Report: GTA V Coming to PC in Q1, 2014

Report: GTA V Coming to PC in Q1, 2014

Grand Theft Auto V screen

"Multiple industry sources" have indicated a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is due early next year.

At this point, does anyone not think that a PC version of Rockstar Game's Grand Theft Auto V is inevitable? "Multiple industry sources" have apparently told Eurogamer that the open world game, currently available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will come out on PC in the first quarter of 2014. This comes after a story earlier in the week, where Intel predicted that GTA V would be out on pc "soon" and that "Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive [to consoles]."

A Q1 2014 release of GTA V on PC practically mirrors the PC release schedule of the previously released GTA IV, which launched for consoles in April 2008, and got a PC port in December that year. It certainly makes a lot of sense for us to see a release early next year, it's just frustrating that Rockstar won't make it official.

Back in August, Nvidia's senior director of investor relations Chris Evenden accidentally let slip that a PC version of the game is coming "this fall."

"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," he said, although the company later retracted his statement, explaining that "Nvidia does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability, We deeply regret the error."

Rockstar still refuses to give any official comment on the existence of a PC version of the game, but we have reached out to them for comment on this new story.

Source: Eurogamer

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I'm not sure it's letting slip if it's not true. And "this fall" is at odds with everything else.

Is GTA V going to be the next Half-Life 3?

Zachary Amaranth:
Is GTA V going to be the next Half-Life 3?

No, because it actually exists. Now Battlefield: Dino Survival...

I'm not really sure why GTA V rumours are making news now. It's been discussed at length that Rockstar/Take 2 would be making PC, PS4 and Xbone versions of this game to maximise potential sales long term, but would keep them as secret as possible to encourage immediate sales on the current gen consoles. They spent 170million making this thing, it's fair enough to want a return as fast as possible.

Now it's out and we're waiting for the inevitable, can we have a moratorium or something on GTA V coming to X stories until something official gets announced?

fix-the-spade:

Zachary Amaranth:
Is GTA V going to be the next Half-Life 3?

No, because it actually exists. Now Battlefield: Dino Survival...

I'm not really sure why GTA V rumours are making news now. It's been discussed at length that Rockstar/Take 2 would be making PC, PS4 and Xbone versions of this game to maximise potential sales long term, but would keep them as secret as possible to encourage immediate sales on the current gen consoles. They spent 170million making this thing, it's fair enough to want a return as fast as possible.

Now it's out and we're waiting for the inevitable, can we have a moratorium or something on GTA V coming to X stories until something official gets announced?

It made $1 billion in four days or so. They've more then made back their investment. That being said, I'm more than happy if they're taking their time with the PC port to make sure it's not like the GTA IV port. That thing was atrocious.

Irridium:
It made $1 billion in four days or so. They've more then made back their investment. That being said, I'm more than happy if they're taking their time with the PC port to make sure it's not like the GTA IV port. That thing was atrocious.

Yes, yes it was. The high point of silly DRM, use your disc to satisfy Securom to gain access to you first login to open up your second login... profit! On the plus side, mod support!

I'd bet they're watching the sales figures with a pre-determined announcement threshold, want to stretch that tail as long as possible.

Irridium:

fix-the-spade:

Zachary Amaranth:
Is GTA V going to be the next Half-Life 3?

No, because it actually exists. Now Battlefield: Dino Survival...

I'm not really sure why GTA V rumours are making news now. It's been discussed at length that Rockstar/Take 2 would be making PC, PS4 and Xbone versions of this game to maximise potential sales long term, but would keep them as secret as possible to encourage immediate sales on the current gen consoles. They spent 170million making this thing, it's fair enough to want a return as fast as possible.

Now it's out and we're waiting for the inevitable, can we have a moratorium or something on GTA V coming to X stories until something official gets announced?

It made $1 billion in four days or so. They've more then made back their investment. That being said, I'm more than happy if they're taking their time with the PC port to make sure it's not like the GTA IV port. That thing was atrocious.

Not disagreeing with you at all, but they did fix it eventually. Plus the Iron Man mod made it all worth it in the end.

So the plan is to wait until no one cares about GTA5 and then release a (probably shitty) PC port...? Brilliant

After RDR, yes I am skeptical. I will believe the GTAV port to PC when I see it. That said I am not excited by this title having burnt out somewhat on open world games and in particular open world games that give you no freedom in story missions.

Mcoffey:

Irridium:

fix-the-spade:

No, because it actually exists. Now Battlefield: Dino Survival...

