GTA V on PC is coming

One of the strangest things at the moment is that the biggest game of the past couple of years, Grand Theft Auto V, is still to receive a PC release date. According to Rockstar there are no plans currently to bring GTA V to PC’s but we all believe that to be a lie –  so the question is when will the PC master race get the game?

Well according to Chris Silva, Director of Marketing for Intel’s Premium Notebooks, GTA V should be landing on PC’s very soon. According to Chris

At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content

Let’s tackle the first thing first though. Chris is the marketing lead for Intel’s premium notebooks. Now as impressive as that is I seriously doubt Rockstar would choose that niche market to explain what their plans are so I don’t think Chris has any more insider knowledge than any of us.

But more interestingly Chris also thinks Sony and Microsoft have paid for console exclusivity. Now we know Microsoft often pays for DLC exclusivity or even full title exclusivity but I simply can’t see Microsoft and Sony coming to an agreement to both pay to avoid PCs getting the game.

So does this mean that PC gamers aren’t going to be getting the game?

Not at all. I think Rockstar released on console first to avoid mass piracy and because they make a higher margin on consoles. GTA IV landed on consoles first and then released onto PC’s 6 months later and I expect Rockstar to do exactly the same thing again.

If GTA V isn’t available on the PC by April next year I will truly be shocked. However if you are one of the many hoping for a pre-Christmas launch then I’m sorry – I seriously doubt that will happen. It just doesn’t make financial sense to rush it out the door when they can sell another couple of hundred thousand console copies and then get the PC Gamers to re-buy it when they release it on PC next year.

Oh and yes that is when I expect Grand Theft Auto V to release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well.

Last Updated: October 9, 2013

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97 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 9, 2013 at 08:09

    Intel article I read today seems to think that big money was exchanged to keep it off PC

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    • Skyblue

      October 9, 2013 at 08:32

      Surely only Sony would be interested in keeping it off PC?

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      • Kromas

        October 9, 2013 at 08:56

        I still have hand cramps from fumbling with the controller playing Last of Us. As Captain Kirk would shout “SOOOOONNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYY!!!!!”

        Edit: If you happen to mention that Spock actually shouted it I will slap you sooo hard.

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        • Skyblue

          October 9, 2013 at 09:00

          lol yeah same here but it least it was a lot shorter than Demons Souls. That game gave me premature arthritis onset syndrome with a solid dose of carpal tunnel to boot. Only relief I got was tossing my controller at the tv occasionally in exasperation.

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 9, 2013 at 08:09

  3. Downloadable content John

    October 9, 2013 at 08:09

    I hate Rockstar and all the other companies that don’t release pc versions with console versions.

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 9, 2013 at 08:11

      Right with you there John

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 08:15

        I mean, I’m just as much a gamer as the console boys and girls, and I don’t support piracy, but yet I’m labelled as someone who pirates and I don’t get the same privileges as the frat boys (hehe). I may sometimes sound like a pirate, but that’s only when playing some MP matches.
        (I like moaning about this)

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        • Sean Carbutt

          October 9, 2013 at 08:24

          Well thats not your fault that the PC guys aint getting it, BUT, we all know that the Master Race does pirate the crap out of games. So unfortunately, your top of the range tech is the the problem here. It’s just too easy for PC guys to clone shit. Us console guys cannot do it as easily and if we do, well you cant go online. The console market is also bigger than the PC market and they make more moola, so they put their games where the mass revenue is. $1b in less than a week is pretty impressive for a game. You will get it, but not until April maybe May next year.

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 08:26

            I hate buying games for my PS3 because it feels like such a waste of money, but I might actually buy this.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:36

            Good point about it being easier on the PC. Makes me think though, if every Xbone is a dev kit, wouldn’t that make it easier to pirate there too in future?

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 9, 2013 at 08:20

      There will always be a bigger market for consoles, meaning more games on console. Period..

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 08:24

        I’ve been conditioned by the Admiral to not be too mean to the poor console people, so I shall agree.
        But we’re still better.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 08:29

          Not for long…

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 08:30

            Always.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 08:30

            We shall see in 10 years…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 08:31

            You mean when the next low-mid range console gets released you want to compare it to the constantly evolving PC? O_o

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 08:33

            One day, will all be in the clouds..

