Intel doesn’t seem worried about the console exclusivity of Grand Theft Auto V, hypothesizing that it’ll make its way to PC platforms soon enough.
While console gamers have been busy managing their Grand Theft Auto V criminal empires for the past few weeks, PC players haven’t been able to do much more than watch from the sidelines. There’s no PC version of the game and no port announced, but Intel’s Chris Silva believes that it won’t be too long before Rockstar’s latest title finds itself on PC rigs. His reasoning? The PC market is simply too large to pass up.
“I think it hurt Halo overall,” Silva said regarding Microsoft’s plan to keep the Halo series exclusive to consoles. “At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be a 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.”
After Grand Theft Auto IV was released in April 2008, it was ported to PC before the end of the year. Rockstar hasn’t announced any plans to do something similar with GTA V, but Silva theorizes that the developer is keeping that quiet for a reason. “Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive,” he says.
It makes sense that Intel would have faith in the strength of the PC ecosystem, but does Rockstar share that belief? There’s certainly money to be made from PC gamers, but I’ll wait for official word from Rockstar before I start upgrading my gaming rig to prepare for Los Santos.
Source: PC Gamer