A PETITION asking Rockstar Games to bring out Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) in a PC edition is sailing towards its one million signatures target.
Sailing is perhaps the wrong word. It might be more fitting to say that it has stolen a car and is speeding towards its target.
The game came out for the Playstation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360 consoles early in mid-September and its online play is expected to go live today.
PC gamers, though, are locked out and only have a petition and the wider internet to voice their complaints.
The petition quickly picked up almost 500,000 signatures in its first week. Since then it has added more that have taken its total to 568,115 supporters. You don't have to be a financial analyst to work out that this many interested people represents a decent market for a games company.
Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA 4) for the PC came out around eight months after the console versions, but Rockstar has made no announcement about a PC edition of its latest title. So far Rockstar has it very good, and its game on just the two consoles has raked in enough cash to interest Trevor, Michael and Franklin. In fact, it raked in $800m in its first day of release and must have rung up over $1bn by now.
Still, if the money alone doesn't interest Rockstar then maybe a compelling petition might.
It reads, "Please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many people's lives and it's a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform. Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have.
"I hope you consider the release of GTA V on PC as it'll make many people very happy!" µ
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