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 08:43

            Let’s say, hypothetically, that pc gaming becomes extinct. You really think no one will pirate anymore? It’ll just shift to consoles. It’s easier to pirate on pc’s, but when that option isn’t there anymore they’ll start mass pirating on consoles.
            *insert swear words here directed at gaming publishers who don’t release on pc*

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 08:50

            Dude yes the pc games can be pirated easily, but so can consoles man.. whole host of modchips out there and copied games!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:35

            There was a place I knew of that would chip consoles for you & had a massive games library where you could just point at a game & they’d burn a copy for you. Ironically, right next to a police station.

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 9, 2013 at 08:56

          At least you learned from the experience

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  4. Otto_ki

    October 9, 2013 at 08:12

    When the “master race”, wants something. The “master race” gets 🙂

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 9, 2013 at 08:18

      Really do they? Never saw you guys get RDR… Nor Uncharted or The last of us..The list can go on and on!

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      • Matewis Jubilai

        October 9, 2013 at 08:20

        That RDR wound still hurts…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 08:21

          I can imagine…. Oh wait I can’t finished the game 3 times.

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        • Downloadable content John

          October 9, 2013 at 08:49

          I’m with you on that one.
          I only own like five games for my PS3 because I really don’t enjoy playing on it. Luckily I have the option to get games such as RDR and LOU, but that doesn’t mean I will enjoy them as much as console gamers actually do. Plus, the loading time kills me!

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          • Otto_ki

            October 9, 2013 at 09:24

            I agree, as I also own an Xbox and Ps3 but only own them for Final Fantasy games (the addiction too that game is gonna get me bankrupt).

            But gaming on PC just flows, you have much more control and speed.

            On a side note I am gonna make a very big attempt to move over to consoles when the PS4 drops 🙂

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 09:26

            I must say, the Xbone tempts me with it’s nice controller and exclusives. I have a PS now for GT5, FF and boxing games when my friends are over, but it’s mostly used as a blu-ray player only for mah Star Wars and Predator movies.

      • ALKi1234

        October 9, 2013 at 08:46

        My brother is one of those “master race” pc gamer. He got a ps3 and i asked him if he wants to try my GTA5 so long. He’s reply was a quick NO. I asked him “but WHY…….” the answer i came up with.Pc gamer’s don’t really know how to play with a controller or feel comfortable playing with one. I could be wrong but that my personal opinion. The last of us must hurt the most if they really knew what they where missing out on!!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 9, 2013 at 08:51

          That’s a good point, you can’t miss something you’ve never had. Sure there’s console games I would like to play, but if they don’t release them on PC too, then they don’t. The world carries on.

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 08:52

            You are wise Emperor.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 08:53

            Woohoo I’ve been upgraded. I’m usually referred to as an idiot savant.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 08:59

            Honestly playing on a couch, would that not be so much better?

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 09:00

            I personally like my man-sized desk and villain swivel chair. I create a nice nest around me with food and beer, put on my headphones and get immersed in the game.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 9, 2013 at 09:08

            Upvote

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 09:42

            Change the desk to lazy boy and will be much sweeter!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:02

            Nope, I couldn’t care less about what I’m sitting on to play a game. Although to be technical, right now I play while on my bed, so that is better than a couch 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 09:42

            Laptop?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:44

            No, desktop. I sit on the end of my bed. Which is also handy when I want to watch a series 😀

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 09:45

            Keyboard on lap, mouse next to you with a mouse pad?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:48

            No, it’s all on a little desk & I sit on the end of the bed in place of a chair. Although I’ve been playing with the idea of getting some decent furniture to replace that. The problem being decent furniture is an expensive investment lol

          • Pentog808 .

            October 9, 2013 at 18:28

            But i personally enjoy my Office/massage chair and table,the table I enjoy most cause you can get your drink in a jiffy.How long does it take to get a drink on a couch?

      • Warren Lombard

        October 9, 2013 at 09:15

        I added the Trevor voice to your “Really do they?” and I liked your statement even more.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 09:35

          Trevor is taking over me! @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus Not you though!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:37

            I set long term plans in motion. I’m a patient person.

