Gamer Launches Petition to Get Grand Theft Auto V on PC
Hell hath no fury like a PC gamer scorned. Rockstar chief Dan Houser's comment on the next GTA chapter's potential arrival on platforms beside the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was apparently enough of a motivation for one dedicated PC gamer see the beloved franchise arrive on PC.
Mike Julliard of Yarmouth, Canada, has set up a petition over at change.org for Rockstar to ensure that PC gamers will get their chance to play Grand Theft Auto V.
The petition reads:
Please consider the release of GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many peoples lives and it's a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform. Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have.
I hope you consider the release of GTA V on PC as it'll make many people very happy!
Only a few days in, the petition has already reached about a tenth of its the signature goal (they're asking for 100,000), so it's off to a great start.
The PC market is a hard one to ignore, so it's likely that Rockstar will eventually bring the title over to PC audiences. Their last title, Grand Theft Auto IV, released to Xbox 360 and PS3 in April of 2008, and was released on PC just a few months later in December.
Houser has previously said, "we are not... we are a third-party publisher. 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." Obviously, a petition with 100,000 signatures is a definite sign of a market.
If you're interested in signing the petition, you can do so here.
Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V will release worldwide in the spring of 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.