GTA V PC Petition Closes in on 700K Signatures

The petition on urging Rockstar Games to bring Grand Theft Auto V to PC has almost 700,000 signatures. It has roughly 690,000 as of this writing, gaining 40,000 since that last time we checked earlier this year. GTA V was released in September 2013 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, generating $800 million in 24 hours and more than $1 billion in sales in the first three days of its release. Around 32.5 million copies have shipped to-date.

While the game is rumored to be coming to the PC in 2014, Rockstar's refusal to comment officially on the subject hasn't helped.

In addition to rumors about the PC version of the game being in the works, there's rumors that the game will be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014.

Officially, Rockstar Games is currently supporting GTA Online, and working on all-new GTA V story DLC expansions for release later this year.

While Rockstar is not talking about the PC version of the game, it's hard to imagine that the company would ignore nearly 700,000 potential sales…

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    Kofuku_Shinai says:

    Lets pretend for a minute that every single person who signed that petition is going to buy it, it's only 700,000 sales. To put that in perspective, they sold over 37 million copies, even rounding up the signatures it's only 2.7 percent.  It's not worth the cost to port even in that scenario.  Let's be honest here it's PC, at least 25-40% are going to pirate it, half of the people who signed the petition for 4 didn't buy it, so I wouldn't think this would be any different.  200k-400k sales isn't worth the time to reprogram it.

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    Longjocks says:

    On this theme, the quote seems odd in that this is a very common practise in the games industry. Every exclusivity deal made for a platform limits sales, usually well in excess of 700,000 potential sales. Agree with these exclusive practises or not, but this scenario is not exactly hard to imagine.

    Also, considering the amount of money spent on making this game, a PC port of any quality may be a huge investment that 700,000 sales might not cover, particularly when they'll have to maintain an online service this time. I still think they'll do it, however there are certainly valid reasons we can imagine for them not to.

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    Papa Midnight says:

    "While Rockstar is not talking about the PC version of the game, it's hard to imagine that the company would ignore nearly 700,000 potential sales…"

    It's not that hard to imagine, unfortunately. Look no further than T2 Interactive's other properties for examples.

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    ZP_PT says:

    Between the shoddy port of GTAIV and this I'm starting to think that Rockstart just doesn't care about the PC market anymore.

    Oh well lots of other good games around.

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    Papa Midnight says:

    Wouldn't be the first time. Remember "Canis Canem Edit? (aka: "Bully: Scholarship Edition" on the PC)? By the time it released (a few years later), interest had long since waned, and it was a buggy mess that was essentially unplayable. I believe a patch was released to correct this a few years later, but who cares at that point?

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    tacc says:

    Is that thing still going? Yawn…

    If this game ever gets a port than surely not because of this petition. But whatever. At this point I have no desire to play that game at all anymore.

    Rockstart doesn't want me to play it? Fine. They shall have their lost sale.

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