Grand Theft Auto 5 hinted for PC release

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Oct 09, 2013 07:39 AM EDT
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Grand Theft Auto 5 is no doubt one of the biggest releases of 2013 already, with a massive number of fans pre-ordering the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, while others heading to retail outlets on the day of release. However, PC gamers are still left wanting. But it seems like there may be some light at the end of the tunnel after all.

It seems like PC giant Intel might have some information of the game heading over to PC in the near future since the company seemed pretty sure at the recent Intel Developer Forum that GTA 5 will indeed arrive on PC.

Chris R. Silva, the Director of Marketing for Intel’s Premium Notebooks, spoke to PC Gamer about how damaging it could be for the GTA franchise to make all its titles console-exclusive. At the same time, he also hinted about a possible arrival of the game on PC.

“I think it hurt Halo overall,” Silva stated with reference to Microsoft’s not-so-successful past attempts of keeping a title console-exclusive in the beginning and then poorly porting it to PC.

“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.”

Apparently, Silva also went on to voice his opinion as to why gamers haven’t heard about the PC version of the game from Rockstar. He stated: “Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive.”

However, while it depends on PC fans how they will deal with this new information, this is not the first time that the a PC release has been hinted at.

Back in July, Rockstar put up a job posting stating that the company needed a talented graphics programmer to help bring GTA 5 over to PC. “Rockstar Leeds are currently looking for a talented graphics programmer to help bring our latest titles to the PC platform. Working together with the other Rockstar studios, you will be responsible for maintaining the studio’s uncompromising quality bar, delivering the highest quality PC experience possible,” the official post read.

While we are still not in a position to confirm a PC port, it doesn’t take a brainiac to understand what Rockstar meant when it stated that the company needs a “talented graphics programmer to help bring our latest titles to the PC platform.”

Grand Theft Auto 5 was released worldwide on Sept. 17.

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