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GTA V is coming to PC, says Nvidia

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GTA V, quite possibly the biggest game of the year, is coming to consoles next month. While developer Rockstar and publisher Take-Two have remained mum on the possibility of a PC version of the game but certain things keep popping up that leads us to believe that a PC version will be coming sooner rather than later. Now, an Nvidia executive has said, nonchalantly, that GTA V is coming to PC.

“The PC market is evolving,“ Nvidia’s Senior IR Director Chris Evenden said in an earnings call. “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.”

Preparing their systems for whatnow? Does Nvidia know something we don’t? quite probably; they do have to ready their latest beta drivers for whatever the latest flavour-of-the-month video game so they tend to be in the know. Is this tacit confirmation of a GTA V Pc port, or just a misspeak; a slip of the tongue? It’s probably the former; according to Evenden, PC games is where the money is – and the platform will soon account for more income the PlayStation and Xbox sales combined.

Open platform such as PC and Android are outgrowing the world gardens of the traditional console market. They benefit from more innovation. Nearly half of the developers surveyed at GDC recently who are working on PC games compared only 11% on Next Gen consoles. PC game revenues are expected to reach around $20 billion annually by 2015, whereas the total for both PlayStations will be less than $10 billion and Xbox is only around half of that.

Of course, it could all still be sour grapes from the greener graphics card purveyor, who’s been left out of next-gen, with rival chip-maker AMD securing the contracts for the latest consoles from all of the big 3 console makers.

GTA V is out on PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 on September 17.

Last Updated: August 13, 2013

30 Comments

  1. Mark

    August 13, 2013 at 10:09

    The amount of cash spent on Steam alone could rip Sony a new one 😛

    Reply

  2. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    August 13, 2013 at 10:13

    I hope it comes to PC, every gamer deserves to play GTA V

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    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      August 13, 2013 at 10:14

      Amen brother. Until then, i shall be playing SR4… and FFX-HD

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        August 13, 2013 at 10:17

        Patiently waiting for FF X – HD ….. so patiently ………….. need to clear my backlog too. jee whizz, 2013 is the rise of the backlog

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        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          August 13, 2013 at 10:30

          Not too far off now… glorious FFX

          Reply

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            August 13, 2013 at 10:58

            glorious FF X, we praise thee!!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          August 13, 2013 at 10:32

          True, the longer GTA takes to arrive on PC the better for my backlog.

          Reply

  3. eXpZA

    August 13, 2013 at 10:18

    As long as they port it right. GTAIVPC is still regarded as one of the most poorly optimized games for PC. Beast PC’s built in 2013 can still struggle to run it, at no fault of the hardware.

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    • ElimiNathan

      August 13, 2013 at 10:22

      Ye but regardless, play it on PS3/XBOX360 and then play it on PC, res is way higher and it just looks way better in general

      Reply

      • Skyblue

        August 13, 2013 at 10:29

        Then grab iCEenhancer and the hi-res texture packs for an even more stunning experience.

        Reply

  4. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    August 13, 2013 at 10:23

    BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      August 13, 2013 at 10:27

      Here comes the!

      Reply

      • Hondsepop

        August 13, 2013 at 11:37

        Sun?

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        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          August 13, 2013 at 15:32

          Little darlin

          Reply

          • EDGEMYBOY!

            September 3, 2013 at 13:56

            Move Bitch!

  5. Skyblue

    August 13, 2013 at 10:26

    I almost placed my pre-order yesterday for GTAV but changed my mind when I couldn’t decide which platform to purchase for. I think I’m just gonna wait it out and get the PC version now.

    Great to hear that the PC platform is doing so well!

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  6. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    August 13, 2013 at 10:29

    Heh, he never gloat about how well SHIELD is selling.

    Reply

  7. Skyblue

    August 13, 2013 at 10:36

    I’m prob going to switch back to a Radeon card, just had my second 660ti pack up. Had to pull my 5870 out of my Arcade to use in the interim and it’s still a beast.

    Reply

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      August 13, 2013 at 10:44

      Been saying it for years AMD/ATI FTW… Not because i am a fanboy, but because I have never had an issue… I have abused the components, OC’d them, run them hot etc, and the stuff just keeps on working…

      Reply

  8. InsanityFlea

    August 13, 2013 at 11:32

    Until there’s word from Rockstar, I wont listen to anyone.

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    • Unknow(Im from Earth Probably)

      August 13, 2013 at 12:52

      You will be needed to probably , NVIDIA also contributed on GTA San Andreas , one of the Rocktar’s best game :))))

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      • InsanityFlea

        August 13, 2013 at 13:30

        You might want to proof read that.

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        • Vampyre Squirrel

          August 13, 2013 at 18:36

          I don’t think proof reading will help.
          Just judging from their name that is.

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  9. PsychoHulk88

    August 13, 2013 at 12:03

    will be getting gta v for my gaming laptop and ps3

    Reply

  10. Uberutang

    August 13, 2013 at 12:48

    My GTX670SLI is ready!

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    • boet

      August 13, 2013 at 14:19

      Did you get that setup to have nice StressFX hair in Tomb Raider?

      Reply

      • Uberutang

        August 13, 2013 at 16:14

        No I had nice Tressfx on just one 670 😛

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        • boet

          August 13, 2013 at 16:22

          Will be real interesting to see how your setup stacks up againts the new consoles. Untill then my 560ti has to do, even if it means Lara’s hair is dirty.

          Reply

          • Uberutang

            August 13, 2013 at 16:24

            560 ti is a great card. It will run for many more years if you scale your settings accordingly.

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