GTA 5 On The PC Is Looking Unlikely

Written by Felix Nova on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 6:11 PM
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There has been a lot of buzz around the GTA 5 screenshots and the GTA V Trailer, which was released last week. Unfortunately we have only heard GTA V to be confirmed for console release in Spring 2013.

Now things are starting to look even more shaky for the PC GTA V release...

When Dan Houser, from Rockstar, was pressed by IGN recently about a PC release he was somewhat non-committal in his response.

Basically a PC version is "only up for consideration. That’s all I can give you. The main thing is we are not… we are a third-party publisher. We’re not Nintendo, we’re not Sony, we’re not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there’s the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market."

Yow! Thats a tough line to tow Dan.

You know, I am going to put my neck on the line myself here and say, every gamer in the world wants to have the choice of playing GTA V. Some people just cant switch platforms easily and GTA is often a gaming landmark. Your fans have supported you since the rocky days when the original Grand Theft Auto made its way into our lives on the PC and was facing a lot of negative media coverage due to its wanton love of death. Now we hope you understand when giving the PC platform your "consideration" you at least think about your heritage too.

And how about the aging console hardware?

GTA V is nearly finished. If at this point Rockstar conceded that they had just built GTA V for aging hardware only then they may well be doing their development efforts a disservice.

Dan Houser again "Some other people talk about the limitations of the [current] hardware. We don’t feel there are that many limitations. We feel we can do some very impressive stuff and do it for a large audience. This felt like the way… There’ll be a much larger audience on PS3 than there will be on PS4.”

So basically the jury is out as to whether GTA V will reach PC in Spring. Things are not looking favourable. However, this has happened before. It took GTA IV 8 months to reach PC after its console release in April 2008.

Vent and shout below and cross your fingers that Rockstar will listen.

One of our lovely members spotted this GTA petition we can all sign, so what are you waiting for? Get over and sign up.

 

 

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03:36 Nov-27-2012

i hope that atleast after 8 months it comes to pc.......man!!!! just hopeing

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12:56 Nov-22-2012

[comment adjusted - not credible link]

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13:35 Nov-22-2012

Please don't spam fake links.

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16:41 Nov-22-2012

what markitox91 said please

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20:18 Nov-22-2012

I saw that video, it's totally fake, I tried to comment but the guy who made that video disabled liking and disliking and holds comments for approval (he's probably allowing only good comments and rejects those saying that it's fake, LOL

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20:57 Nov-22-2012

it's a scam, I bet that if you download the file you may end up with a nice trojan/keylogger/whatevervirusyoucanimagine

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22:15 Nov-22-2012

The thing that gives it away is that it's so old...the game won't be released for any system for at least a few more months, so that would mean this "release" would be almost a year old by then, and things are rarely released THAT early...and if it IS indeed a legit copy, no doubt it will be very incomplete and not worth downloading anyways. ;)

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22:18 Nov-22-2012

yeah... but it's not a copy of the game :P
did you check the comments on the vid? they are SO random! the stuff said in the comments can apply to any other kind of video
and not only that, check the names, they are so computer generated
fake, fake, fake, fake, ban!

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11:38 Nov-23-2012

markitox91 - I agree. That's the dark side of YouTube.

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08:15 Nov-22-2012

who the ****ed care????

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12:24 Nov-22-2012

Do you act or are you really like this?
Either way, wow. . .

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14:48 Nov-22-2012

hahahaah good vampire

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04:02 Dec-13-2012
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06:06 Nov-22-2012

thats y consoles r much better than pc

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14:09 Nov-22-2012

Why are you on this site...

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17:29 Nov-23-2012

-75 says enough

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13:47 Nov-21-2012

Why dont make a main article with the petition ( http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-release-gta-v-on-pc ) guys ?!

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14:59 Nov-21-2012

Check again ;)

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17:27 Nov-21-2012

nice work! :)

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17:29 Nov-21-2012

Yea, Luuk is fast :)

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08:23 Nov-21-2012

Miraldo66, below spotted this petition that we can all sign. So get over and sign up guys!
I have added a link in the news article as well. F

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08:44 Nov-21-2012

Already signed! Thanks Miraldo! :D

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13:13 Nov-21-2012

done
thanks i hope we'll make it

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04:50 Dec-01-2012

Will make it i just hope Rockstar gets the picture

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04:03 Nov-21-2012

R* is a Dumb F**k if they didn't release it for PC. Gamers will go crazy.
They must know that not every family have a console. My parents don't even want me to play the computer. Console? In your dreams.

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05:12 Nov-21-2012

Same here bud :-) . My parents also dont approve me,playing games on pc! So no chance of a console, unless I buy it with my own money!

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06:14 Dec-06-2012

And it's not cheap is it?

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17:30 Nov-20-2012

Is Rockstar inshane :o?.... For the love for all squirrels. I understand that they wana promote people to buy console... but there is no ways in heaven I would buy one, I mean all I need to do is buy a 42" Tv & a PC Xbox remote and hook it up to my pc then I got my very own console using my very own Pc......... sigh ;(..... maaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnn...........

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17:39 Nov-20-2012

It's about money and marketing man, no worries it will come evntually

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18:14 Nov-20-2012

I play all my PC games on my 40" Tv and i can manage with the keyboard and mouse.I'm used that way.
Like I said the game will come for sure after they sail this game to the console players . Its all about the benjamins after all! There are so many gamers who use the torrents to find and play games..I am one of them but I'm gonna buy this game just like I did with mw2 and bf3(with premium).

