Grand Theft Auto V: No Sign of PC Release. Rockstar comments about the missing platform

Grand Theft Auto 5 will no doubt be the biggest title of 2013. The game is months away and it's all anyone can talk about. Especially after last nights trailer. Check it out below.

A few weeks back, Grand Theft Auto V preorders began rolling in. First it was leaked, then Rockstar officially announced it. However, on the pre order posters, there was no sign on the PC platform. We can see the Xbox and PS3 logo but nothing for the PC.

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RivetCityGhoul2192d ago

this is starting to look like Red Dead Redemption all over again.

GamerToons2192d ago

You don't know what your talking about. They didn't announce MP3 to the PC til after the consoles were dated.

GTA V will be on PCs, every GTA to date has been and MP3 was on the same engine as V.

It's just a matter of when.

PhantomT14122192d ago

Same thing for LA Noire. We didn't have a clue about a PC release until the games on consoles were released.

LKHGFDSA2192d ago

"every GTA to date has been" how about Vice City Stories? and Liberty City Stories? and China Town Wars?
Not main games sure, but I sure put alot of time into them for one.

Marcello2192d ago

I think your find that Rivet is right. They are saying the same thing they said about the PC version of RDR, no plans, no comment etc & its never happened.

what you need to understand is GTA4 was a piss poor port & Rockstar were subjected to a really horrible backlash from the PC community. Since then Rockstar just dont like PC & have the money to say bollox to them if they want to.

LA Noire was released on PC aswell but again it wasnt a very good port & the backlash happened again but LAN was only released on PC cos it was in Rockstar terms a flop. Now for some reason they rls Max Payne 3 on PC & was a really good port so they can do it if they want to. In the case of GTA5 it looks like they just cant be bothered with it & are thus just concentrating on the console versions. The fact is they either cant do it or wont do it, Max Payne has proven they can do it so it leaves wont do it.

bozebo2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )


They deemed RDR would be too costly to port because the code is very specific for console optimizations, that's about it.

Of course GTAV will appear on PC, why would they simply choose to make less money? (shareholders couldn't give a shit if Take2/Rockstar apparently have a grudge against a group of consumers, also like 99% of developers are PC gamers themselves)
Max Payne 3 (same engine as GTAV) works smoothly on PC and the engine is clearly designed cross platform from the ground up (and I suspect it will be their "next gen" engine).

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ATi_Elite2192d ago

Every GTA game has made it to the PC!!! The GTA series actually started on the PC with GTA1 first being DOS and then ported to Windows and eventually console (Playstation).

GTAV will be released on the PC several months AFTER the console release (Like always so i don't know why this is news) and hopefully this time around R* makes a more PC friendly version from the start unlike GTAIV which was nothing more than the X360 version dumped on top of the DirectX in the worse way possible!

resource HOG, ran like crap, Dam near required a Crysis Max graphics PC to get the proper frame-rates and draw distances! totally sucked up GPU Vram and for no benefit but R* did make some patches and the Icenhancer mod made GTAIV gorgeous!

GTAV is one of the few multi-plats I'm looking forward to and can't wait to play all the great PC mods of GTAV after i play the Vanilla version.

So I'm sure most PC gamers know that R* is busy with the console versions cause GTAV is a huge game and we PC Gamers will wait the extra 8 months for GTAV the meantime we got PLENTY to play!

Happy Gaming!

fermcr2192d ago

LOL ... They were embarrassed by how the pc moding community improved the visuals of GTA4... something they didn't know how to do.

BitbyDeath2192d ago

They'd neglect 90% of PC owners possibly more if they went for visuals like that.

stevenhiggster2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

^^ Exactly. They could easily make it look that good. Only problem is, if you've ever seen the iCEnhancer mods in action, the framerate is horrific. I'd rather have a decent looking game with a good framerate than a gorgeous slide show.

RamsesNum12192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

yeah right i thought so as well. I mean with the graphics in the trailer its hard not speculate a PC version for optimum gameplay quality

badz1492192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

it was far from optimum for PC! for a decently looking game, it takes too much to run on pc which is not a good thing! and try using mods like iCEnhancer, and the required hardware is getting more ridiculous!

just forget about GTA V for now, RDR is still no where on the PC's radar just yet!

GamerToons2192d ago

Yeah MP3 is the engine Rockstar is using, not the older GTA IV.

Every R* game besides RDR gets a PC release.

Every GTA is on PC.

They want to maximize profits.

RamsesNum12192d ago

Yeah right that's unfortunate, I remember the good times on the plains ;p and i think if they didnt give RDR a spot on the PC what make us sure they will for GTA. AAaaa

dedicatedtogamers2192d ago

GTA4 came to PC, but it was just a while after the console releases. I'm fine waiting for the PC version. The stuff modders managed to pull off with the PC version of goodness, I can't even imagine what they'll do with GTA5.

chasegarcia2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

I think they wait a little for the PC version so that would be buyers do not pirate the game. Anybody else who waits most likely would have not bought the game anyway.

RamsesNum12192d ago

Yeah there is no way it's a definite no. They will soon after. I mean it's sales in the long run

Flavor2192d ago

Exactly. PC is a liability, despite being the best platform.

DudeJets2192d ago

Ironically I know more people who pirate xbox games than they do pc ones now days

dennett3162192d ago

You realise it's actually easier for people to pirate Xbox 360 games than PC games right? Once the hardware is modded, that's it, games just work. You may occasionally need a firmware update, but it's not very frequent.

With PC piracy there's a LOT of hoops to jump through and you need to be more technically minded than the console pirate needs to be.

NoFanboyRequired2192d ago

You, sir, are wrong. Its a hell of a lot easier to pirate a game on the PC than the Xbox 360. you don't have to mod your hardware. all you have to do is download the game ISO (crack always comes with the download) install the game with DAMEON Tools or whatever else is out there and put the crack files in the directory. BOOM! so easy.

Doesn't take a rocket scientist to know how to install a game via ISO.

MRMagoo1232192d ago

I remember back in the day to pirate a pc game you just had to put the game tape in one side of a tape player and put a blank tape in the other side of the tape player press play and record and that was that lol , but pc is def a lot easier to pirate than xbox for a start you dont need anything special for the pc you just dl install add the crack files and away you go like nofanboy said.

bozebo2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

No. Piracy on PC is a lot more accessible.

What is worth noting is that console games are usually leaked first, because the full binary has to be on a DVD during manufacture/shipping whereas most PC games now require online activation if they came on a disk (to acquire a few key parts of the game code, or some other simple DRM) and the activation services are not accessible until T-0. Though this doesn't really have any further implications for the developer's finances because console piracy is not widespread. I do think console piracy is going to increase a lot though (even next gen probably - offline DRM is physically impossible), but it will never overtake PC piracy.

Anyway, chasegarcia is right. Also if they outright say "there will be a PC version" some people won't buy the console version and will wait, so it's not just piracy but also people buying the game twice.

Psychotica2192d ago

Rockstar did tell us there wasn't going to be a PC version of Red Dead Redemption when that came out. Seems like they would do the same if there wasn't going to be a PC version of GTA 5. I mean why not just come out and say there isn't going to be a PC version?

pr0digyZA2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

Yeah the reason RDR didnt come was because their code was all over the place they said it would basically have to be rewritten which wouldn't have been worth the investment.

GTA 5 I have no doubt will come for PC, I think they are just wanting PC players like myself to get it on console (which I am doing) because we cant wait, then soon after release they will announce it for PC and we will end up getting it again (which I will be doing).

In fact my guess console version release April, In May they announce it for PC to release in October (maybe even a next gen version for the new console/s).

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