As of this writing, Grand Theft Auto 5 has only been confirmed for the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles. PC Fans, however, are hopeful that the highly anticipated title from Rockstar Games will come to their platform of choice as soon as possible.
While we have no official confirmation on the matter, a recent job posting for Rockstar’s Leeds studio suggests a PC port of Grand Theft Auto 5 might be in the works. And if history has shown us anything, it’s that GTA almost always comes to the PC.
The job posting for Rockstar Leeds says the company is “currently looking for a talented graphics programmer to help bring our latest titles to the PC platform.” With the most recent Rockstar release, Max Payne 3, already on the PC it stands to reason they are referring to Grand Theft Auto 5.
Obviously, we have no confirmation on the matter, but the timing of the job posting seems too coincidental to overlook. The only other explanation for the job posting would be that Rockstar is beefing up its Leeds studio for future PC versions of unannounced games (Bully 2, Red Dead 2?).
Even more telling than the job description is the fact that Rockstar has pulled the ad. Job postings have long been the best clues for new unannounced projects, and when they disappear faster than they were posted you start to wonder why.
So, while PC gamers anxiously await news of a Grand Theft Auto 5 PC port, evidence continues to mount that suggests one is coming. If we were going based purely on the franchise’s history alone it seems like a sure bet Grand Theft Auto 5 will make its way to the PC.
Grand Theft Auto 4, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City all hit PC within a year of the console versions launches. That being said, one of Rockstar’s biggest hits, Red Dead Redemption, has yet to see a PC release.
In case you missed it, Rockstar premiered a new gameplay trailer for Grand Theft Auto 5 that featured a brief tease for Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar’s multiplayer element in GTA 5.
Do you think Grand Theft Auto 5 will eventually release on the PC? When might a PC port release?
Grand Theft Auto 5 releases September 17, 2013 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Source: Rockstar Watch