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GTA V May Come to PC Early 2014

By - Source: Eurogamer | B 37 comments

Just hold out a little bit longer.

Though it might seem like everyone is playing Grand Theft Auto V, diehard PC gamers have been left out in the cold because the game is currently only available for Xbox and PlayStation. Rockstar hasn't said when it plans to release the game for PC, but the latest rumors say we might see the title before too long.

Eurogamer cites sources that say Rockstar will release a PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 in early 2014. The website says several industry sources that say the game is coming in Q1 of next year, which harkens back to the gap between the release of GTA 4 on consoles and PC (the game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on at the end of April and didn't launch on PC in December 2008).

Rockstar refuses to talk about the PC release of GTA V. In fact, the company hasn't even said if there will be one. Instead, the company says it's focusing on the console release. The company has had a lot of growing pains with GTA V Online, which launched October 1, and has yet to completely resolve all issues with the online component of GTA V. The company today announced plans to give users $500,000 of in-game currency to make up for the bumpy launch.

"Given some of the recent technical issues during these first days of GTA Online, and now that things are starting to look much smoother (touch wood!), we are planning to provide a special stimulus package for all who have played or will play Grand Theft Auto Online this month," the company said today. "We will be dropping a cool half a million GTA$ in the GTA Online bank accounts of all players this month, starting as early as next week."

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    joaompp , October 12, 2013 7:04 AM
    Hopefully they take the time to make a good port that isn't as glitchy as GTA4 was
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    deftonian , October 12, 2013 6:36 AM
    I sure hope they really do decide to launch on PC. Would love to play the game in higher resolution at 120fps.
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    eklipz330 , October 12, 2013 6:57 AM
    I'm holding my doubts about this port. They should release it in conjunction with the next generation
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    joaompp , October 12, 2013 7:04 AM
    Hopefully they take the time to make a good port that isn't as glitchy as GTA4 was
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    TheWhiteMage , October 12, 2013 7:09 AM
    I'd be willing to wait for mid 2014 for a glitch free port..
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    JJ1217 , October 12, 2013 7:27 AM
    Rockstar aren't getting my money. If they treat any gaming community as second rate customer, I would want to teach them a lesson. They don't deserve my money. After all, you wouldn't shine the shoes of someone who spits on your face now would you?
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    clonazepam , October 12, 2013 7:54 AM
    With the right timeline for releases, some people will end up buying 3 copies of the same game. That just makes good business sense.

    They can't have a PC version in high-res muddy the sales of the current gen. They can't have a moddable PC version muddy the sales of the next gen consoles.

    The GTA series is their legacy, and what they'll be known for for all time. I think they are moving very cautiously after GTA4. Yeah, it seems like there's some online issues, but they are addressing them. By the time a GTA 5 is ready for release on PC, it should have plenty of polish.

    We have to see how GTA 5 utilizes the power of the next gen to get a good sense for what a PC version will be like. I'm going to assume they'll recommend 8 thread / 8 core processors on PC to get closer to a 1:1 comparison from next gen consoles. I mean, they can't spend 8 months optimizing it can they? Oh wait ;) 
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    burnSMACKER , October 12, 2013 8:09 AM
    It's really simple. Rockstar is definitely making a PC version.
    The reason they are starting with the console releases is so desperate PC gamers who don't want to wait will get it on PC, instead of pirating it. Yes, the reason it won't be on PC for another 6 months or so is because of piracy. They won't talk about it because they know that they are making a PC version and they don't want to share that business strategy.
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    vsdagama , October 12, 2013 8:18 AM
    I'm not buying this..

    Why should I get GTA V for my pc (I don't own any consoles and I never will), if I've seen all of it already on youtube?

    Unless the PC version has TONS (6 months worth of it) of additional content , they don't deserve my money, I'll get it somewhere else.
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    clonazepam , October 12, 2013 8:19 AM
    "Why should I get GTA V for my pc (I don't own any consoles and I never will), if I've seen all of it already on youtube?"

    Who made you watch those videos? I've stayed away from them. Well, I watched in the initial heist. I had enough sense to stop after that.
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    NightLight , October 12, 2013 8:25 AM
    most families these days have both pc and console. It's not like it's impossible to pirate the xbox or ps (for singleplayer modes) it's clever marketing on rockstars part to delay the pc version. If i would run a company, i would do it the same way. The gross of the money is made, now everything they get from a pc version is gravy.
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    alfaalex101 , October 12, 2013 8:36 AM
    I'm not too enthusiastic simply because the game will be locked from modding. They'll make up some bs about cheaters, multiplayer, stability and all the extra coding required. It's engine seems similar to the one in Max Payne 3 - which people can't do anything with!
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    Sangeet Khatri , October 12, 2013 9:35 AM
    And it will look way better than the consoles as already seen with San Andreas.

    GTA San Andreas looked just okay for the time on PS2, but when it came to PC, it looked awesome for the time, so I am really excited for this.
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    clonazepam , October 12, 2013 9:37 AM
    @ alfaalex101

    Max Payne 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed by Rockstar Studios and published by Rockstar Games. Development was led by Rockstar Vancouver in collaboration with the New England, London and Toronto studios.

    Grand Theft Auto 5 - Grand Theft Auto V is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.

    I just wouldn't draw any conclusions about GTA5 based on MP3. You could end up being right at the end, but its just a guess at best.
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    Rahbot , October 12, 2013 9:53 AM
    Well if they do release this to PC I know my family and my sister in laws family will buy 3 copys each so thats 6 copys sold.
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    soldier44 , October 12, 2013 10:42 AM
    Well sadly PC gamers will always be in the minority because not everyone can afford $1500+ for a descent gaming PC. So a 8 yr old console is alot easier to buy and get a game for, so thats where the money is at. Looking forward to BF4 in a couple of weeks for PC will keep me busy for the next 18 months or so anyway, If GTA 5 comes it comes I will get it but not counting on it till I see it on Steam or Origin for download.
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    GNCD , October 12, 2013 11:24 AM
    I can wait. It better be polished when it's released for the PC.
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    toastybatch565 , October 12, 2013 12:06 PM
    Rockstar are a dirty company. I love them, but I think we all know what their doing. They wan't PC gamers to buy it on console and then buy it on PC so that rockstar gets double the income. Naughty, but genius. When you have such a good product, it's almost stupid NOT to use it to your advantage. I applaud you and despise you at the same time, Rockstar.
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    pandawatch , October 12, 2013 12:13 PM
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    iam2thecrowe , October 12, 2013 1:56 PM
    I really hope they do a much better job at optimizing it for pc than the last one, otherwise i wont be getting it. To this day with a high end system GTAIV can't be played on a high end modern system with all details up at a constant 60fps.
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