Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

PC Version of GTA V Appears on Amazon in Europe

By - Source: Amazon DE | B 30 comments

Is Rockstar finally prepping the PC version of GTA V?

Back in October, we heard that GTA V would come to PC in early 2014. At the time, it seemed like an age to wait. Yet, here we are.

Initial reports said we'd see GTA V for PC sometime in Q1. Now, the game has appeared on Amazon, seemingly confirming that a release is not far off. TechRadar reports that both Amazon Germany and Amazon France had the listing online, but Amazon France has apparently already pulled the offending listing. 

 

No word on an official launch date, but pricing for the PC version in Europe is set at €59.99, about €15 more than what the PS3 and XBox 360 version currently go for (though those have been out for several months, so that makes sense).

Rockstar is keeping quiet about the PC release of GTA V. In fact, the company hasn't even said if there will be one. GTA 5 hit consoles in mid-September, and Rockstar enjoyed a rocky launch with GTA Online a couple of weeks later. The silver lining for PC gamers is that console users will have suffered through the majority of GTA Online issues before the game hits desktops. At least, that's the hope.

Follow Jane McEntegart @JaneMcEntegart. Follow us @tomshardware, on Facebook and on Google+.

Display 30 Comments.
This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 19 Hide
    nitrium , January 22, 2014 4:46 PM
    Well I'll be getting it. Loved the GTA games, and frankly the PC is the only platform I want to play them on.
  • 13 Hide
    ToiletNinjaa , January 22, 2014 6:33 PM
    Quote:
    With so many excellent GTA-style games already available on PC, with the complete disregard Rockstar has shown us so far, with Rockstar's history of shoddy PC ports, I have zero interest in GTA V on PC at this point. There's just too much competition that treats us better and looks more interesting, both on the market now and coming in the future.
    The guys who ported Max Payne 3 to PC are in charge of this port as well, and from what I've heard, the Max Payne 3 port was quite good. Rockstar hasn't officially announced GTA V for PC yet because of obligations to the console makers; there might be a certain date they need to reach before they can say anything. I loved GTA 4 and its community who are still releasing mods for the game today, and even if it was a mess at launch on PC, the patches have fixed the majority of issues. I think with the new people in charge, there shouldn't be large problems when GTA V launches on PC.
Other Comments
  • 19 Hide
    nitrium , January 22, 2014 4:46 PM
    Well I'll be getting it. Loved the GTA games, and frankly the PC is the only platform I want to play them on.
  • 6 Hide
    oxiide , January 22, 2014 5:18 PM
    With so many excellent GTA-style games already available on PC, with the complete disregard Rockstar has shown us so far, with Rockstar's history of shoddy PC ports, I have zero interest in GTA V on PC at this point. There's just too much competition that treats us better and looks more interesting, both on the market now and coming in the future.
  • -1 Hide
    Morbus , January 22, 2014 5:23 PM
    I won't be getting it. GTAIV was a big let down, and from what I've seen, GTAV, while definitely better, still very much follows GTAIV's trend of driving around a lot without any real excitement in missions...GTA SA is still, for me, the best GTA experience around.
  • 13 Hide
    ToiletNinjaa , January 22, 2014 6:33 PM
    Quote:
    With so many excellent GTA-style games already available on PC, with the complete disregard Rockstar has shown us so far, with Rockstar's history of shoddy PC ports, I have zero interest in GTA V on PC at this point. There's just too much competition that treats us better and looks more interesting, both on the market now and coming in the future.
    The guys who ported Max Payne 3 to PC are in charge of this port as well, and from what I've heard, the Max Payne 3 port was quite good. Rockstar hasn't officially announced GTA V for PC yet because of obligations to the console makers; there might be a certain date they need to reach before they can say anything. I loved GTA 4 and its community who are still releasing mods for the game today, and even if it was a mess at launch on PC, the patches have fixed the majority of issues. I think with the new people in charge, there shouldn't be large problems when GTA V launches on PC.
  • 2 Hide
    Lee-m , January 22, 2014 6:36 PM
    March is the date being bounded around the internet for the pc release. You would expect it to have been announced by now if that was the case.

    Rock*'s treatment of the pc has been awful the last 10 years. GTA V is a last gen game now, and looked pretty shoddy on the 360.

