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Grand Theft Auto 5 reported to be hitting PC in early 2014

by Mark Tyson on 11 October 2013, 15:06

Tags: Rockstar Games (NASDAQ:TTWO), Take 2 Games, PC

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The newly released Grand Theft Auto V video game has been breaking all kinds of sales records. However dedicated PC gamers have been feeling a little left out in the cold by all this news, as Rockstar Games and its parent Take-Two have remained tight-lipped over any plans to release the new GTA on their platform of preference. Luckily we have a good indication that we won’t be left in the waiting room much longer as “multiple industry sources” have told EuroGamer that GTA V will arrive on PCs during the first quarter of 2014.

A couple of days ago it was revealed that GTA V had broken a total of seven Guinness records since its 17th September release. Notably, in its first 24 hours it sold over 11 million copies, raising over £500 million (US$800m). Three days later the game reached £625 million in sales, breaking the US$1 billion mark – this made it the “fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion,” says Wired Magazine. Wired went on to list all seven of GTA V’s achievements so far:

  1. Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
  2. Best-selling video game in 24 hours
  3. Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
  4. Fastest video game to gross $1 billion
  5. Highest grossing video game in 24 hours
  6. Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
  7. Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game

As I mentioned in the introduction, PC gamers have been eyeing this news with a mixture of emotions as no details emerged about when and if the game would arrive on PCs. Rockstar has a history of launching on console first then following up with a PC release and it certainly looks that modus operandi has been repeated this time. Let’s just hope that the multiple sources quoted by EuroGamer are proven reliable.

A PC version of the game being released is not really a surprise to industry watchers. Perhaps individuals who contributed to the 600,000 signatures on a Change.org petition to have the game released on PC will feel they have contributed to this positive decision.



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Thank you Rockstar and Take Two
meh.
Saw it coming but glad its ‘confirmed’ - Will prob still wait till its in a steam sale next Summer ;)
So guys how much size do you think the game require for PC version ?
Got it on the PS3 and almost completed it, not sure I'll bother buying the PC version to replay it in HD. The graphics on the PS3 are horrific coming from a PC playing at 2560x1440! Even at 720p the PS3 is stuttery and looks quite blocky at times.