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Will GTA V For PC Be ‘Cancelled’?

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#1 vcfan

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 23:12

After years of anticipation, the long-awaited PC version of GTA V could soon be cancelled, according to a Rockstar employee.
 
Brad Cockingham works as a Marketing director for Rockstar North and is also the founder of his own marketing firm called “Rantic“, which was created following the historic launch of GTA V.
 
On Rantic’s official website, Brad expresses concern about the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V being cancelled.
 
On Thursday, we sat down with one of the marketing directors of Rantic, to talk about Rockstar North’s future for the Grand Theft Auto series.
 
During the interview, Rantic Chairman John Hoffberger, stated that the PC version of GTA 5 could soon be cancelled due to ‘corporate problems’. “The next-gen console launch dates are still intact, but the PC game launch has been agitating for Rockstar staff”, John said.
 
John also stated,”Rockstar never wanted to release a PC version of GTA V, but due to high public demand, they were forced to do so.”

http://foxweekly.com...-cancelled.html

take this with a grain of salt. not sure about the source




#2 notchinese

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 23:33

I hope not.



#3 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 23:52

 

John also stated,”Rockstar never wanted to release a PC version of GTA V, but due to high public demand, they were forced to do so.”

 

Forced too?  Seriously?  And then they fail anyway?        What an excuse.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 00:04

Am I missing something because I don't see any indication that it's not going to happen.

 

If anything, it's confirmation that it is going to happen. I highly doubt that even if they're "agitated", they'd just up and quit halfway through. Doesn't make sense.



#5 ViperAFK

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 00:27

I'd take this with much more than a grain of salt. Sounds like a ridiculous clickbait rumor to me, why would they announce it and create a bunch of hype just to cancel it shortly after? That would be a truly idiotic decision.



#6 Eric

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 00:34

They should probably update their website. It still says:

Developed by series creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V is available worldwide for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, and coming this fall to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC.



#7 Patrick831

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 00:36

Don't trust anybody with the last name of Cockingham!



#8 ensiform

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 00:57

The fact that http://store.steampo...com/app/271590/ exists suggests that its still going to happen.  They don't make steam pages unless its well enough.



#9 Raa

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:13

No.

 

Rockstar : Remember your roots.



#10 Lamp0

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:39

Rockstar : Remember your roots.

 

I don't understand why people think the "roots" matter. it's a video game, they'll release it where there is an audience to buy it, not because they have "roots" there.

 

 

Anyway I do not believe this rumour at all. I can't imagine they'll cancel it. Whether it's a good port or not is anybodys guess.



#11 trag3dy

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:43

Seems like a publicity stunt to get people to visit that guys website.

 

On Rantic’s official website, Brad expresses concern about the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V being cancelled.

 

After the video that was released a few months ago Rockstar stands to make a lot of money with a GTA:V release. There's no way they're not going to make it.



#12 Lamp0

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:46

Looks like the "Rantic" website got hacked?:

 

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#13 Shadrack

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:50

Who the hell is John Hoffberger?  Does he work at Rockstar?  I think the title is misleading.  According to posting, Hoffberger is the one who made the statement and he works for Rantic which was founded by someone who works for Rockstar (I question the validity of this, but I don't really care to look further).  Is Rantic owned by Rockstar?



#14 Melfster

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:07

Its BS since both console versions are ported from a PC master copy.



#15 OP vcfan

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:10

Who the hell is John Hoffberger?  Does he work at Rockstar?  I think the title is misleading.  According to posting, Hoffberger is the one who made the statement and he works for Rantic which was founded by someone who works for Rockstar (I question the validity of this, but I don't really care to look further).  Is Rantic owned by Rockstar?

 

reading is hard?

 

 

 

Brad Cockingham works as a Marketing director for Rockstar North and is also the founder of his own marketing firm called “Rantic“, which was created following the historic launch of GTA V.
 
On Rantic’s official website, Brad expresses concern about the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V being cancelled.