GTAV PC petition passes 600,000 signatures

Change.org petition reaches new milestone, up from 500,000 less than a month ago.

The Change.org petition calling on Rockstar Games to release Grand Theft Auto V on PC has surpassed 600,000 signatures, up from 500,000 less than a month ago.

GTAV was released a month ago yesterday 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.

Eurogamer heard from multiple industry sources this month that GTAV would be released on PC in early 2014. Rockstar Games has not commented on the matter to date, but if history is an indication, PC players will get the game eventually.

Grand Theft Auto IV was released on consoles in April 2008 before coming to PC in December of that year. A representative for Chip maker Intel said last week that GTAV is not expected to be a console-exclusive for much longer.

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.

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.

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.

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Carrig90
Carrig90

Actually, GTA V is on g2play.net website at 34.99 for pre-order, so you can buy Steam Key there, but it's out of stock. Also, it says game will be released on Steam in Spring 2014

feramuz
feramuz

This is unfair. I still get a console Rockstar continued from Pc would not give up on me I do not play GTA

thomasjfk
thomasjfk

i have 2 core i7 extreme 3.2GHz each on a server board - 128 GB ram - 4 EVGA GTX Titian 12GB memory - 12 TB HDD , now take this super computer and compare it with the best console you can buy on the market .

RockZillaX
RockZillaX

I fail to understand why there are people post crap bias towards consoles.. getting seemly annoyed that Rockstar would even entertain a PC release.. surely its in the best interest of all games that a game should succeed on all formats? brand allegiance is insane.. next people will start getting bloody tattoos of their consoles on themselves.. madness. I love my PC and prefer it as my main source of entertainment.. movies/tv/gaming everything.. but I do have a PS3 and a Xbox360.. and a Dreamcast/Vita and Gamecube.. support gaming on all formats guys..

ArtOfCraft
ArtOfCraft

My thoughts are they start on the console, almost assuring minimal piracy (at least compared to PC) throughout release. Release it on PC once the hype has died down a little while later, which they most certainly will do, and almost guarantee a much lower piracy rate they would have had at release. 

I'd put loads of money on the fact they would not have generated that much in sales had they come out with a release on PC at the same time as on consoles. IMO, smart move by Rockstar. 

3astSid3
3astSid3

PC cry baby's buy a console like the rest of us and stop bitching

pritster5
pritster5

This whole think is entirely stupid. Rockstar will release a PC version for sure. If they do they will get a huge profit. If they don't they wont get a loss. people should just play games as games and not some friggin benchmark. Piracy is hardly a reason not to release it to PC because Rockstar will have no loss even if every single PC copy was pirated, also gta 5 got pirated TO XBOX not PC 4 days BEFORE the release. It's not just PC's

itsatraaaap
itsatraaaap

Why the hostility? GTA is a franchise that started on PC and has had most of the games released on PC. Maybe some PC gamers don't have consoles and this is the only available way for them to play it. Insisting they buy a £200 device for one game is just silly. How do you think PS4 owners would feel if Naughty Dog suddenly released their games like Uncharted on PC only?

The whole way this is being treated is pathetic. I personally bought GTA V on the PS3 and signed the petition to get it on PC because everyone should enjoy great games. Persecuting gamers because a select few on a platform act like elitist pricks isn't very bright and creating a petition asking a dev NOT to release a game on a platform is far more pathetic.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

So embarrassing and pathetic, 600,000 whining girls that only care about resolution and would rather cry on the internet like babies than learn how to use a controller. If you actually like the game you'd buy it on console rather than demand it to be released on your particular platform of choice, this is the height of arrogance and stupidity. Not all games are released on all platforms. If you think the graphics on console are so unbearable, then you're clearly a sniveling brat to pass up the awesome gameplay that intelligent people are already enjoying. I hope they do release it on PC and require you all to buy new graphics cards, ram and processors for your stupid little secretary machines after you wait another six months haha. You people make me ashamed to be a human. The petition may as well say 'Rockstar, your game looks garbage on console, release it on PC for all us lazy self absorbed slobs who think they deserve better'.

