UPDATE: Nvidia has apologised and said that they made an error when mentioning GTA V as an upcoming PC title. According to a statement released to Eurogamer, the game was mentioned “with the intent of expressing enthusiasm for the games industry in general, and was not intended to represent specific knowledge possessed by Nvidia.” The statement went on to confirm that “Nvidia does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability.”
So then, false alarm. Nothing to see here folks; move along.
ORIGINAL STORY: During a recent earnings call, Nvidia’s senior director of Investor Relations Chris Evenden let slip that Grand Theft Auto V will be heading to PC sometime during spring for us here in South Africa. During the call, Evenden made mention of upcoming PC ports forming a “strong roster of games coming this fall, including blockbuster franchises, such as Call of Duty: Ghost, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Assassin’s Creed 4.
This isn’t the first time that rumours have surfaced of a PC release for Rockstar’s upcoming iteration of their seminal franchise. Earlier in the year, Germany’s branch of Amazon listed a PC version of GTA V for pre-order.
Ever since GTA V was announced, Rockstar has been faced with massive demand for a PC version. There was even an online petition that aimed to switch Rockstar’s official stance of “it’s up for consideration” to something more concrete. Rockstar has obviously not commented on Nvidia’s potential blunder. We’ll keep you updated if things change.