In all its previous releases, the Grand Theft Auto series has featured PC compatibility via Windows. The announcement left some scratching their heads, wondering why Rockstar would pass over such a traditional platform with console availability only announced for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Rockstar, meanwhile, has remained open to releasing GTA 5 on PC. However, nothing has been confirmed.
We may now have a better hint as to if and when GTA 5 will arrive for the PC platform after all. The beans may have been spilled via a recent conference call from computer graphics provider NVIDIA.
Nvidia Senior Director of Investor Relations Chris Evenden had this to say, according to a report from Videogamer.com: “The PC market is evolving as entry level laptops face pressure from tablets. Yet sales of speciality 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 and video.”
Evenden continued, “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 5 and Assassin’s Creed 4.”
NVIDIA, however, later noted that GTA 5 was mentioned “in error.” And despite that, somehow we still think the mention might be legit.
GTA 5 is set to hit on September 17th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360.