SOURCES close to the Eurogamer website and games house Rockstar have revealed that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) should be released next year.
So far we are filing a PC release of the game under "very likely". There is a petition that is slowly approaching one million signatures, and readers of The INQUIRER have welcomed the possibility with enthusiasm.
Rockstar has had some problems on its hands, however, and has been scrambling to fix GTA Online, the online version of GTA 5. That is supposedly all settled now, and it is possible that Rockstar will turn an eye toward the PC desktop version.
This summer, in a question and answer post, it didn't give any clues about its intentions and has not since.
"The only versions of the game that we have announced are for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 which are set for a September 17th worldwide release," said the unchanged information.
"We don't have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now."
Eurogamer's sources come from the industry, it said. They reckoned that the PC version will be out in the first three months of 2014.
The petition wants 1,000,000 signatures. So far it has 597,736 supporters. Previous title Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA 4) for the PC came out around eight months after the console versions.
The online portion of the GTA 5 console game is now fixed, we think, and we have installed a third Xbox 360 update.
In a post Rockstar explained some of the most recent fixes, including one that prevents players from losing all-important guns and ammo. µ