      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 09:17

        I’m sure all that RAM in your PS3 is making all those games so fast, with barely any load times.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 09:37

          I don’t have a ps3! Trap FAILED!

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  5. Matewis Jubilai

    October 9, 2013 at 08:19

    If it wasn’t for this killer babalas, I’d be jumping up and down in my seat!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 9, 2013 at 08:20

      On a Wednesday! bloody hell. lol

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      • Matewis Jubilai

        October 9, 2013 at 08:23

        A colleague from the good ol USA wanted to go for a drink, and with the glorious exchange rate, decided to keep on buying everyone drinks 😛 not that I am complaining of course 😉

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 08:26

          What is your poison?

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          • Matewis Jubilai

            October 9, 2013 at 08:30

            Sauvignon Blanc… (Two Oceans) and I narrowly avoided a good night round of draughts…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 08:31

            Head must be killing you!

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      October 9, 2013 at 08:21

      Killer babalas during the week? I think you need some help http://www.aasouthafrica.org.za/

      Don’t worry man, we are here for you!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 9, 2013 at 08:21

        hahaha only you!

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      • Matewis Jubilai

        October 9, 2013 at 08:28

        Hehe and there you have it. Now I can tell my grandkids : I managed to avoid it for most of my young adult life, but on 9 October 2013 at 08:20 I got my first referral to Alcoholics Anonymous…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 08:29

          We here for you.

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        • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

          October 9, 2013 at 08:35

          It’s a pleasure man don’t mention it 😛

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  6. Mark Treloar

    October 9, 2013 at 08:27

    Not at all. I think Rockstar released on console first to avoid mass piracy

    ROFLMAO!!!!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 9, 2013 at 08:27

      Sure Gtav got pirated regardless!

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      • Gavin Mannion

        October 9, 2013 at 08:38

        Absolutely but not in the way it will happen when the PC version is released

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 08:43

          So very true, getting pirated pc games is so easy a child could get them.. So sad really.

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        • Mark Treloar

          October 9, 2013 at 08:54

          That that much more complicated. The only major issue is FW version for the PS3, and the hardware chipping for the Xbox. Other than that its still the same. Download image. Burn Dual Layer DVD. Play.

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  7. oVg

    October 9, 2013 at 08:34

    “biggest game of the past couple of years” Bwahahahaha
    Of all time baby!!!

    80hours in and on my 3rd play. No other game has been in the tray as long as this. LOVE IT. But then again I rate HEAT as one of the best heist films of all time.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 9, 2013 at 08:37

      Liking Heat just means you have good taste.

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      • oVg

        October 9, 2013 at 08:38

        Tell that to the chump over at The Escapist who gave the game a 7/10 because he could not relate to the evil characters. Waaaaaaaaaa

        What a cry baby. I wonder if he even watches Breaking Bad.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 9, 2013 at 08:45

          I’m going to assume he wears a scarf in summer, has a silly mustache & dresses like a hobo.

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 08:46

            Probably has an iPhone and Mac too.

        • Gavin Mannion

          October 9, 2013 at 08:49

          That was such a troll review, just wanted the hits and media… and he got them

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          • oVg

            October 9, 2013 at 09:01

            What makes it worse is that the site does not need hits. Also it would have been fun to see GTAV at the top of Metacritic with a 98% for the next 6 years.

            What a chop.

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 09:04

            Quite. When I’m browsing the Steam store I like to check out the meta scores in the one column to strengthen my decision whether to buy or not buy a game.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:09

            Me too, I usually check the link to see how the greens, yellows & reds are distributed on both sides.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 9, 2013 at 08:54

      You have alot of time on your hands!

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      • oVg

        October 9, 2013 at 09:08

        Not compared to the gamers who beat the game 100% in 6 days at 55hours and then put a guide together. Those dudes are hardcore.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 09:44

          They have no jobs! I am taking the game easy, Having fun.. While most of you beat the game, I don’t want the fun to end! So Slowly getting by, on the side playing online.

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          • Matthew Holliday

            October 9, 2013 at 11:00

            youtube IS their job.
            They work for sites/companies like lazygamer and get paid to promote the game/site/company while earning youtube money off a hot topic game.
            6 days is 5 days too long for them

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 11:11

            lucky they are!

