[UPDATED] Nvidia Might Have Confirmed Grand Theft Auto V for PC
UPDATE: Nvidia just sent an official statement our way regarding Grand Theft Auto V.
From Bryan Del Rizzo, Senior PR Manager, Consumer Products, Nvidia
“Please note, during our Thursday’s earnings call, our investor relations team provided a list of important games that gamers are looking forward to on PC this fall, and included Grand Theft Auto V on that list.
This statement was made with the intent of expressing enthusiasm for the games industry in general, and was not intended to represent specific knowledge possessed by NVIDIA. NVIDIA does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability. We deeply regret the error.”
Does this mean GTA V for PC is dead in the water? Not at all, but it’s definitely the kind of base-covering that one would expect from a big corporation like Nvidia. We’re still working on getting confirmation on GTA V on PC, and we’ll keep you posted if anything else pops up.
Did Big Green just confirm the existence of Grand Theft Auto V on PC? That’s what we’re trying to confirm right now.
During an earnings call last week, where Nvidia beat Wall Street expectations, the chip manufacturer might have confirmed the existence of a PC SKU for the next chapter in the Grand Theft Auto saga. We’ve listened to the earnings audio, and the transcript can be found on SeekingAlpha.
Chris Evenden, Senior Director of Investor Relations, Nvidia:
“The PC market is evolving. As entry level laptops face pressure from tablets. Yet sales of specialty PCs like gaming systems and work stations continue to grow. The disparity reflects how consumers use these different classes of PCs. Many consumers look for PC as a general purpose device they can use for browsing, email, social media video. But much of this can be better served by a tablet. In contrast, gamers are preparing their systems for a strong roster of games coming this fall, including blockbuster franchises, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed IV.
Rockstar Games has been mum on the existence of a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. For now, the only confirmed versions are for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. GTA V is a swan song of sorts for the current generation of consoles – next-gen platforms haven’t been mentioned yet, either – but the PC gaming collective has been quite vocal in demanding PC support for the game.
Game Front has reached out to Nvidia for comment, and we will update once word comes down.