Colonelcorn
Colonelcorn

@freeze04x My kindle fire is faster than your console.  Why do they call it Xbox 360 anyway?  Because you turn 360º and walk away.  Go home casual console gamer you're drunk.

oceanskate99
oceanskate99

@Hellcanwait

Riiiight...  You mean kind of like when they pirated the console version first?  You know, at this point, the console users LEAD THE WAY IN PIRACY of GTA 5.  But you act like the pirates on PC are different than the pirates on console.  Please stop huffing glue from the bag.  

oceanskate99
oceanskate99

@ArtOfCraft,

You'd also lose loads of money as you lost the bet.   Again, the release of the game on one platform or another has NOTHING to do with piracy in the case of GTA 5.  Instead, what rock star does is to release it on the lousiest looking and oldest platform first.  Then when all the suckers bought their copies, they will release it AGAIN on Next Gen AND PC and watch as some of the first fools go and buy yet another copy because they want it to look better.  

 You completely misunderstand what's going on here....

ggla
ggla

@3astSid3 I have a console. You can't disagree that PC is much much stronger than the 360 and PS3 though. I got the game on my console but I would have been comfortable paying 20 dollars more for a PC version because the PC is simply stronger. Why should we play on inferior devices?

oceanskate99
oceanskate99

@3astSid3 "PC cry baby's buy a console like the rest of us and stop bitching" 

Why do you assume PC uers are crying?   Instead we're patiently waiting for you to BETA test it and get all the bugs out before the Next Gen and PC versions come out.  LOL.  All TRUE.

Colonelcorn
Colonelcorn

@3astSid3 Console cry baby's buy a PC like the rest of us and...  Oh you can't afford it.  Get a Job.

ggla
ggla

@XNEXUS666X I dunno, I feel like most PC players use Xbox controllers anyways, so the "learn how to use a controller" comment doesn't really apply. I bought the game on PS3, but obviously if there was a PC version that would definitely be preferable.

oceanskate99
oceanskate99

@XNEXUS666X

 @XNEXUS666X,



Wow, such an emotionally charged response coming from someone who's a wee bit more concerned with what OTHER people's interest are... to the point, it becomes glaringly obvious there are ulterior motives lurking in the dark...  Your post sounds more like
the scared, little rant of a selfish console fanboy who hopes their stupid little post will persuade rockstar to not sell their game on more platforms, just because it upsets them that someone else might wind up with better looking graphics. It seems you'd like to think the version you run on 8 year old, dinasaur hardware is the final word.  That way, you don't need to accept being the sucker you were for allowing game companies to herd you like sheep, and dupe you into accepting platforms that will only change once a decade.  Now THAT's pathetic, and you logging in to make a post is basically a whine in itself. 

But since you don't get it, there are people who do NOT have a console. I do not have one because there wasn't anything that interested me enough to buy an additional piece of hardware that would ultimately collect dust.  And after four years, I started to feel ripped off because I didn't want to buy such old hardware, thinking they'd release a new console soon.  But of course it seems the credulous console crowd doesn't mind if they play on the same hardware year after year, even if nearly a decade passes.  I suspect that if they didn't release a new console this year, you and perhaps some others would be happy to play 15 or 20 years.  Microsoft just announced they think xbox one will be good for at least 10 years.  How horrible to think that in the year 2023, grahpics will not really look any different than today.  I love a game for a game just like anyone else, but there's a reason I no longer want to look at Atari, snes, Pong machine.  In fact GTA would be horrible on 80's electronics as it's evident that much of it's enjoyment is the realism. Yet people claim it's JUST the game they play.  BS!  There are some games that can look anyway, but GTA isn't going to as much fun if you can't feel like you are really driving a car or boat away into a realistc looking world. 


PC users are mostly not elitists or whiners either.  Instead, they are simply have a decent PC, and good graphics card and are thinking, why not have GTA on their desktop.  Someone started a polite petition asking RS for a release.  And THAT's about it. 
Instead, I see most of the whining, and over excited talking coming from some of the console users.  Even though many are mature and own PC's, I'd suspect there's a sub group of toddlers who's parents got them a console to get them out of the office.  Now that they have their copy, they figure, who cares about anyone else?  That's typical immature behavior from a younger crowd who doesn't get it.  Also many PC users actually use a microsoft xbox controller on their PC even though many are happy with a keyboard, further underlining that you don't understand.  You say not all games are released on all platforms, yet if it were released on PC first, you'd be right here WHINING about getting if for your ancient console.  In fact, when GTA was released FIRST to PC's back in the day, it was console users that were begging for a copy.  I could go out and buy a 360 or PS3, but it would be stupid to buy a nearly 10 year old machine at this point. 

