‘Grand Theft Auto 5′ PC Petition Hits 650,000 Signatures

Jan 14, 2014 by  

Grand Theft Auto 5 Petition 650K Signatures

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?

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Source: Change.org (via CVG)

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  1. All us PC gamers can do is wait and hope this won’t just end up being another Red Dead Redemption or that Rockstar doesn’t make excuses like piracy this; piracy that to justify depriving PC gamers of this fantastic title. Not to mention that it will surely look and play a whole lot better than on increasingly aging console hardware. Perhaps the extra time is being put into upping the visuals but who knows since Rockstar has chosen to remain completely silent about it.

  2. They are doing the online and extra dlc’s they have to do it, if they want good sales from Xbone and ps4. I mightn’t buy it if all they offering is 20hrs campaign and just random stuff you make up yourself to do around the city. It will come to pc but it will be a while before it does.

  3. I thought someone found code on the disk that said something about the PS4 and Xbone?

    I have not really played my PS4 due to the fact that I’ve been playing GTA 5 all the time on my PS3. The game REALLY does need to be ported to the next gen because I think it could benefit from the extra horsepower and space. They could do SO MUCH more with it. Also, some of the bugs they have now probably wouldn’t exist.

    My other hope is that if it is ported that we get to keep our online character ranks in tact IF we’ve been playing the PS3 version.

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