After Rockstar officially announced availability for Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, many PC gamers were dumbstruck as to why Rockstar didn’t mention a PC version. After all, the series has been alive and well on the PC ever since Grand Theft Auto III back in 2001. Now, PC gamers have taken matter into their own hands and started a petition that begs Rockstar to release a PC port of the upcoming open-world game.
Currently at the time of this writing, the petition has almost 57,000 signatures, and 100,000 signatures is the target goal. However, there’s no guarantee that the petition will even work. It wasn’t even Rockstar’s idea to start the petition, so even if 100,000 signatures are obtained, Rockstar could easily ignore it and pass on the idea of releasing GTA V for PC.
However, while the GTA series has seen PC versions for all major releases in the past, Rockstar might be headed in a different direction this time around. For what it’s worth, the studio didn’t release Red Dead Redemption to the PC platform, so it’s possible they could be having the same thoughts with GTA V.
Rockstar has said that GTA V won’t target next-generation consoles, which is why they’re sticking with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while skipping the Wii U (although that’s being discussed as a possibility, along with a PC version). Rockstar usually releases PC ports a few months after the console launch, so it’s still possible that we could see a PC version of the game hit sometime during the summer, but don’t hold your breath just yet.