Grand Theft Auto 5's PC Release Rumored for March
Given the history of previous games in the franchise eventually making their way over to PC, coupled with the amount of waves Grand Theft Auto V made even before its release, it's widely accepted that GTA 5 will eventually come to PC as well, despite no official word from Rockstar on the matter. But that hasn't stopped fans from hoping and a number of businesses from guessing when it might happen.
iGameResponsibly is reporting that gamers can expect Grand Theft Auto V to hit PC on March 12, but don't be so quick to believe this one. First off, games traditionally come out on a Tuesday, and March 12 is a Wednesday. Also, the source is not nearly as legitimate as Rockstar.
According to the site, the information comes from "the CEO of digital distribution at Nuuvem, Thiago Diniz." If you've never heard of Nuuvem, you're not alone. It's a digital streaming service and the reasons you may not have heard of it are three-fold. For one thing, it's relatively new. Two, with Steam's number of subscribers numbering in the millions, it casts a very large shadow. And finally, with Nuuvem headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, its primary market is South America.
While their information more than likely isn't reliable, their intention is at least noble. Games in Brazil can retail for upwards of $100, and the cost of consoles is even worse. When the PS4 released, it cost the equivalent of $1,800. Gotta love that exchange rate.
Because Nuvuum still a new service, this "information" is likely an attempt to drum up some attention, and I wouldn't trust it.
We've heard these type of rumors of a PC (as well as a PlayStation 4 and/or Xbox One) release before, the last crop declaring that the game would arrive on PC "in the first quarter of 2014." To date, the only official word on a PC release has been the following:
* Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies, "We'll get the current gen version out first and see what happens in the future."
* Rockstar Vice President Dan Houser - "...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."
We'll keep you posted if Rockstar ever says anything about a PC release.