Next, you say you hope they release it on PC and it requires everyone to buy new graphics cards/ram/cpu'S ETC.  If this comment
isn't the height of stupidity, I don't know what it.  Think.  I know it probably hurts, but try.  If it will run on an 8 year old xbox, obviously it's not going to require a brand new 2013 computer to run, let alone even a 4 year old PC geared towards games.  Instead, what it is, is that IF, AND ONLY IF, someone wants to see the game in it's highest resolution, which will make the console look stale, then, they will need to upgrade to a newer system and card.  But if they don't want to, or can't, then they can settle for it looking pretty much like the console on their PC. 

You say, "You people make me ashsmed to be a human" after, you make over a dozen idiotic comments like the ones you posted? Finally, why do you assume people with PC's are lazy and self absorbed, when you're clearly the one who's too lazy and self absorbed to understand the real reasons behind most peoples choices.  If anyone's lazy, maybe it's you because all you have is you're old console.  Even without PC, next gen consoles and versions are right around the corner, and they WILL, along with PC, make the 8 year old tech look weak.  A good game, is a good game, but at some point, graphics quality DO play a role in the
enjoyment level of playing games.  You can't say if someone offered you an upgrade to your console to make it next gen, you wouldn't even bother to look.  No offense to other console users who are smarter.... But really, you make console users look stupid, unless people remember not everyone is as dense as you are.  I'd bet they loathe people like you making them look bad.


 

Colonelcorn
Colonelcorn

@XNEXUS666X We spent more on our systems and are more skilled at games.  We do deserve better.  Inferior beings such as you console gamers wouldn't understand.

Flonne_N_Etna
Flonne_N_Etna

@XNEXUS666X  

Your one-sided argument riddled with assumptions and logical fallacies tells a lot about your intelligence. 

wellsmckenzie
wellsmckenzie

@XNEXUS666X Generalizing groups of people is a bit rude. Because you know that the people you encounter on the internet that do complain aren't the real people enjoying games for what they are. I want GTA V on PC because I can play with more friends that way. My buddy's Xbox broke because Microsoft built a console that couldn't run for more than a month without overheating and warping its PCB to the point of melting itself. I have this game on Xbox and I love it, but seeing that the previous GTA came out on PC eventually, leaves me in a position to ask Rockstar why they aren't even announcing or confirming the game for PC. They should, there wouldn't be any complaints, there would be a lot of happy people, and more money for them on top of that. 

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@XNEXUS666X 

I think whats more sad is that 8-9 year old consoles are still successfully competing with current PC gaming rigs.  It amazes me that these PC elitists still say they're superior when they can't even get a major game title and typically wait over a decade for sequels.

warrenalan1983
warrenalan1983

@XNEXUS666X What a stupid uneducated comment to make.I have had consoles I don't like them ,Gta 5 should be brought out on all mainstream gaming devices.Intelligent people tend not to play on consoles last time i checked it was all kids playing cod and other crap games. Gta 5 will run on most pc`s as it isn't that intensive to run .Oh and learn to use a controller? really i use a 360 controller on the pc.I  prefer pc gaming because the people who play on-line tend not to be 14 and and cry babies, a bit like you actually 

kagento
kagento

@XNEXUS666X You have just demonstrated that you have no idea what the hell the petition is about. I want GTAV, and I know that if it ever is released in PC I will want it on PC regardless of having it on another platform, so if I bought a 360/PS3 copy now I would be paying 2 times for the same game and, well, no thanks. The problem with R* is that they don't deny it or confirm it, and that's leading people that want the game on PC to push harder for it.

