Finally, rejoice, celebrate and thank the gods. It may actually be coming true; that is, the launch of the highly anticipated and most definitely wanted, Grand Theft Auto V on PC. If fresh rumours are to be believed, then Rockstar plans for an early 2014 launch of their best selling game for PC.
Eurogamer reported that ‘multiple sources’ have confirmed an upcoming release date for the open world game, which has smashed sales records around the world. Indicating any likely launch would be within the first quarter of 2014. This shouldn’t bare any significant surprise to loyal gamers – since the launch of GTA V, hundreds of thousands of gamers have signed a petition, demanding Rockstar brings GTA V to the PC. Their current target sits at 1 million signatures, so with 600,000 down so far – you might want to give them a hand…
Nvidia’s Senior Director of Investor Relations leaked a possible launch of GTA V on PC during a financial call:
“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 5 and Assassin’s Creed 4,”
Following the gamer madness that followed, many hoping this would be the confirmation they’d been waiting for, Nvidia released a statement saying it did not have any ‘information’ regarding the launch of GTA V on PC. A spokesperson said:
“We deeply regret the error.”
Rockstar hasn’t answered any questions, but simply stated on its website:
“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,” Rockstar said at the time. “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.”
So, with the launch of GTA V likely to coincide with the beginning of 2014, those desperate gamers may get their prayers answered. Gamers also want to know about the next generation. Rockstar didn’t release GTA V on PS4 or XBOX One – and this might mean they leave themselves out of the next few years of gaming. If you haven’t completed the GTA saga yourself yet, grab yourself a copy of GTA V, GTA III or any other GTA game – get your fix and you’ll survive until 2014. Just about.