under a week.

According to a Change.org representative, the petition is the largest gaming petition ever launched through the site and is the 10th largest global campaign the site has ever hosted.

Rockstar Games cofounder Dan Houser said in November 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.

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.

GTAV launched last Tuesday for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, generating a record-setting $800 million on launch day alone and $1 billion in three days. Versions of the game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are likely to be released in 2014, according to one analyst.

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datfatman
datfatman

Really guys? before you console gamers rage about PC, think about PC advantages. We get better graphics, faster game, and we have a community of modders that create mods that just make gameplay epic. Now before you go on about "piracy" look at what is happening now! Rockstar has over 1 billion dollars & by the time PC version comes out (if it does) I think the money Rockstar will earn will be more than enough to cover for piracy. Like Solemn17 said, many console gamers got pirated versions of GTA V before it came out.

Antarte
Antarte

I can not understand how can any person in the world play a sandbox game in a limitation of a console. Also never having running a mod is incomprehensible for anyone that calls itself a "gamer"....

Solemn17
Solemn17

i love how all of you console fans are saying all the PC users will pirate the game WHEN THE TORRENTS FOR THE CONSOLE VERSIONS WERE ALREADY ABLE TO BE PIRATED (and they were, a lot) BEFORE THE GAME WAS EVEN RELEASED, so playing the "lol you guys will just pirate it." card is kind of stupid at this point.

oh and by the way

PC = master race

PartyGavinParty
PartyGavinParty

It's pretty sad when a gaming petition has nearly 10 times more votes than a human rights petition. 

lorider25
lorider25

it will come to PC, relax.

But I'm only buying this is the multiplayer works and supports like a 100+ people in the world.


16 isn't going to cut it, that's baby console s**t. 

frylock1987
frylock1987

I dont see why its so hard for Rockstar just to admit

"Hey, Sony and Microsoft paid us a fuck ton of money to keep it off the Wii U and make PC Players wait atleast one year to play this masterpeice"

I've been playing the fuck out of this game and there is no reason why PC Players shouldn't be able to enjoy this right now. If I had the option to buy it on PC, I would have, but had to go with the PS3 version. Even if it comes out on PC, I'll wait for it to hit a Steam Summer or Holiday sale and get it for 20 bucks.

SKaREO
SKaREO

GTA V was meant to be played on a PS3. Cry more Hermits.

predatorGS
predatorGS

22th of November... would be awesome if true.

weciii
weciii

I'll order a pizza to curb my dismay :}...n then proceed to ganking some sith on swtor and tell them---blame it on RockStar :> All ganked sith will be angry with Rockstar :D

weciii
weciii

My edit time expired for the previous post... so here's a 2nd! :D @ Rockstar - the gta series is sooo awesome in so many ways. How could you not release that on pc? pc has and always will be superior to consoles. Consoles are just the handicapped version of pc - yeh, sure the code may be easier on console, but so what! - u have pc users that are suffering because of your lazy attitude. Man up and release it on pc u slack asses.

weciii
weciii

Totally pissed @ rockstar :(... or whoever is responsible for GTA V initial release not including pc. GTA can only be fully realized at its full potential which is PC. I bought a PS3 just so i could play GTA IV and when GTA IV came out for pc, i bought that as well. Since then, my ps3 and various other equipment  has been zapped by lightning strike. I will not buy another ps3 for GTA V. Their heads must be stuck far up their asses for them to not include GTA V pc version on initial release. Consoles be damned!

laxwiz
laxwiz

It would be a shame to not release GTAV on PC.  I currently play on PS3, and will be lining up for the PC version just for the modding fun, too bad all the absolute console lovers have no idea, besides where did all this fun gaming start?

RDR would be great for us modders, come on Rockstar get with it already...lol

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

If this game comes out on PC, I'll be so jealous.  I have it on PS3 on demand.  

Geez, PC running on better, better graphics, alot bigger (I assume), and all the free mods with it without spending a dime on any mods(DLC) coming in on console.

starjay009
starjay009

IF Rockstar think about releasing GTA V on PC, then they better release RDR FIRST. Because, RDR is as good a game as GTA V if not better.

starjay009
starjay009

PC version won't come out any time soon. It would be at least another full year before Rockstar even consider it. The same goes for next gen versions as well. Knowing Rockstar well over the years, I am sure they will take their sweet time. 

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

I got a 360 but I'm only going to consider a PC version. When you got a gaming rig it's just too hard to look at the framerate, graphics and loading times of your console.

suplax
suplax

LOLOL PC losers are not getting it.

Keep begging , maybe you will get in 3-4 years. ROFL.

drclaw_
drclaw_

You know if its one thing i sure am amazed that most people here commenting really are talking a bunch a shit. To one extent they have a point on piracy but so do xbox consoles.

And most of you console people or should i say almost everyone in this comment section doesnt realize that games are first made on PC.

Now i have heard there are problems with legality and things so theres more red tape involved to release pc games versus a console*

make sure you understand that before mouthing off about piracy.

It is a problem so if they really do release it, they should make it so PC Gamers have to pay in advance to receive a copy otherwise buy a bloody console.

