Grand Theft Auto 5 will hit PC in early 2014, according to sources.
It was previously reported by The Inquisitr that there were lines of code in the Xbox 360 hack of GTA 5 which pointed to a PC version, and now the ensuing rumors have been proven true.
You won’t have to wait quite as long as we’d predicted, though, since we figured based on previous installments of the franchise that Grand Theft Auto 5 would hit the PC about a year or more after it hit consoles. Of course this release actually mirrors the dates of GTA 4 on similar consoles and PC.
The digital hooligans of the PC variety will finally have their go without having to drop cash on a console.
Chris Evenden, Nvidia’s senior director of investor relations, mentioned the game during a phone call in August as he announced PC gamers would need to prepare for new titles like GTA 5, Assassin’s Creed 4, and Call of Duty: Ghosts, and then backtracked later saying he mentioned the game in error.
At the time, even Rockstar denied the possibility of Grand Theft Auto 5 hitting PC, “The only versions of the game that we have announced are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 which are set for a September 17th worldwide release. We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now.”
Intel Director of Marketing for Premium Notebooks, Chris Silva hinted at the contrary, though:
“At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content.”
Fortunately for the PC fans of the game, a Change.org petition was signed nearly 600,000 times, and Rockstar has responded in kind. You demanded it, and Rockstar is not one to disappoint if they can help it.
It may be that Grand Theft Auto 5‘s transition to PC will be a quick hack, seeing as the Xbox 360 is already based on Microsoft’s code and simply needs to be adjusted for Windows. However it happens, gamers will be happy to know that Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC is coming in first quarter 2014.