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GTA V May Come to PC Early 2014

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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  • deftonian
    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
    I'm holding my doubts about this port. They should release it in conjunction with the next generation
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  • joaompp
    Hopefully they take the time to make a good port that isn't as glitchy as GTA4 was
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  • TheWhiteMage
    I'd be willing to wait for mid 2014 for a glitch free port..
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  • JJ1217
    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
    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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  • vsdagama
    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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  • 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
    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
    "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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