A couple of hours ago, Rockstar announced that GTA V would launch on Spring 2013 for PS3 and X360. Since there wasn’t any mention about a possible PC version, a lot of Rockstar fans decided to express their feelings on the comment section of the game’s announcement page. What followed then reminded us why the whole gaming industry is going straight to hell.
After countless of PC messages, Rockstar responded and semi-confirmed the PC version of GTA V. The company stated that they are currently focussed on the console version and do not have anything to share about the PC one:
“Hey guys, glad to see so much enthusiasm about the release announcement. For those asking about the PC platform, we’re currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don’t have any details to share about a PC version at this time.”
The most important thing here is that the company did not debunk the PC version. Reading behind words, it’s pretty obvious that the PC version of the game will be delayed. Rockstar stated that ‘they don’t have any details about a PC version at this time‘. And that’s the hint most of you have been waiting for, as this line alone suggests that the PC version will be unveiled at a later date.
Rockstar has obviously signed a contract with Sony and Microsoft to bring this game on their platforms first, and delay the PC version – something we’ve seen in almost every Rockstar game this generation. However, the company threatened its users because it got bored with their obsess over the PC version:
“Anyone that continues to spam the comments section (for the PC version) will have their commenting privileges suspended. “
And this is where Rockstar is dead-wrong. We all know that the PC version is delayed in order to boost the console sales. Threatening your users for asking an honest answer – instead of attempting damage control – is certainly not what companies should be doing. However, this will keep happening because most gamers do not want to hear the truth (and because the truth hurts and won’t win a company’s fans back).
And even though GTA IV is friendly to modders, it was a technical mess and most PC gamers fear that GTA V will follow its predecessor’s fate. Unless of course Rockstar decides to give PC gamers a little love by optimizing it, and given the fact that Max Payne 3 is the best optimized PC game of 2012, we can hope that they will at least try to.
All in all, GTA V PC is confirmed and will be released at a later date. And that’s what is important for most of us… or not? Oh, and as always, Hitler was not happy with Rockstar’s announcement (thanks Tatu Guy for sharing it).
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."