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The GTA V PC version evidence continues to mount

19 Sep 2013  by   Paul Younger

It’s been a busy GTA V week, what with its console release and all the analysing of files with PC gamers searching for further evidence of a PC version.

Leon Lien (the same chap who dug around the iFruit app) passed on some more information this afternoon showing further evidence of a PC version from the console files. Lots of strings of text to view which is not exactly exciting we know but it’s more evidence that work has been done on the PC.

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With so much talk about the PC version, all kinds of stuff is coming out the woodwork including an individual who is claiming to be testing the PC build. We have to take this with an absolute pinch of salt despite the individual posting screenshots like the one below. He claims this was taken from a beta build of the PC version but his credentials have not been confirmed despite requests. We think this should be filed in the bollocks bin for now.

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PC gamers are also busy experimenting with car handling to see what GTA V car handling is like with settings ported into GTA IV. By making a few changes and tweaks of the GTA V data the car handling is quite different.

As more and more files are examined the evidence mounts, and if Rockstar are planning to release a PC version this year as some are suggesting, then they should just get on with announcing it. We doubt the PC version will happen this year so we’ll wait and see what Rockstar’s next move is.

Finally, let’s not forget Nvidia accidentally mentioning GTA V in the earnings call back in August. They made a sharp u-turn with that statement shortly after stating: “NVIDIA does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability. We deeply regret the error.”

Update: Read Peter and Tim’s analysis in their new article Seriously though, how likely is GTA V on PC?

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  1. Matt
    +10

    My guess is that Rockstar wants (or maybe even has an agreement) to only announce the console release of GTA V so that everyone will buy the console version. Shortly thereafter, the PC version will be announced, and they’ll get all of the PC gamers’ money, along with some console owners who decide they’d rather spend another $60 and play it on their PC. Protects the console manufacturers, and earns Rockstar a few extra bucks.

    September 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    1. squat251
      -14

      More like, the console version is slightly harder to pirate, and has a bigger market share, so they release that first to make a ship load of money before releasing the port so that PC players can enjoy it without taking as big a hit from piracy.

      September 19, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      1. Jacobe
        +5

        Really? Go to TPB and search GTA V, they already have it for both consoles. And Steam/Origin sales have done nothing but gone up, look up your facts first before you spew bullshit.

        September 19, 2013 at 10:02 pm

        1. Superman
          +7

          Actually, he’s referring to hacking the consoles themselves as being harder.
          The PC is much easier to pirate for, no soldering skill required, no hunting for a console with old firmware, no possibility of getting banned from playing other games online because you get caught pirating one.

          PC piracy has a much higher % than console piracy due to these facts.

          September 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm

          1. you're right it does

            but steam has put an end to online hacks, sure they can steal the single player but the multiplayer could be fixed easily.

            September 20, 2013 at 11:16 am

          2. squat251
            -4

            Yeah, steam has put an end to online gameplay, but since 90% of the reason most people want GTA V is for the single player, it doesn’t really matter does it?

            September 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      2. Phil
        +2

        The whole “lose money from piracy” thing is lame. People that are going to pirate the shit, were not going to even bother purchasing it in the first place.

        September 21, 2013 at 9:45 am
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    SLowrAM
    +4

    With all the free press of a pc release, just imagine how many more console sales they would have had if they never announced it’s release.

    September 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  3. Mitch
    +4

    Something else Nvidia have ‘accidentally’ done is this, I was taking part in the GeForce advisory panel surveys, and they asked us to list PC games in order of preference as to which ones we’d be buying. Probably with a view to make drivers work best with the most popular titles. Anyway, long story short is that GTA V was listed in the upcoming PC games. This a second time they’ve now mentioned GTA v in relation to the PC.

    September 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

  4. Diego RG
    +1

    Believe it not, most of the gamers, I’d dare to say that 80 or even 90% of them, do not know how to do the basic things of following the steps to crack a game.

    Also, those who download it weren’t buying it to start with, so that’s not a lose.

    And then again, companies like R* don’t really lose that much money from piracy to care about, in fact, they’d lose more money if they delayed the release of the PC version any longer than this year, simply because the hype will be over and people would have already played the game far enough not to buy another version, even if they can mod it.

    September 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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