Putting aside the hype for the next generation of consoles for a moment, it has to be said that the biggest selling title in 2013 is more than likely going to be the swansong for the current gaming generation – Grand Theft Auto V. We already know that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game are due for release next month, and that it seems very unlikely the game will ever hit the Wii U. One version of the game which has yet to be officially confirmed or denied however is the PC port.
Most Rockstar games (with the notable exception of Red Dead Redemption) are not announced for PC until the console version launches, with a port following a couple of months later which is, to purists, the best way to experience Grand Theft Auto. Improved controls, HD graphics, personalized music playlists and better textures have been the improvements that PC owners have enjoyed over their console-playing friends in the history of the GTA franchise.
There still hasn’t been an official confirmation that GTA V is heading to PC, though NVIDIA recently set tongues wagging by mentioning the game in an earnings call to investors.
“The PC market is evolving,” said Chris Evendon, the company’s senior director, “as entry level laptops face pressure from tablets. Yet sales of specialty PCs like gaming systems and work stations continue to grow. The disparity reflects how consumers use these different classes of PCs. Many consumers look for PC as a general purpose device they can use for browsing, email, social media video. But much of this can be better served by a tablet. In contrast, gamers are preparing their systems for a strong roster of games coming this fall, including blockbuster franchises, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed IV.”
If this information is indeed correct then it seems like we may be expecting a PC version of GTA V much earlier than many anticipated. It also begs the question of whether a graphically enhanced PC port of GTA V may form the basis of a potential conversion for the Xbox One and PS4. Of course if any of this information is correct we may not hear about it until after September, as Rockstar will of course be focusing on the current console platforms for the game’s release.
Source: Crave Online