  8. John Richardson

    October 9, 2013 at 09:06

    ” I think Rockstar released on console first to avoid mass piracy.”

    This is a joke, right? Please tell me it is. Ironically, if that was the case (which it’s not), then they failed to prevent “mass piracy” because console gamers pirated the game days before it’s release and saw tens of thousands of them torrent it as well.

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    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      October 9, 2013 at 11:22

      PC piracy is WAY worse… It is just easier to pirate on PC. This is mainly, because PC people tend to be more tech savvy. Mainly because we deal with errors and more problems than console users.

      This is a solid theory and makes sense.

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      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 9, 2013 at 16:12

        Please show me statistics. Otherwise, I call bullshit. I’ve never seen an actual coherent and systematic criminal investigation into the actual realm of digital piracy broken down by console/pc/fridge/microwave/sat dish. I think we’re all guessing.
        Anyway. You can crack your console at the guy around the corner from my house. He is a mechanic. And he has never seen a mouse before (a real living one – not a PC one). ;D

        Anyway. I will consider the route to the Caribbean if and when this title finally hits PC. Because no love from Rockstar makes me a sad and bitter Panda. And when we’re sad.. bitter.. and without Bamboo love.. we’re less than moral!

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        • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

          October 9, 2013 at 16:15

          lol! It would probably be insanely hard to investigate and yeah we are all guessing.

          Honestly I base this guess on the fact that if it was available on PC on release then I might have pirated it, but this damn wait and angsty feeling will make me pay for it. So they have converted me from pirate to buyer.

          I find it to be a safe assumption based on some good old logic.

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          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 9, 2013 at 16:29

            It’s interesting that you’ll pay for it because they made you wait, whereas I will not. Instead I may actually spend money on AC instead. Conversion is a funny thing. 😀

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            October 9, 2013 at 16:31

            I don’t know… I am going Watch Dogs and then GTA and of course Diablo 3 Exp collectors…

            AC has always been a console game to me… Never played it on Pc though. Does it handle well with KB and mouse?

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 9, 2013 at 16:34

            Those are some nice choices! I’m insanely jealous. The D3 collectors ought to be nice. I’m looking forward to the expansion as well.

            I’ve had all the AC games on PC and they’ve all handled generally well. I’ve never had a complaint. They weren’t all just ports, most actually had some work done on them for PC.

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            October 9, 2013 at 16:42

            But actually there are TONS of games I want to play man. I think I will give AC a chance on PC. The only thing limiting me is my budget 🙁

  9. George

    October 9, 2013 at 09:10

    I really do wish the PC version lands before Christmas! Even if it has to use that horrible Games for Windows live

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 9, 2013 at 09:11

      I’m pretty sure I read somewhere MS is starting to phase out GfWL.

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      • George

        October 9, 2013 at 09:12

        I actually remember something like that as well. I just thought of it due to the header image. Dammit that was a horrible system. Made playing Arkham City a bitch

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 09:14

        I will actually not mind what crappy system they use to make the game more difficult to pirate, as long as they can put some plans together to bring it to pc.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 9, 2013 at 09:18

          More difficult for legal owners of the game to play. Pirates don’t have DRM problems.

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 09:20

            True. What if they do a Steam release only? No hardcopy games. Surely that’ll make the game more difficult to pirate.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 09:31

            Don’t know. I read an interview with one of the guys from CD Projekt Red & they asked him about piracy of The Witcher 2. He said the bulk of the pirated copies originated from disk, not the DRM-free version on GoG.

  10. Matthew Holliday

    October 9, 2013 at 11:02

    Too little too late
    I tried to hold out, couldnt do it.
    caved and bought it on ps3.

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  11. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    October 9, 2013 at 11:21

    My theory also word for word…

    It will especially not launch before Xmas since they want to also get the sales for consoles versions maxed out.

    I am REALLY hoping for a January or February launch, but April is probably more realistic.

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  12. Maxiviper117

    October 9, 2013 at 13:42

    Looks like in these times, if you want the best of everything, you need all three platforms, PC, Xbox, PS

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  13. Brian Murphy

    October 9, 2013 at 20:26

    I originally predicted that Rockstar will announce the PC version of GTAV simultaneously with the next-gen version, and I’m sticking to it.

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