I'm not really sure why GTA V rumours are making news now. It's been discussed at length that Rockstar/Take 2 would be making PC, PS4 and Xbone versions of this game to maximise potential sales long term, but would keep them as secret as possible to encourage immediate sales on the current gen consoles. They spent 170million making this thing, it's fair enough to want a return as fast as possible.

Now it's out and we're waiting for the inevitable, can we have a moratorium or something on GTA V coming to X stories until something official gets announced?

It made $1 billion in four days or so. They've more then made back their investment. That being said, I'm more than happy if they're taking their time with the PC port to make sure it's not like the GTA IV port. That thing was atrocious.

Not disagreeing with you at all, but they did fix it eventually. Plus the Iron Man mod made it all worth it in the end.

I don't know about you, but I bought GTA IV on Steam either earlier this year or last year and it was just awful, so I don't know where any 'fix' came into the picture. If what I played was the fixed version, then may god have mercy on Rockstar.

Can't say that I'm surprised, since every main GTA title has come out on the PC. And seeing as how they wanted that "Social" stuff with the previous one so much, they must've had plans for this one also.

Although what I'd really like is that Read Dead Redemption port that will never exist, since I was disenchanted with the previous GTA iteration and the "serious/realistic" path they decided to take, and this one didn't appeal to much to me either.

octafish:
After RDR, yes I am skeptical. I will believe the GTAV port to PC when I see it. That said I am not excited by this title having burnt out somewhat on open world games and in particular open world games that give you no freedom in story missions.

GTA V will come. It sold well enough on the PC to have a decent modding community. RDR never made it to PC, and while I'm so sad it didn't I can see why. RDR was a game that was held together on strings when it came out in terms of glitches and pushing the consoles to their limit with what Rockstar wanted to jam into the game.

For them to port the game would pretty much require them to have the full team remake the game instead of it just being a port.

Frylock72:

Mcoffey:

Irridium:

It made $1 billion in four days or so. They've more then made back their investment. That being said, I'm more than happy if they're taking their time with the PC port to make sure it's not like the GTA IV port. That thing was atrocious.

Not disagreeing with you at all, but they did fix it eventually. Plus the Iron Man mod made it all worth it in the end.

I don't know about you, but I bought GTA IV on Steam either earlier this year or last year and it was just awful, so I don't know where any 'fix' came into the picture. If what I played was the fixed version, then may god have mercy on Rockstar.

How's your rig? It's stupidly system intensive, far more than it has any right to be, but when you do meet it's ungodly standards it's quite wonderful. Especially with aforementioned Iron Man mod and the ICEnhancer stuff.

Frylock72:

I don't know about you, but I bought GTA IV on Steam either earlier this year or last year and it was just awful, so I don't know where any 'fix' came into the picture. If what I played was the fixed version, then may god have mercy on Rockstar.

Basically treat GTA4 as a run of the mill Bethesda game. Mods make it work very well. And there's a fix that rids the game of GFWL.

Irridium:

fix-the-spade:

Zachary Amaranth:
Is GTA V going to be the next Half-Life 3?

No, because it actually exists. Now Battlefield: Dino Survival...

I'm not really sure why GTA V rumours are making news now. It's been discussed at length that Rockstar/Take 2 would be making PC, PS4 and Xbone versions of this game to maximise potential sales long term, but would keep them as secret as possible to encourage immediate sales on the current gen consoles. They spent 170million making this thing, it's fair enough to want a return as fast as possible.

Now it's out and we're waiting for the inevitable, can we have a moratorium or something on GTA V coming to X stories until something official gets announced?

It made $1 billion in four days or so. They've more then made back their investment. That being said, I'm more than happy if they're taking their time with the PC port to make sure it's not like the GTA IV port. That thing was atrocious.

Im honestly thinking with it possibly being a Q1 2014 release, say possibly February or March maybe even April, that would of been some time that it would of been on the Ps4 and Xbone.

So if it is just a port to the PC, at least it will be one based on the next gen consoles and not the prior ones.

Being said, that is also reason for concern... if they do take the Ps4/Xbone versions and just slap them on the PC who knows how bad it will be initially...

octafish:
After RDR, yes I am skeptical. I will believe the GTAV port to PC when I see it. That said I am not excited by this title having burnt out somewhat on open world games and in particular open world games that give you no freedom in story missions.

With the next gen consoles being x86 architecture Rockstar will have very little reason for not doing PC ports of all their titles in the future unless they just want to come out as say "because fuck those PC guys"... actually, they'd have to come up with something better than that as "because fuck those PC guys" is Ubisoft's schtick and they still release their titles on PC... eventually. Maybe they'll have too dust off the "but but but PIRATES!!!" song and dance. Or they could just, you know, not be dicks. Crazy idea, I know.

