Grand Theft Auto V (GTA5) Is Coming to PC?

Subject: General Tech | August 13, 2013 - 06:25 PM |
Tagged: GTA5, gaming

Update 1 (8/14/2013 14:42 EDT): NVIDIA released a statement to HardOCP,

"Please note, during our Thursday’s earnings call, our investor relations team provided a list of important games that gamers are looking forward to on PC this fall, and included Grand Theft Auto V on that list.


This statement was made with the intent of expressing enthusiasm for the games industry in general, and was not intended to represent specific knowledge possessed by NVIDIA. NVIDIA does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability. We deeply regret the error."

Up to you whether you believe it or not... "NVIDIA does not have information" is pretty assertive although so was the original statement. Either way, on with the original story. (End of Update 1)

Rockstar might be a secretive company but that can only go so far.

Grand Theft Auto V will release for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 on September 17th. You, our readers, may or may not care because it does not pertain to the PC. So, on to more interesting news: NVIDIA quarterly earnings conference call occurred on the 8th of August. Sale of specialty PCs, such as gaming machines and workstations, are increasing. Growth in the PC gaming industry is expected to continue with the fall releases of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassins Creed 4, and Grand Theft Auto 5.

That is more of my business...

NVIDIA is, and this should be no surprise, in a position to know release dates for many PC titles. Component manufacturers and game publishers alike need to make sure software and hardware interact smoothly. GPUs are complex and issues with Grand Theft Auto will not fly under the radar for either party. As such, I would expect this source to be highly credible despite silence from Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive.

Its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto IV, was released on the PC... eventually. The 360 and PS3 were, again, the only confirmed platforms during development; the PC was only confirmed after the game was launched, sold, played, and beaten by console gamers. We eventually received the title over seven months late, on December 2nd.

Now, I should be able to account for my gaming this autumn.

Source: NVIDIA

August 13, 2013 | 08:25 PM - Posted by Poci

I think GTA 5 is using same game engine as Max Payne 3.

Interesting to see the results. Gameplay should be like that game.

August 13, 2013 | 11:05 PM - Posted by Branthog

I'm tired of PC being the red-headed step-brother that maybe gets a little nibble some time after all the other siblings have had theirs . . . if the parents care enough to bother or even consider it. Either release it or don't. It's one thing if you're a little indie house that can't afford the effort for simultaneous multi-platform release, but it's another when you're releasing one of the biggest games since 2008 and one of the biggest games until probably 2017 or so and you know you have a huge audience that will make it worthwhile.

Anyway, if it is going to be released at the same time, I'll probably consider it on PC (though remember how miserable GTA IV was on PC for a _VERY_ long time after it launched, even though it launched long after console?). If I have to wait for it on PC, I'll just buy it on console. Not a big deal. The lowest common denominator is still going to be almost decade-old hardware, so I wouldn't expect too much from the PC experience with it, anyway.

And if I love it so much that I must play it again, on the PC, then I'll wait until Christmas of next year and buy GTA V and all the DLC on Steam for $7.50.

Also, it's crazy when I hear people say stuff like "GTA V will be the only game I need to keep me busy for the rest of the year". That's nuts! GTA IV was only something like 36 hours long. I mean, that's a long game, but easily finished in just a few sittings. Even if you only have a couple short play sessions per week, that's only a month or so. Hell, I *wish* it were three and a half months of entertainment for me! :D

August 14, 2013 | 02:03 AM - Posted by ThorAxe

"PC game revenues are expected to reach around 20 billion annually by 2015, where as the total for both play stations will be less than 10 billion. XBox is around half of that."

August 14, 2013 | 01:45 PM - Posted by YTech

Per news from HARDOCP Today >

NVIDIA does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability.

I suggest an edit to this article. :)

August 14, 2013 | 04:14 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Cool, thanks! Don't really believe it but... I guess I should just wait for Rockstar's word.

August 15, 2013 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Well, nVidia "accidentally" broke their NDA agreement.

GTA V is coming out on PC, but likely months after console release, and well after the PS4/XboxOne launch.

April 15, 2014 | 10:55 AM - Posted by MrCOD (not verified)

It's a frustrating thing having to wait on Rockstar. These guys drag things on and on. I suppose it's all worth it because their high standards means better end product. Latest rumor is a June 2014 release date:

I can't imagine it being releases in the Fall when it would be competing with all the other major game releases at that time. I have my new gaming rig, now please deliver GTA V so I can enjoy serious eye candy. Hurry up already!!!

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