by October 10, 2013 @ 12:31 pm
Despite Rockstar Games’ great ability to keep things under wraps, it would seem that a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V may be inevitable. Multiple sources have indicated that the open world action-adventure hit will indeed arrive on the PC gaming market, with an estimated launch predicted for sometime in 2014.
Speaking to PC Gamer, Intel Director of Marketing Chris R. Silva stated, “I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive.” Silva then explained the benefits of releasing the game to the PC, saying, “If you look at the amount of revenue that is generated by PC gaming it’s in the tens of billions of dollars each year. It’s incredibly diverse and rich and that’s it’s greatest strength.”
Eurogamer has also gotten word that GTA V will hit the PC gaming scene in early 2014. Additionally, according to the publication, Nvidia Senior Director of Investor Relations Chris Evenden stated in a financial call that, “[PC] gamers are preparing their systems for a strong roster of games coming this fall, including blockbuster franchises such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V, and Assassin’s Creed IV.”
Nvidia would later inform Eurogamer that Evenden made an error. But was it really an error? Or was it more like a slip of the tongue? I’m going to vote the latter. Thus far, every main title in the series with the exception of Advance, Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories, and Chinatown Wars has been released for the PC. There’s really no reason for GTA V to skip the platform.
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