Intel have claimed that money exchanged hands to prevent GTA V coming to PC.
Chris Silva, Intel's head of marketing, was not shy about revealing his take on why GTA V is still console only.
"With Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long,” he said, “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.”
“Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive.” he added.
“The PC gaming ecosystem just continues to grow. 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.”
Sceptics have been quick to point out that, having lost all next-gen hardware contracts to AMD, Intel might not be the most impartial of sources when it comes to the subject of the big three console manufacturers. Intel naturally have a vested interest in keeping us all gaming on PCs.
However, paid exclusivity is hardly a new thing. Just yesterday we reported how Microsoft's agreement with Activision could be affecting what developers at Infinity Ward are allowed to reveal about upcoming title Call of Duty: Ghosts.
GTA V's absence from the PC market has been noticeable, particularly in light on the fact that GTA IV was released on PC, albeit some time after the console release. As of yet, however, there has been no conformation of a PC version of the game any time soon. Intel's confidence that we will soon be able to enjoy the hit game on PC might be a little reassuring for some, at least.
What do you think of Silva's comments? Does his conspiracy have legs, or is this just vested interest talking?
How long do you think it will be before the latest title in the GTA franchise makes it to PC?
You can read our top ten reasons why GTA V should come to PC here.