Prior to and shortly after the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360 there was copious speculation regarding a PC port of Rockstar Games’ latest. Since that time, however, the rumor mill has been relatively quiet, all the while PC gamers are still holding out hope the open world crime title might make its way to their platform of choice.
That hope hasn’t waned one bit either, but has actually grown. So much so that the fan petition for GTA 5 to come to the PC has accumulated more than 650,000 signatures.
Last we had heard, the Grand Theft Auto 5 petition was somewhere in the vicinity of 550,000 signatures, and that was back in October of last year. That means the petition has slowed its momentum quite a bit, but that’s still plenty of untapped sales ripe for Take-Two Interactive‘s taking, if they so desire.
While talk of a PC port is certainly alive among gamers, Rockstar isn’t letting anything slip one way or the other. Instead, they are razor focused on promoting Grand Theft Auto Online, which received its first set of creation tools not that long ago.
But while Rockstar is keeping quiet, that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about a possible PC port. Although there isn’t a set formula for such things, the last Grand Theft Auto, number 4 if you’re keeping track, hit first for the major platforms before then being ported to the PC about seven months later. If Rockstar were to follow that same pattern — mind you, there’s nothing that says they are — then it is possible we might see a PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 some time in April or May.
The other big question mark in all this is whether next-gen ports might also be in the cards for Grand Theft Auto 5. Yes, Rockstar has already said they believe the game “feels” like a next-gen experience, but that doesn’t mean GTA couldn’t benefit from a little extra horsepower. The same argument could be raised in favor of a PC port, but unfortunately Rockstar is playing this one close to the chest.
Do you think there is still hope for Grand Theft Auto 5 to come to PC? Would a next-gen port follow shortly behind a PC port?