Grand Theft Auto V Release Date: Is GTA 5 Coming To PC and Nintendo Wii U?

Nov 19, 2012 10:18 AM EST | By Juan G. Rodriguez

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Rockstar has already announced that the highly anticipated open-world vide game, Grand Theft Auto V will be releasing in the Spring of next year for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But the publisher has not ruled out releasing the game on other platforms.

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In a recent interview with IGN, Rockstar vice president Dan Houser explained that Rockstar has the flexibility as a third party publisher to release its game on any gaming platform.

When Houser was asked about why the game hasn't been confirmed for other platforms, Houser told IGN, "Everything else is up for consideration. That's all I can give you."

Houser also said that despite Rockstar's relationship with Microsoft and Sony, the developer will make appropriate business decisions if an opportunity becomes available.

"The main thing is we are not... we are a third-party publisher," Houser told IGN. "We're not Nintendo, we're not Sony, we're not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there's the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market."

Houser added "if that's on Apple we put something on Apple," Houser added. "Wherever it might be. I think that's the fun in what we do. We see ourselves as a content company that uses technology. We don't make it; we use it to make the most fun stuff."

It is surprising that Grand Theft Auto V has not been announced for the PC as every single numbered iteration in the series has appeared on the PC. Most recently Grand Theft Auto IV released on Windows PC eight months after the game was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Nintendo has never received a Grand Theft Auto game for one of its home consoles. Grand Theft Auto Advance was the last GTA game to appear on a Nintendo system, the Game Boy Advance. *Correction: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars appeared on the handheld system, the Nintendo DS in March of 2009.

The game is played from a top-down perspective like the first two games in the, Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2. It was originally suppose to be a port of Grand Theft Auto III, but was altered due to the limitations of the Game Boy Advance.

Grand Theft Auto V will release in spring 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is available for pre-order at select retailers. You read more about the game's three protagonist here and check out screenshots here. Watch the game's second trailer below and comment about anything GTA 5 related.

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