GTA 5 PC petition approaching 700,000 signatures; it's been 216 days since the console version arrived

By comparison, Grand Theft Auto IV came to PC 217 days after the console versions.

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The Change.org petition calling on Rockstar Games to release its open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V for PC is closing in on a whopping 700,000 signatures. It has 690,000 signatures right now, up from 650,000 earlier this year.

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 32.5 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. If you want to get really specific, GTA IV was released for PC 217 days after the console version hit. By comparison, it's been 216 days since GTA V launched for consoles.

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. Another high-profile Rockstar Games title, 2010's Red Dead Redemption, never came to PC.

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.

Rockstar Games is currently continuing to support GTAV's online mode, GTA Online, and is also developing all-new story DLC expansions for release this year.

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reycito_escobar

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Rhys2505

I think everyone is missing the important point here. While it would be great to have it on my PC, the real point of this is to get GTA 5 on Wii U. That is where the best market would be.

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Keyhan44

GTA series became famous on PC platform , Now they don't release it for PC :)

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bourne2live

Although I'm not sure how they could support GTA Online on all 5 consoles.

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bourne2live

Maybe they're waiting till the holidays. Then they might release it on X1, PS4 and PC, and turn it into another "event".

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forbiddenmow

I have just two words: PROFOUNDLY MYSOGYNISTIC.

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mariuscvr

The issue is not regarding if PC gets pirated more than consoles.


The issue is that rockstar said "if there is a market we will release it on that platform". The PC community has given overwhelming feedback that it wants to play GTA V on PC.


However rockstar refuses to comment on the issue, which leads to all the frustration. Rockstar either needs to say "we are working on GTA V PC please be patient" or "we are not going to release GTA V on PC. Then everybody can get on with it.

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OrgeLambart

would be nice, but ultimately I think like many people the Rockstar Devs understand PC gamers are cheap and wouldn't even pay the 60 dollar cost of the game. That is most unfortunate, as I'd love to get the PC version of the game at some point.

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DjTIEST0

@OrgeLambart i don't see a problem there civilization V on PC sold more then Bioshock Infinite witch is a multi plat

so cut this crap

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OrgeLambart

<< LINK REMOVED >> saying one game sold more than another is a moot point, look at Bioshock's sales via the different formats, it outsold the pc copy by a wide margin and that doesn't even include the fact that PS+ users got it for free nor does it account for used game sales.

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Duke_51

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, but that's because most PC gamers are also console gamers, and we've already bought the game. So that's why most of us wouldn't pay $60 for it again.

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flashn00b

If i'm honest to myself, the only way a PC version will ever happen is if Valve paid them to port it.

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kahnseal

they probably not going to release it for pc because of the fear of mods to come. they made this game to last for a VERY long time. I can see a ps4 and xbo version before pc. I hope pc get it but from previous staements from rockstar they didn't take to kindly to people moding gta 4.

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Gravity_Slave

PC gaming slogan "Pay more, get less!"

seriously guys...it's 2014. Get off your antiquated qwerty keyboard and mouse and buy a console for less than half the cost and twice the lifespan.

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made_u_look

<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol, You mean get off your qwerty Keyboard, PS controller, Xbox controller, Joystick, Mouse, and any other peripheral. Seriously, you tweens love bragging how ignorant you are. Shouldn't you be playing CoD and crying and raging when someone kills you then swatting the opponent. Console gamers give the rest of the gaming community a bad name. Siding with corporate profits and not your gaming brethren makes your opinion moot.

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RedIndianRobin

<< LINK REMOVED >> Joke of the millennium!! Sorry i will try to laugh next millennium!!

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ehudzilburg

<< LINK REMOVED >> Good joke, bro :D

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ZeroFallout1

Didn't get it for ps3 and definitely don't care for it on my PC.

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ehudzilburg

<< LINK REMOVED >> yet entering an article about it, and posting a comment really gets you off, eh?

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Gravity_Slave

Probably about as much as you coming in here to trash someone else's comment? That's what we call hypocrisy.

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ehudzilburg


<< LINK REMOVED >> No, that is what I call cynicism. No need to get all defensive :P

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mariuscvr

I fully agree with the tactics of rockstar to keep quit on a PC release initially, it worked as it is the most sold game ever.


I have bought all GTA games on PC as I do not have a console. The last months I would have paid any money to buy the game with steam. However lately I feel that rockstar can get stuffed as they treat the PC community like crap. No mention on anything for PC many months after initial release with 700.000 petitions.


Now I feel that rockstar can shove their money up their *#$^

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OrgeLambart

<< LINK REMOVED >> you my have paid but loads of other people wouldn't have, PC gamers are cheap and refuse to pay the right price for any game, which is why PC gamers get shafed all the time.

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mrdrgreen

<< LINK REMOVED >> -- +1. I also no longer care if GTA5 is ever released on the PC. I've moved on to other games. PC gamers are not second-class citizens who should have to wait a year. Most other studios who release multi-platform do it at the same time or within 30 to 60 days.

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RedIndianRobin

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That's why Ubisoft are the best! :D

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Elaisse2

<< LINK REMOVED >> Exactly how I feel, same with destiny too.

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placksheep

I signed that petition when it was less than 100,000. Taking your sweet time there Rockstar! :-P

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Darkhol0w

<< LINK REMOVED >> I signed it when it was 60k so I've been waiting quite a while as well.


But if they don't they don't, but I don't understand why they are releasing it so late. They don't like more money on top of what they made thus far? It baffles me really.

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Nintendo_Man

I wonder how many of those people will get the game legally on PC because many won't.

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darshan1308

<< LINK REMOVED >> You do realise that xbox and ps games can be pirated right??? :P

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qewretrytuyiuoi

<< LINK REMOVED >> That is incredibly stereotypical bullshit right there...... you are saying that only PC users pirate Games ?. How the hell did you get a Moderator position with an attitude like that ??


here's a word you should look up : impartial

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mrdrgreen

<< LINK REMOVED >> - Yeah, because all PC gamers are thieves and criminals and steal all of their games -- and consoles have no piracy -- right?

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OrgeLambart

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> no instead they wait until the game is on a steam sale for 10 dollars before they buy it, lets not kid ourselves.

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made_u_look

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>You sound mad brah? Its like getting mad at people who wait for Black Friday to do there shopping. You know how stupid your comment was?

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Warlord_Irochi

I was expecting this game to hit PC months ago. why all this waiting?

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wearelegion5000

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They will release it for the PC eventually. I'd be surprised if they didn't.

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qewretrytuyiuoi

<< LINK REMOVED >> that's what we all said about Red Dead Redemption.

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Warlord_Irochi

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Yes, me too. Just surprised about this delay.

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Balrogbane

I think this goes to show if you can afford it buy both a PC and a console.

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FugetSudo

<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't know too many "real" PC gamers who would buy a console. I sure wouldn't for one game.... Vice City was the last GTA I played on console. The differences between the two versions (back then) were staggering!

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sebbysebbseb

217 days eh? I was waiting for it to come out on the PC. But now, I don't care anymore. I've lost my mojo for it.