According To Intel, Grand Theft Auto V’s PC Release Is Imminent

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Though the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V has been widely speculated – and indeed petitioned for – for quite some time, Intel has stated that it expects Rockstar’s crime opus to be ported to the platform “before very long.” That’s according to Chris Silva, the company’s marketing director, who believes the open-world title – which has been a console exclusive hitherto – eluded PC because “someone paid” a sum of money to keep it away from that ecosystem.

Here’s what Silva said to online magazine PC Gamer:

“At least with Grand Theft Auto, I don’t think it’ll be console-exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content. Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was [console] exclusive.”

Given that Grand Theft Auto IV and Max Payne 3 were eventually ported to the platform – not to mention the alleged Red Dead Redemption port – it seems like only a matter of time before Rockstar bring Grand Theft Auto V to the PC audience. As a means of comparison, the fourth numerical instalment in the series didn’t appear on the platform until eight months after its console release. With that said, GTA V’s staggering commercial success lends credence to Silva’s claim of the PC version of the game launching sooner rather than later.

At this time, Rockstar is still fine tuning the multiplayer component of the game, which ran into a series of server-related problems from the get-go last week – including the loss of online characters and progression. Nonetheless, Grand Theft Auto V recently smashed yet another record, after it surpassed The Last of Us in digital sales on the PlayStation platform.

However, do you foresee the game setting some records of its own on the PC ecosystem? Indeed would you like to see Grand Theft Auto V become accessible for the modding community? Give us your thoughts below.