Also, I know what you mean about the on-rails story missions. Kinda bleh. I prefer the sort of games that just gave you and objective and sat back and watched how you went about it.

in other words, they dont care about pc gamers and just bring out a crappy pc port as they did with gta4. plus, gta4 had this crappy GFWL that already stopped me from getting it.
pass for me. good thing i dont care much for the series.

Now that the hype is dying down I doubt I'll get it if/when it relaeases.

Perhaps when its on sale on Steam I'll give it a try.

I'm guessing GTA V will be on PC January 14th. I hope I'm right so I can quote this later.

I expected it Q1 2014 anyway, so this is nothing new really. its around the time im getting a new PC that coudl run it anyway, so good timing?

Mcoffey:
[quote="Irridium" post="7.830746.20264009"]
Not disagreeing with you at all, but they did fix it eventually. Plus the Iron Man mod made it all worth it in the end.

Im usually a very patient person who sticks to the game even if its completely broken (stalker: clear sky, Total overdose, ect), but GTA 4 i didnt evne finnish (and i live GTA franchise), so i didnt get to see thier "Fix". not to mention how rockstar social club made me need to fix my registries afterward (though MS is kinda at fault there by using same registry key for multiple functions, and i see that a lot. want larger start menu? got to take other shit as well since same registry key activate both). and the atrociuos games for windows live, that kept bugging me after i didnt evne had a single game for them.
the thing wasnt even cracked properly so you had to deal with this crap even after applying no-cd cracks. (cracking your legally bought copy is completely legal).

Strazdas:
I expected it Q1 2014 anyway, so this is nothing new really. its around the time im getting a new PC that coudl run it anyway, so good timing?

Mcoffey:
[quote="Irridium" post="7.830746.20264009"]
Not disagreeing with you at all, but they did fix it eventually. Plus the Iron Man mod made it all worth it in the end.

Im usually a very patient person who sticks to the game even if its completely broken (stalker: clear sky, Total overdose, ect), but GTA 4 i didnt evne finnish (and i live GTA franchise), so i didnt get to see thier "Fix". not to mention how rockstar social club made me need to fix my registries afterward (though MS is kinda at fault there by using same registry key for multiple functions, and i see that a lot. want larger start menu? got to take other shit as well since same registry key activate both). and the atrociuos games for windows live, that kept bugging me after i didnt evne had a single game for them.
the thing wasnt even cracked properly so you had to deal with this crap even after applying no-cd cracks. (cracking your legally bought copy is completely legal).

In the end I guess it all comes down to what you're willing to deal with. GTA IV definitely had some of the worst combos of obstructive and intrusive DRM I'd ever seen. Can't defend it, and I can't blame you for not wanting to put up with it one bit. But if you do manage to get through it, there are good times to be had. I spent two hours just flying around once, it's that much fun. And at 60 FPS (Which was admittedly rare, especially at higher speeds), with everything turned up, it's god damned gorgeous.

But like I said, I absolutely get not wanting to deal with the Gwfl/securom/social club trifecta of bullshit, and if it had been any other game (GTA IV being in my top 3 favorites of all time) I'd have said "fuck it" too.

Mcoffey:

Strazdas:
I expected it Q1 2014 anyway, so this is nothing new really. its around the time im getting a new PC that coudl run it anyway, so good timing?

Mcoffey:
[quote="Irridium" post="7.830746.20264009"]
Not disagreeing with you at all, but they did fix it eventually. Plus the Iron Man mod made it all worth it in the end.

Im usually a very patient person who sticks to the game even if its completely broken (stalker: clear sky, Total overdose, ect), but GTA 4 i didnt evne finnish (and i live GTA franchise), so i didnt get to see thier "Fix". not to mention how rockstar social club made me need to fix my registries afterward (though MS is kinda at fault there by using same registry key for multiple functions, and i see that a lot. want larger start menu? got to take other shit as well since same registry key activate both). and the atrociuos games for windows live, that kept bugging me after i didnt evne had a single game for them.
the thing wasnt even cracked properly so you had to deal with this crap even after applying no-cd cracks. (cracking your legally bought copy is completely legal).

In the end I guess it all comes down to what you're willing to deal with. GTA IV definitely had some of the worst combos of obstructive and intrusive DRM I'd ever seen. Can't defend it, and I can't blame you for not wanting to put up with it one bit. But if you do manage to get through it, there are good times to be had. I spent two hours just flying around once, it's that much fun. And at 60 FPS (Which was admittedly rare, especially at higher speeds), with everything turned up, it's god damned gorgeous.

