GTAV PC petition passes 600,000 signatures

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

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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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