Look, I get it, there are plenty of PC snobs who would neglect a game just for being in a console, but with your comment you have indeed reached "the height of arrogance and stupidity".

stsolid4380
stsolid4380

@XNEXUS666X You sound a little jealous and btw I play a lot of games on a xbox controller on my PC.For first person I use keyboard and mouse because its faster and more precise.Some of us want something better than 8 year old ancient hardware with terrible screen tear and 30 fps max and enjoy playing games in 1080p or higher resolutions.It may be fine for you but I had to get the game from my ps3 which collects dust and it is terrible.fun but terrible.I will be glad to buy a new card which I wont need because my 2010 card still maxes out games which you console peasants are to stupid to understand.Why is it such a big deal to you anyway if pc users get the game on their platform.How would you like it if it was pc only??Maybe consoles should only get facebook and ios games if thats all their garbage ass specs can handle.~PC master race


Psycold
Psycold

@XNEXUS666X Just because people want something for another platform (the platform where the series started and where they made their name) doesn't mean they are all lazy, self absorbed slobs. You're just a narcissistic loser who isn't smart enough to build his own computer. Also, you ever heard of mods? No. Didn't think so. 

Duke_51
Duke_51

@XNEXUS666X Some people just don't have a console and can't afford another machine. If they do release it for PC, more people get to play this awesome game. It's a win-win.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

@XNEXUS666X Not all, but many PC gamers are the scum of this earth. Thinking they are better than everybody else because  they have tricked-out graphics cards.

3astSid3
3astSid3

@gglaIt's not on pc last time i checked , Instead of crying about it just buy a console like the rest of us....

3astSid3
3astSid3

@oceanskate99 That's ok with the rp glitch and money glitch i'm more then happy to be a beta tester : D

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@Colonelcorn @XNEXUS666X So superior you spend a lot of money on hardware with no software support... More like stupid and hopeful. Point and click is not skilled, but if you like sitting at a desk like an office fairy that's entirely your right to do so. 

I'm really enjoying GTA V right now, and I'm not so up my own ass about graphics as to deprive myself of a good game because it's not on my secretary machine.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@stsolid4380 @XNEXUS666X"I use keyboard and mouse because its faster and more precise" /point and click noob tool. WASD lol, file your nails type away secretaries, you aren't rad or the master race, otherwise you'd have GTA 5 on your PC already, then you can type, point and click around Los Santos at your desk haha. I only comment because I'm so sick of hearing this 'master race' garbage all the time, go play WoW and shut up about your stupid PC, I work on a Mac all day at work, last thing I like doing is going home to type and play at a desk. Who cares how good your PC is, I have a pretty spec'd out machine too, but I don't find it as fun as the console experience. Do you guys even like games? Or just think frame rate and resolution is the best thing, and if you think GTA 5 on console is unbearable, you're clearly up your own ass, I don't play games on my Vita or 3DS and wish that they should be on my Mac or PC, get over yourselves.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@Psycold Loved all the skins for Just Cause 2 on the PC I built actually, just not as fun as being online with my friends in other games + there is little difference in graphics with some PC ports tbh, and Windows is such an ugly unstable OS. I have nothing against people who choose their platform and play it, just can't stand self centered twits like you who'd rather cry about not having their way than buy a game for what it is. If I really wanted a game and it wasn't on my platform, I'd buy another system, that's why I built a PC, I didn't cry about it, that's why I can't stand creeps like you.

kagento
kagento

@XNEXUS666X @kagento I forgive your ignorance. It's not your fault you write without thinking. Keep it up you and might get the stupidity badge! Go for it! 

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@stsolid4380 @XNEXUS666X Can't remember waiting 5 minutes for the game to load... I guess 5 minutes is better than not having it and crying on the internet though.

 I don't have an NES anymore, would it be ok with you if I went to my SNES emulator though. I can still enjoy a game even though it doesn't require the latest graphics card.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@stsolid4380 @XNEXUS666X WRONG. Check out the several YouTube videos of guys owning keyboard mouse secretarys with controllers. You aren't elite, you're just like an office fairy sitting at a desk typing and clicking. Point and click = no skill bud.

stsolid4380
stsolid4380

@XNEXUS666X @stsolid4380 I play games like gta on a controller on a 32 inch monitor from my couch if thats what I choose to do.and yes I dont like waiting 5 minutes for the game to load and no I dont like jaggies on everything and yes I do like decent graphics.Go back to your NES if it dont matter to you.


stsolid4380
stsolid4380

@XNEXUS666X @Psycold I own the other system and I did buy it and it looks like ass thats my problem with it.Battlefield 2 looked better and its a few years old.