A Change.org petition to encourage Rockstar Games, creators of the mighty Grand Theft Auto series, to release a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, is close to surpassing 700,000 of its 1,000,000 signature goal.
Release of Grand Theft Auto V on the PC is hotly-anticipated and is something that gamers who prefer a mouse and keyboard have been waiting for for months now. A statement by director of marketing for Intel’s Premium Notebooks, Chris R. Silvia, said that GTA V won’t be a console exclusive for very long, and according to a report by Eurogamer.net in October 2013:
“Multiple industry sources have indicated the open world game, currently available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will come out on PC in the first quarter of 2014.”
While it’s unlikely to be any time soon, a PC version of the game is inevitable. Its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto IV, was given a home computer release 217 days after being released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in April 2008. Currently, 216 days have passed since Grand Theft Auto V hit the shelves, so fans are hoping to hear word on a confirmation very soon.
Released on console back in September 2013, the latest in the GTA series has gone on to be one of the biggest selling titles in recent history. With 32.5 million copies sold and accumulating more than $1 billion in just three days, it is hardly surprising that gamers are eager to see a PC release. As the petition itself says:
“[T]he idea of it not being on PC is a mistake!”
According to Robert W. Baird analyst, Colin Sebastian, Grand Theft Auto V will likely be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as PC. Again though, no confirmation on those platforms just yet and for now, we’ll just have to sit tight and wait for Rockstar to make an official announcement.