    I'll most likely still buy it on release lol lame huh
  • 0 Hide
    brandonjclark , January 22, 2014 7:34 PM
    I just finished Sleeping Dogs on PC. Honestly, unless GTV has combat as good as SD then I don't want it. Those fighting mechanics in SD were just excellent for an open-world game.
  • 0 Hide
    ferooxidan , January 22, 2014 7:48 PM
    Quote:
    I just finished Sleeping Dogs on PC. Honestly, unless GTV has combat as good as SD then I don't want it. Those fighting mechanics in SD were just excellent for an open-world game.
    I feel you bro, Sleeping Dogs fighting mechanics is really awesome and felt real especially in using their surroundings. But if GTA gonna use similar mechanics, then Franklin, or Michael, or whoever, needs to be a kung fu master lol. But yeah, I'll probably buying the game for PC only to enjoy the view to its fullest and the ability to mod this game on PC. I played it on the console anyway.
  • 5 Hide
    jimmysmitty , January 22, 2014 7:56 PM
    Quote:
    With so many excellent GTA-style games already available on PC, with the complete disregard Rockstar has shown us so far, with Rockstar's history of shoddy PC ports, I have zero interest in GTA V on PC at this point. There's just too much competition that treats us better and looks more interesting, both on the market now and coming in the future.
    Considering that Max Payne 3 came to the PC only 15 days after the PS3 and 360 and as well had the best graphics and DX11 capabilities at the time, I would say Rockstar has shown the PC plenty of love. When GTA 4 came out, it had a lot of issues but they fixed them all and even added in advanced menus and the ability to record video, mix it and upload it.Rockstar is one of the only other companies I will insta-buy their PC games from. VALVe is number one, for good reason with Rockstar and Bethesda holding second place. The rest are only if the game is good enough.
  • 0 Hide
    bochica , January 22, 2014 8:06 PM
    let the mayhem begin.
  • 0 Hide
    blppt , January 22, 2014 8:39 PM
    Agreed with jimmysmitty---Max Payne 3 ran flawlessly on my PC...it was just the game itself that was rather underwhelming, IMHO.Contrast that to a brilliant Rockstar game with a terrible port, L.A. Noire PC. They didn't get that one ironed out for a while.
  • 0 Hide
    xroe , January 22, 2014 9:02 PM
    So the fact that it is 15€ make sense because it has been out for a while. Man I have some serious thinking to do.
  • 1 Hide
    JOSHSKORN , January 22, 2014 10:00 PM
    As much as I want to, I won't be getting it. I need to upgrade my computer as it is to play the previous GTA, and well, just about anything that's come out in the last year. I was hoping to wait for Haswell E.
  • 0 Hide
    Karan Thakur , January 22, 2014 11:29 PM
    Gta 4 disappointed me as my excitment of playing this game lasted not even a month just buildings everywhere but san andreas included country side,canyons they were the best part and gta v is also similar to san andreas...i am really excited to play gta v on pc....
  • 1 Hide
    1zacster , January 23, 2014 4:15 AM
    You know GTA V was made for pc originally then ported to consoles, right? Look up the source code find.
  • 1 Hide
    Innocent_Bystander , January 23, 2014 4:53 AM
    I haven't seen a good GTA game since Vice City but if the price is right I'm willing to give it a try.IB
  • 1 Hide
    back_by_demand , January 23, 2014 5:28 AM
    Thank you console gamers for assisting in the beta release of GTA V, so that us PC gamers can get a finished product
  • 3 Hide
    icepick314 , January 23, 2014 6:09 AM
    throw in Red Dead Redemption on PC and I'll throw money at Rockstar
  • 0 Hide
    captaincharisma , January 23, 2014 7:42 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    With so many excellent GTA-style games already available on PC, with the complete disregard Rockstar has shown us so far, with Rockstar's history of shoddy PC ports, I have zero interest in GTA V on PC at this point. There's just too much competition that treats us better and looks more interesting, both on the market now and coming in the future.
    The guys who ported Max Payne 3 to PC are in charge of this port as well, and from what I've heard, the Max Payne 3 port was quite good. Rockstar hasn't officially announced GTA V for PC yet because of obligations to the console makers; there might be a certain date they need to reach before they can say anything. I loved GTA 4 and its community who are still releasing mods for the game today, and even if it was a mess at launch on PC, the patches have fixed the majority of issues. I think with the new people in charge, there shouldn't be large problems when GTA V launches on PC.
    well with the new console's now using x86 CPU's we shouldn't have to worry about bad ports going forward or at least not as bad as they were in the past
  • 0 Hide
    vmem , January 23, 2014 8:06 AM
    Definately getting this. hopefully we don't have the same port experience as we did back in GTA IV
  • 0 Hide
    Steveymoo , January 23, 2014 8:52 AM
    Yeah, Max Payne was a good port. Even if it was just a sucky game. I have high hopes for GTA V PC.
Display more comments