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21:25 Nov-20-2012

It's about money and marketing man, no worries it will come evntually

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08:26 Nov-21-2012

Well guyz... if they dont bring it out for pc..... Then plan B is to download console emulator, Then basicly like I said you play off your pc. So either way we win.

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16:34 Nov-20-2012

I love console, but come on seriously> They're crazy if they wont release it on the pc. They probably will eventually if they don't immediately

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17:07 Nov-20-2012

Yeah, honestly, most of you saying that it will come to PC eventually are probably correct. It'll come after the console sales are dropped, because Rockstar will want to squeeze every penny they can out of this game, so they'll more than likely release it last minute, having done a half @#!#ed job on it, just like GTA4. I guess we can hope for a PC release, but don't get your hopes too high; it's probably going to be buggy! I remember the first time I played GTA4 on PC, half the textures were missing... @_@

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17:17 Nov-20-2012

My best guess as to why they will most likely release it later, is because they can control who buys it on consoles, where with the pc people can pirate/torrent stolen copies over the internet. Can't really blame them for wanting to make money right, since that's what we all want!

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17:39 Nov-20-2012

Like what they did with Red Dead Redemption, I was having high hopes it will come to PC

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18:29 Nov-20-2012

Its worth it to release this for PC after they cash in the console version and
this days I see a lot of console games cracked on the torrents most of them for xbox. All my friends have their xbox modded and play cracked games..

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16:31 Nov-20-2012

At least UBISOFT is also coming to its senses by promoting PC games!! Then why you not do the same ROCKSTAR..????

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15:35 Nov-20-2012

I"m sure the game will come for PC eventually and I think they keep that info so secret to make the people love rockstar more when the game will be released. The PC platform is not a thing to be left out.
Dan H. just mess around trust me, the game will come maybe in sept or nov in 2013 .I hope for a september relased but who knows..
Have patience my friends.

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15:20 Nov-20-2012

Everybody look at this!! We all can sign the petition Rockstar: GTA V Release on PC:
http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-release-gta-v-on-pc

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15:26 Nov-20-2012

I signed a similar petition for Assassins Creed 3 sometime back. For what it's worth, I've signed this one as well. Thanks buddy! :)

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16:18 Nov-20-2012

Signed. I like signing petitions :D

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19:45 Nov-20-2012

Thanks a lot! You got my thumbs up!

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20:01 Nov-20-2012

Signed. I hope this one goes well! :D

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23:26 Nov-20-2012

Signed it too :D

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06:44 Nov-21-2012

Of course not a problem for members of GD :) Hopefully this petition will make some changes in the minds of Rockstars..

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07:06 Nov-21-2012

signed!! :)

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13:42 Nov-21-2012

signed!
why dont make a main article with the petition to promote it ?! just a tip

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17:36 Nov-21-2012

Signed!

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15:15 Nov-20-2012

cant wait till spring 2013 >-&#60!!!!!!!!!
wish i cud get it for my PS3

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14:24 Nov-20-2012

OK GooD rockstar but i will never buy a console :)

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14:06 Nov-20-2012

So this is how rockstar pays respect to the pc platform! There are PC gamers out there who have changed their entire Rig to play it,this goes to show how popular GTA V is for pc gamers and now they just say that they will think about it! This is unacceptable from Rockstar!

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12:37 Nov-20-2012

You listen to us Rockstar, so dont this UP!

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13:17 Nov-20-2012

Only "considering" but no plans...this article says that as well. ;)

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11:57 Nov-20-2012

downloading GTA4 full rip skidrow..problem rockstar? XDDDD that's a simple response to your hostil action against pc useres

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12:45 Nov-20-2012

That's not the solution.

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12:59 Nov-20-2012

I don't totally agree with piracy but what IS the solution?

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13:03 Nov-20-2012

the solution is too wait talking in GD cannot change there mind

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13:14 Nov-20-2012

The solution is in your question.

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14:53 Nov-20-2012

I like piracy, but I also always bought the games I enjoyed playing. But its a good way to test the games and not just the ****ty demos which are limited.

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17:25 Nov-20-2012

Solution is do not pirate games so devs. think that there is more profit in PC and they will pay more attention to PC versions ;)

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14:07 Nov-20-2012

THE SOLUTION IS TO BUY AN X BOX 360 FOR $ 300

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14:19 Nov-20-2012

That's an alternative.

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14:21 Nov-20-2012

The solution is to be calm and wait, and go and yell to rockstar instead of being angry HERE!

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09:59 Nov-20-2012

nice game

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08:41 Nov-20-2012

It's their game they can do whatever they want ...... and that's it.
what are you guys complaining about ? consoles still have some potential in them specially PS3 , so I agree with Dan Houser.

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12:17 Nov-20-2012

It's not about the console potential, but most just don't want a console when we already have a PC, not that we have anything against them. I couldn't care less what they do for the console as long as we're not forgotten.

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12:37 Nov-20-2012

It goes like this. Pc gamers are not used to consoles and most of them don't like it, because of it's limited graphics. And gta began on pc, why stop making it on pc?

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19:33 Nov-20-2012

So much Piracy ? ! We are very VERY lucky that Crysis 3 is coming to PC as well !

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