Grand Theft Auto V launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 last month, and has already made more money than you’ll ever see in a lifetime. Hell, it’s even been awarded with seven Guinness World Records. Despite all this, there’s still no PC version of the game. That all might change in 2014 though.
Eurogamer reports that Rockstar’s latest open world crime simulator will be coming to the PC in the first quarter of 2014. The report comes from multiple unnamed industry sources who said that GTA V’s PC release will be similar to GTA IV’s PC release – eight months after the console release. If that’s the case, we’ll see GTA V hit the PC in May. It’s not exactly the first quarter anymore, but it’s still the first half of the year.
A PC version is nice and all, but what about next-gen versions? GTA V players will tell you that the game’s ambitious scope would have been better served on hardware that’s not eight years old. Well, Rockstar addressed that very subject back in July:
We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now.
With the report of a PC version on the way, it makes a next-gen version seem almost plausible. After all, Rockstar could stand to make a lot of money from repeat purchases by releasing the same game on next-gen consoles, but with an improved framerate and full 1080p visuals. This generation proved that people are willing to double dip on HD remasters of older games, and the same might just be true next generation.[Image: Rockstar Newswire]