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Petition for PC version of GTA 5 reaches 650,000 signatures

By Russ Boswell
Jan 14, 2014
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  1. Ever since GTA V landed on consoles, a hungry PC community has been clamoring the opportunity to wreak havoc in the city of Los Santos. Unfortunately, three months have passed since Rockstar's record breaking title first hit store shelves and...

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  2. Joshw

    Joshw TS Rookie Posts: 17   +8

    At this point who cares.
     
  3. 0.00001 % or world
     
  4. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 407   +105

    Out of those 650,000 how many would pirate it instead of buy? Maybe in their mind they didn't think it was worth the trouble due to piracy or such. Don't get me wrong, I love PC gaming but you can't deny that piracy exists, and yes it does on console platforms too I am aware. But I myself have been in thread discussions on other forums where PC gamers openly admit to pirating PC games and have no shame in it. That is the problem. When you do that you are providing developers like Rockstar with a scapegoat, justified or not, for them to be able to say they won't release on PC.
     
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  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,924   +373

    at least 650,000 people apparently.
     
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,003   +1,503

    They could make the game only available through Steam or similar gaming platform. Personally if it is not available through Steam, I'm not looking at it.
     
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  7. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 407   +105

    So far every GTA that was released on PC, was available on Steam so I don't see why they wouldn't.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,003   +1,503

    Yes but if it wasn't available outside a gaming platform, could it still be pirated?
     
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,924   +373

    Steam games are pirated all the time if thats what you are asking.
     
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  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    R* has to release it on or slightly before Heists finally come to Online. If they release it too long after, they risk making Online uninsteresting - which will lead to the game being pirated.
     
  11. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Enthusiast Posts: 151   +32

    My guess is they wanted to get the console versions out first (biggest money makers,) then work on the PC port/version. They probably started working on it as soon as it went gold for consoles. I hear they're also working on versions for XBO and PS4... since PC, XBO, and PS4 are all X86 it shouldn't be hard to make a PC version, and jump it to next gen. That's "probably" what they're doing.
     
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,003   +1,503

    I wasn't aware that was an issue with gaming platforms. Guess it makes sense, if it wasn't an issue producers wouldn't be so hesitant to use the gaming platform.
     
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  13. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I have this game for the xbox and I would definitely buy it again on the PC. I only bought it on the xbox because I heard the PC release wasn't coming. I remember how awesome the mods were for GTA IV. I can only imagine what the mod community would release.
     
  14. IKROWNI

    IKROWNI TS Member Posts: 25

    This would be great on pc. Just imagine popping a slew of high rez texture mods into enhancing the game play and really giving the console fan boys something to salivate to. Seeing what mods did to games like gta4 and skyrim and many others is one of the key features that helped my decision to jump ship from inferior consoles to the almighty gaming scene on pc. Perhaps they were just worried that if too many youtube vids popped up comparing modded gta5 vs consoles it would have caused a huge shift from console to pc. Cause I'm willing to bet a heavily modded gta5 on pc will look 300x better than any game coming to the ps4 or xbone.
     
  15. How do you know they are people and not cats?, there are a lot of cats on youtube, reddit and so the internet.
     
  16. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,924   +373

    What is this I don't even....
     
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  17. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 637   +117

    Guest is at it again...
     
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  18. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,369   +467 Staff Member

    Guest Cat that is. They can never get enough attention, always reminding us that they too are on the Internet. Smug Bastards!
     
  19. veLa

    veLa TS Booster Posts: 512   +84

    The game has a fantastic online section that the PC community would love to mod.
     
  20. EClyde

    EClyde TS Enthusiast Posts: 165   +16

    GTA are the only games I buy on release day. All others I wait till they are <$20 preferably <$10
     
  21. hammer2085

    hammer2085 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Micheal is so smug standing there in above image.
     
  22. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,076   +76

    If it's just going to be another half-assed console port, they can keep it as far as I'm concerned. I wish they would make a proper pc version.
     
  23. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 577   +98

    650,000 butthurts more or less...

    ...and Rockstar will release it on PC anyway regardless of whether or not anyone signs a stupid petition... -_-
     
  24. money

    money TS Rookie Posts: 26

    650k degenerates want to play a simulator of degenerates. seriously I don't even want to look at those main characters let alone play as them
     
  25. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,080   +747

    Why not? Are you disappointed none of the characters you play gets around to slitting the tooth fairy's throat, flays the skin off Santa Claus or turns Tinkerbell into a crack addicted ho? Me too. Hopefully this gets rectified in GTA VI
     


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