Rockstar: GTA V PC port is "up for consideration"

When Rockstar Games announced earlier this month that Grand Theft Auto V was coming out in the spring of 2013, it only announced it will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. But are there plans for a PC version of the open world action game sequel?

IGN chatted with Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser and when asked about plans for a PC, Wii U or other ports, he stated:

Everything else is up for consideration. That's all I can give you. The main thing is 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. If that's on Apple we put something on Apple. 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.

All of the previous games in the series have been released for the PC at some point and it would be a shock if Rockstar decided not to release GTA V for the platform, even if it is several months after the Xbox 360 and PS3 launch.

Source: IGN

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As much as I love console gaming, it should be released for PC! Especially seeing as you can't use mods on the Xbox version without having a modded console.

Well they also, like to push the limits of console's too. which started with GTA: SA and pushed harder with GTA IV. I think a pc version would be a good too, because they can push them as much as they want and since PS3, 360 and Wii tend to hit a max of how much they can squeeze out of the console's abilities which is limited. PC has far more potential in terms of getting everything they can out of the GTA series and other games that never got a PC edition gamers experience. Plus technology for computers are more advanced then any console on the market in terms of playability, and far less cheaper to get the proper hardware to play it how it should be. compared to if you're on PS3 and PS4 comes out and it can't be played on PS3. If that makes much sense?

J400uk said,
GTA IV was a bit of a disaster on the PC, didn't port across very well

Yeah, well, it was still quite playable at the end - at least they are one of the few companies which actually bothers releasing patches for console ports.

J400uk said,
GTA IV was a bit of a disaster on the PC, didn't port across very well

I'm actually just happy that they threw us PC gamers a bone.

I played that game with a measly 20fps on an AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor. Not one eff-word was given, I enjoyed the hell out of it!

Better processor now, but yeah. Would LOVE to see it back on PC.

nekrosoft13 said,
GTA IV was a great port, if your PC couldn't handle it don't blame the devs

That really wasn't the case. It was a shocking port, and plenty of people with great PCs suffered terrible framerates, it wasn't just people with low-mid end rigs. Anyway, you shouldn't need a ridiculous rig to run any game at an acceptable rate.

Graphically vanilla GTA IV was pretty disgusting as well, but it was amazing if you used one of the graphics mods like EBR - that certainly wasn't for low-mid end rigs.

nekrosoft13 said,
GTA IV was a great port, if your PC couldn't handle it don't blame the devs

Yeah. Because back then I spent over 2 thousand dollars on my PC just for GTA IV and it couldn't run decently. Surely it must of been my PC.

WOW i can't believe they would have the nerve to say that..

Where was the first several versions released ? specifically GTA 3 ?
Since then they have probably billions of units sold through versions released.
And they KNOW there is an Extreme demand for the next one and they have the balls to say something like that ?
Screw you rockstar !
Us PC gamers made you !

By the way Rockstar if your going to spit in our (PC gamer) faces get on with it
so all the web sites who started PC V related sites can go and shut them down etc..

Apple ?
go ahead let me know how that works out for you lol

Want some cred ? Make a linux port idiots.

Geez what kind of company has a million mile long line of people waiting years in advance cash in hand for a product or service (that is ALWAYS sold the same way)
and says this to them ? What you don't want the full unit retail price from a product you already made and just have to make another port of ?

Rockstar sounds like spoiled stuck up pricks
reality check morons..

its the same with everything these days, games made for consoles and ported to PC's. pathetic when they started out on the PC then give us the middle finger

They're a business and want to make money. They feel they can make more money on the consoles so that's what they do first. That's been the case for years now. The PC has had every GTA game in the past though so I can't see why GTAV would be any different. Just expect to wait a few months.

Again, they're a business, they want to make money. The original GTA was on PC first yes, but that doesn't mean anything to a company that wants to make money. It's irrelevant.

What a shame, every GTA is much better on PC with tools/mods. If it doesn't come to PC, they won't get my money, doubt they care though.

I am pretty sure it would make its way to the PC... may be they will take a little longer than last time and make a better PC version.

If it is going to be as "awesome" as GTAIV.

Please, Rockstar, don't bother.
GTAIV wasn't even worth pirating - boring, super laggy, full of "social" features.

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