Ever since its announcement, Grand Theft Auto V has caused a lot of commotion in the gaming world. It was only announced for consoles when it was revealed, though, leaving many PC gamers heartbroken. Some of the more passionate gamers took to the web and created a petition to bring Grand Theft Auto V to the PC platform, and it seems like their prayers may be answered, at least according to a recent Nvidia earnings call.
News comes out of calls and conferences all the time, but it is not always the most accurate. This particular call was transcribed by SeekingAlpha, and the highly observant people at CraveOnline discovered something that would cause tears of joy among those in the PC gaming community, if it proves true. In a listing of the upcoming games on PC, Grand Theft Auto V was shown alongside the likes of the already announced Assassin’s Creed IV and Call of Duty: Ghosts. You can see the exact quote from Nvidia’s senior IR director Chris Evenden below.
“The PC market is evolving as entry level laptops face pressure from tablets. Yet sales of specialty PCs like gaming systems and work stations continue to grow. The disparity reflects how consumers use these different classes of PCs. Many consumers look for PC as a general purpose device they can use for browsing, email, social media video. But much of this can be better served by a tablet. In contrast, gamers are preparing their systems for a strong roster of games coming this fall, including blockbuster franchises, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed IV.” — Chris Evenden
Now, this could be a mistake just as easily as it could be a leak, so it must be taken with the utmost caution. This is not an official confirmation of any kind, but evidence is surely mounting in favor of a PC release for the game. Only time will tell, but this does seem to be a strike in favor of a PC release.