But like I said, I absolutely get not wanting to deal with the Gwfl/securom/social club trifecta of bullshit, and if it had been any other game (GTA IV being in my top 3 favorites of all time) I'd have said "fuck it" too.

I hate DRM. I hate DRM so much that i actually would crack my legally bought games to avoid steam DRM. But it wasnt DRM that made me quit GTA 4 (well ok partly DRM since GFWL have deleted my progress half way through, but i didnt gave up yet then).
BUt the game itself was just... awfully powerted. it may have suppsoed to be better, but the way it was it was awful to play, and for somoen who loves gta series and considers modenr open world titles his favourite genre besides strategy games, i just couldnt get to like it. everything from awful graphics (seriuosly, ive seen graphics in, back then, 2 year old games, that were better and required way less resources) to the car driving mechanic that was unworkable. the game was a perfect example of terrible port and the only port i found to be worse was Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions, that one woudl actually tell you to press your X key on Xbox controller while you were playing with keyboard. its tutorial was a screenshot of xbox controller with comments. i kid you not. you had to press keys randomly to find out what does what and you could not set them to different keys.
though granted i did play with half of the population due to requirement constraints thanks to bad porting so i did not experience "The very full city".

That being said i forgot to ask you about your iron man comment, what is that and where can i see it?

Strazdas:
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Yeah, Lost Planet was a big bag of dicks. And I cannot disagree; GTA IV was a terrible port and it has no reason for the specs to be as high as they were. I still love the game, but I definitely loved it more when I played it on the Xbox.

And this is the "Iron Man IV" Mod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1iMt_lAYwE

You can get it here: http://www.gta4-mods.com/player/iron-man-iv-v12-f21925

It's a bit trickier than I expected to set up, but it's so worth it. If they do make GTA V for PC, I hope this mod can be transferred over somehow. When you move that fast, you see how small Liberty City is.

Mcoffey:

Strazdas:
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Yeah, Lost Planet was a big bag of dicks. And I cannot disagree; GTA IV was a terrible port and it has no reason for the specs to be as high as they were. I still love the game, but I definitely loved it more when I played it on the Xbox.

And this is the "Iron Man IV" Mod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1iMt_lAYwE

You can get it here: http://www.gta4-mods.com/player/iron-man-iv-v12-f21925

It's a bit trickier than I expected to set up, but it's so worth it. If they do make GTA V for PC, I hope this mod can be transferred over somehow. When you move that fast, you see how small Liberty City is.

It looks pretty mice but doesnt look as fluid as one woudl epect. i guess GTA4 engine is the limited here with its animations. still, nice mod and immorality to boot.

Strazdas:

Mcoffey:

Strazdas:
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Yeah, Lost Planet was a big bag of dicks. And I cannot disagree; GTA IV was a terrible port and it has no reason for the specs to be as high as they were. I still love the game, but I definitely loved it more when I played it on the Xbox.

And this is the "Iron Man IV" Mod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1iMt_lAYwE

You can get it here: http://www.gta4-mods.com/player/iron-man-iv-v12-f21925

It's a bit trickier than I expected to set up, but it's so worth it. If they do make GTA V for PC, I hope this mod can be transferred over somehow. When you move that fast, you see how small Liberty City is.

It looks pretty mice but doesnt look as fluid as one woudl epect. i guess GTA4 engine is the limited here with its animations. still, nice mod and immorality to boot.

You make some concessions for a free mod developed by a few people in their spare time. I didn't think something like that was even possible, let alone as fun as it is.

Mcoffey:

Strazdas:

Mcoffey:

Yeah, Lost Planet was a big bag of dicks. And I cannot disagree; GTA IV was a terrible port and it has no reason for the specs to be as high as they were. I still love the game, but I definitely loved it more when I played it on the Xbox.

And this is the "Iron Man IV" Mod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1iMt_lAYwE

You can get it here: http://www.gta4-mods.com/player/iron-man-iv-v12-f21925

It's a bit trickier than I expected to set up, but it's so worth it. If they do make GTA V for PC, I hope this mod can be transferred over somehow. When you move that fast, you see how small Liberty City is.

It looks pretty mice but doesnt look as fluid as one woudl epect. i guess GTA4 engine is the limited here with its animations. still, nice mod and immorality to boot.

You make some concessions for a free mod developed by a few people in their spare time. I didn't think something like that was even possible, let alone as fun as it is.

Dont get me wrong im not saying its bad or anything, merely not what i expected. And i think most rigidity here is caused by GTA4 mechanics and not the modders themselves anyway.

 

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