Have to be real here, how many people are actually going to buy the game, from all those signatures, maybe hafe?

heh

rann89
rann89

I'm not assuming. You are ignorant. And from the second post, pretty dumb too. I'd go over the two points why, but I won't confuse you further by trying to explain the irony of your use of laziness.

resident_jisen
resident_jisen

I wonder how many of those signatures of people will actually buy the game or just pirated It so that rock star will lose thousands of dollars if they actually do make a pc version

datfatman
datfatman

Forgot something in there...

Yeah there is piracy like we all know, but don't you think some people aren't super handy with computers? People will buy. So Rockstar has a good reason to release the PC version. why so late? well I dug a few facts up and I think you should read this list

GTA3 PS2 – 22 October 2001          GTA3 PC – 20 May 2002
GTA:VC PS2 – 27 Oct 2002             GTA:VC PC – 12 May 2003
GTA:SA PS2 – 26 Oct 2004             GTA:SA PC – 7 Jun 2005
GTA4 PS3/360 – 29 Apr 2008          GTA4 PC – 2 Dec 2008 

See the little gap? this is usually because the game takes a long time to be ported over to the PC 

Lurri90
Lurri90

@frylock1987 hahahah why would Microsoft pay Rockstar to keep it off their other platform, Windows. As far as Wii U, why would they spend money developing the game for a console that has a tiny install base....


atisfire
atisfire

@weciii you just answered your own question. they dont release their game on PC wanting you to buy the 360 or PS3. Then when they do release the game on PC theyre hoping you'll buy that too. Double profit? maybe even more cuz 360 & Sony are paying Rockstar money to keep the game off the PC market.

cammy_time
cammy_time

@starjay009 I read that the coding for that game by the end of development was a complete mess, and a PC version was just not a viable option. 

But yeah, I'm with you on that one; RDR still impresses me to this day. I'd have no qualms about buying it again, if only to experience the definitive version of it.

pongley
pongley

@starjay009 Well you can't know them too well, they've never taken longer than 9 months to release a PC version (yes except RDR but that isn't going to be released at all).

FalseAmbassador
FalseAmbassador

@suplax Yet you're using a PC to troll people on the internet just for your own entertainment. So doesn't that make you one of us "PC losers"?

Flonne_N_Etna
Flonne_N_Etna

@suplax Except we got every GTA in 8 months time.  


With better graphics.

Better framerate.

Along with texture packs, flying mods and gameplay tweaks.


DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

@suplax heh, talking about this 'loser' whose mom and dad can't afford to buy a PC.  You know, you could hook up your controller on a PC too?

daskallu
daskallu

@suplax  How are you enjoying it then? Is there even anything freshly new? Ah yes, STORY, rofl. Read a damn book instead of waiting so many years for GTA 6 next time.

Console offer easy ways to design games, you basicallt only need graphic designers and artists. 

We noobs using PCs, we actually have games here man. With a sprawling community of even Indie games, so much new stuff releasing and some are so damn excitting and with an actual new concept... it's amazing 

 When you master the art of pushing a button to play a game, you should really consider getting a crappy PC and try it out.

Skyrim25
Skyrim25

@suplax 

^ Looks like some one is mad that they cant mod there Xbox/PS3 by calling us PC gamers losers ^

mishdogg
mishdogg

@drclaw_ If companies stopped releasing stuff because of piracy, they wouldn't release anything on any platform, and they wouldn't make any profit, and they'd just go bankrupt.  Any torrent site has PS and XBOX section, and guess what, GTA V was released on those sites before first day of sales, and thousands of people downloaded it before the legal copies started shipping.  Well that didn't stop Rockstar from releasing it on those platforms cuz they certainly like the profits.  PC profits would have been humongous too just like PS and XBOX, even accounting for piracy.  Cuz in the end the company cares more about how many people buy it, and not how many ppl pirate it. 

Rockstar always delays PC version of GTA but the reason has nothing to do with piracy.  It's probably difficult to port it.

leon5402
leon5402

@resident_jisen That's why they should wait like they did with GTA IV. After about 8 months to a year that should give them plenty of time to get the sales that will make up for the pirated versions of the game.

pongley
pongley

@Lurri90 @frylock1987 Microsoft doesn't make any money from people using Windows, they do make a lot of money from people using Xbox, particularly Xbox live.

me4656
me4656

@Lurri90 To sell more consoles. It's more beneficial to MS for people to buy their games on xbox than on pc and GTAV is a big enough game to drive console sales by itself.

drclaw_
drclaw_

@mishdogg 

ah you are right my friend, thankyou

i looked into it and i wish i realized because devs get what is called dev kits so in essense, pc has its own mechanics so games have to be ported to pc, i mean who knows if gta v was made first with pc tools instead of ps3 and xbox dev kits

well obviously it was made with console dev kits since its not on pc ;(

skippert
skippert

Im also playing GTA V right now. That doesnt change the fact that GTA V would be bigger and better on the PC. This happens to be true for a lot of cross platform games. oO

skippert
skippert

Piracy is never a issue for not releasing a game to PC. Especially when it comes to GTA. Xbox version of GTA V was leaked weeks before the release and downloadable for those with modded Xbox's on just about every pirating site out there.

Console gamers calling out PC gamers because of Piracy are really the biggest idiots out there if you ask me. These days its just as easy to get pirated console games as it is PC ones...