Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC “Up for Consideration”

In an interview with IGN, Dan Houser — one of the driving forces behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise — offered a cryptic half-answer regarding why GTA V has not been confirmed to launch on the PC yet.

When asked why GTA V has only been confirmed for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, and not other platforms like the PC, Houser said:

“Everything else is up for consideration. That’s all I can give you. The main thing is we are not… we are a third-party publisher. We’re not Nintendo, we’re not Sony, we’re not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there’s the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market. If that’s on Apple we put something on Apple. Wherever it might be. I think that’s the fun in what we do. We see ourselves as a content company that uses technology. We don’t make it; we use it to make the most fun stuff.”

I find it staggering that the possibility exists that GTA V won’t launch on PC, given the tremendous community of players and modders the series has on the platform.

Be sure to check out our dissection of the GTA V trailer.

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5 Comments on Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC “Up for Consideration”

max

On November 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

wtfff…….. letting us pc gamers down… WTF we pay over 1000$+ for our ing console, to find out no game gets out in it…… WTF is wrong with those retarted game makers ? PC is the best why bother get the game out on some old crapy consoles ? they want us to buy both a kick ass pc, and a crapy console to play games……… i will never buy a cheap ass xbox or 720p ps3, they can rot in hell for all i care.

SweetPea

On November 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

They’ll probably (hopefully) release it a year after the console launch.

JC

On November 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Frankly I don’t really care, in fact with that attitude they should just stay away from the PC and take their “Social Club” crap with them.

There are more than enough good games out and coming out on the PC with new and indie devs popping up regularly who are excited to making good games on the PC, who have as much passion for it as desire to make money.

If they don’t know how to make money on the PC then they’re obviously doing something wrong, that quoted statement is also an example of doing something wrong, both in the logic and making such a statement.

It’s clear they’re in the group of blind self sabotage, for example the PC version sounds like it will at best be delayed if released and then they won’t get as many sales as possible because by then some won’t care, new games will be causing all the buzz, some will avoid it because they don’t like the nonsense strings they attach to their games or simply won’t buy from a company that caters to them as an afterthought with a “good enough for you” attitude.

Of course at that point after having sabotaged themselves they’ll complain about sales blaming things like piracy etc,,etc. Like there’s never been piracy on consoles.

I’ve found it fascinating and infuriating how some will treat a market like crap and then complain when they don’t make a fortune in that market, perhaps there’s some causation there.

Games that come out of the PC as an afterthought just water down the overall quality in a bad attempt to milk some money. So please Rockstar, take your toys and go home because you’re not needed and the more you mistreat the market the less welcoming it will be, shocking I know.

Infact all devs/studios/publishers should decide what platforms to release a game on from the start of the dev cycle rather than releasing a port for platform X at a later stage with the attitude that they’re doing them a favour, because you’re not making fans but you will disappoint people.

It’s not like there’s a gaping gap in the PC market so you won’t be missed, if anything it will be even better off without you. The only way it could ever die is if home desktops as a whole die, on that day you can kiss your console hardware progress goodbye without R&D costs being footed by the PC.

So Rockstar and all the others that behave as if their releases are handouts, there’s the door, good luck but good riddance.

Ebalosus

On November 20, 2012 at 3:10 am

They will release it for PC…later, (and if GTA IV is a precedent) broken, and with higher system requirements than Crysis…which we’ll have to wait even longer for a version that is at least playable.

Intellectually Superior Organism

On November 20, 2012 at 4:14 am

Got to laugh at Max’s misguided ramblings. If you’re so insular that it needs to be a choice for you between PC gaming and console gaming, then frankly you deserve to be let down by games developers. What a total shambles of a mindset you have.