Leave it to the gamers to get it done – Rockstar should know by now that PC gamers are big fans of Grand Theft Auto. But, still, the company does not plan on releasing the upcoming GTA V on PC. In response to Rockstars lack of respect for PC Gamers, a petition was started by Mike Julliard that originally aimed to get 100,000 signatures, and now, it’s already half-way there.
The only purpose the petition has is to get Rockstars attention and show the company just how many people actually want to see GTA V come to life on a PC. Although Rockstar hasn’t ruled out the possibility of GTA V appearing on PC or even the Wii U in the future; Dan Houser, vice president at Rockstar games said everything was up for consideration and a port could be on the cards. But, as reflected in some of the comments on the petition, some fans find the idea of ‘just a port’ unsatisfactory.
Many agree that Rockstars unshakable stance, on releasing a PC version of GTA makes little sense. The company would obviously make a lot of money in the PC gaming sector and at the same time keep fans very happy. But, some are saying that the company has to consider many obstacles if they should release a PC version. This includes additional costly development, specific or possible trade-offs and of course the quality of the final product if the product is rushed out the door.
So far, no official release date has been announced for GTA V on either the PS3 or Xbox 360, and it may be too early to rule out a PC version just yet. The petition (at the time of this post) is quickly getting attention, and by the looks of things might reach 100,000 signatures today. Once it does reach its target goal, it will be very difficult for Rockstar to just ignore it.