Rockstar still hasn’t confirmed a PC version of GTA 5, but it’s expected that a keyboard-and-mouse version of the open-world crime epic will emerge, and a new report suggest it will be within the first quarter of 2014.
“Multiple industry sources” have said that the PC edition of GTA 5 will arrive before April next year, according to Eurogamer.
Rockstar’s historical trend is to release the PC version of a game months after its console release, as was the case with GTA 4 and Max Payne 3.
Earlier this week, PC Gamer’s Dave James sat down with Chris R. Silva, Director of Marketing for Intel’s Premium Notebooks, to discuss the impact on the PC market lacking such a big game like GTA 5.
“I think it hurt Halo overall,” said Silva, referring to Microsoft’s persistence to keep Halo an Xbox exclusive. At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content.”
Silva also said that the game is currently a console exclusive due to a business move. “Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive,” he suggested.