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Amazon confirms Grand Theft Auto V PC port plans

Amazon confirms Grand Theft Auto V PC port plans

A listing on Amazon Germany offers the chance to pre-order the as-yet unannounced PC port of Rockstar's best-selling Grand Theft Auto V.

Web-based retailer Amazon has inadvertently confirmed rumours that Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V is heading to PCs, offering up a pre-order page for the title ahead of an official launch announcement.

Hints that the game had been due for a port from consoles to Windows arrived back in July last year, when a Rockstar Leeds job posting looked for someone with PC-porting experience. A slip of the tongue by Nvidia in August seemingly clinched the deal, but was then roundly denied in a follow-up comment via email. Since then, additional hints - including code in console patches seemingly reserved for a Windows version - have leaked, but still with no official word from Rockstar.

Amazon, however, isn't being so coy. Both the French and German arms of the web-based retail giant went live this week with pre-order pages for a Windows release of GTA V, with the French version being removed from the site shortly after launch. The German page, at the time of writing, remains active, offering pre-orders for the title at €59.99 (around £49.) The listing does not include a release date, however - a fact that hasn't stopped the title storming up the charts to number 40 in Amazon Germany's games category.

Rockstar has not commented on the apparent leak, which may yet be an overly-enthusiastic error on Amazon's part, but with GTA V being the most expensive game ever made the company must surely be planning a PC port if only to boost sales still further from its record-breaking levels. Fans, however, will be hoping for a smoother port than that enjoyed by predecessor GTA IV, which was delayed and yet still hit the streets with serious issues.

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Umbra 23rd January 2014, 12:20 Quote
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French version being removed from the site shortly after launch. The German page, at the time of writing, remains active, offering pre-orders for the title at €59.99 (around £49.) The listing does not include a release date, however - a fact that hasn't stopped the title storming up the charts to number 40 in Amazon Germany's games category.

Charts, pointless, HL3 might be out first ;)
Speed 23rd January 2014, 12:23 Quote
Wasn't it on Amazon last year as well? Not sure it really means anything, although digits crossed etc etc.
johnnyboy700 23rd January 2014, 12:25 Quote
I think that if they ever actually release a PC version we should run a sweep to guess how big the first post release patch will be just to get the game to run, I'll put £5 on 6GB.
CrazyJoe 23rd January 2014, 12:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Speed
Wasn't it on Amazon last year as well? Not sure it really means anything, although digits crossed etc etc.

Yep, Amazon France had it listed a year ago.

This is a bit more useful, even though it's pretty much a given that it will appear at some point.
rollo 23rd January 2014, 12:51 Quote
If its half as broken as GTA4 was on launch they can forget it.
XXAOSICXX 23rd January 2014, 13:12 Quote
"offering up a pre-order page for the title head of an official launch announcement."

Ahead?
Spuzzell 23rd January 2014, 13:16 Quote
I don't really care anymore, I've done GTA three times now (Vice City, San Andreas, GTA IV), and frankly, I'm bored.

The Saints Row series is far more fun, and at some point there'll surely be a Just Cause 3.
GiantKiwi 23rd January 2014, 14:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spuzzell

The Saints Row series is far more fun.

This. I can easily spend a few hours just messing around in SP without getting bored, GTA gets boring too quick.
Cerberus90 23rd January 2014, 14:58 Quote
I think GTA has gone the way of the Gran Turismo series IMO. The last two or three have been too simialr to keep me as interested.

I enjoyed GTA4, but I'm sure I've not spent as much time on it as either 3, VC or SA on the PS2, I would spend days playing those. Maybe I was just more easily entertained back then, :D.
I did enjoy playing 5, but I'm not sure I'll go back to it very soon, not sure I'll even bother getting it on the PC, until it's on sale on steam for £5, :D
schmidtbag 23rd January 2014, 15:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cerberus90
I think GTA has gone the way of the Gran Turismo series IMO. The last two or three have been too simialr to keep me as interested.

I enjoyed GTA4, but I'm sure I've not spent as much time on it as either 3, VC or SA on the PS2, I would spend days playing those. Maybe I was just more easily entertained back then, :D.
I did enjoy playing 5, but I'm not sure I'll go back to it very soon, not sure I'll even bother getting it on the PC, until it's on sale on steam for £5, :D

Back then, the GTA games were revolutionary in many ways. Saint's Row pretty much took what people liked about the GTA games (the sandbox nature of it) and exploited that. Then games like Just Cause 2 came out which took a completely different approach from SR, where that game was more focused on making missions fun and open enough to not care about doing whatever you want. The GTA series is like an assortment of cookie cutters - one might be fancier than the other, but once you bake the cookies, they all look like blobs anyway. I'd say the one major difference between GTA and other games is the continuously increasing production quality. The cutscenes are always very well done.
AlienwareAndy 23rd January 2014, 15:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
If its half as broken as GTA4 was on launch they can forget it.

What do you mean? GTAIV is still as fudged as it ever was tbh. It's just now that people have stupid amounts of muscle to throw at the problem.
phuzz 23rd January 2014, 16:15 Quote
I've been playing a bit of GTA V on the console thingy and I think it's quite a bit better than IV. It's not quite back to the craziness that was San Andreas, but they've toned down the 'serious realism' that made IV just a bit less fun.
At the end of the day though, it's still GTA and if you enjoyed the older ones you'll like this.

Mind you, up for sale in France = 1, up for sale in Germany = 1
1+1 = 2
GTA _5_
5-2 = 3

HALF LIFE THREE CONFIRMED
liratheal 23rd January 2014, 17:06 Quote
Cat amongst pigeons; I prefer GTA V to SR IV/III/II/I. PC version of GTA V? Colour me interested.
law99 23rd January 2014, 18:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by liratheal
Cat amongst pigeons; I prefer GTA V to SR IV/III/II/I. PC version of GTA V? Colour me interested.
I'm banking on it.
Xir 23rd January 2014, 21:37 Quote
Ah...so maybe next christamsses Steam-sale will become interesting
xaser04 24th January 2014, 09:24 Quote
Assuming it comes to the PC then it's quite probable that it will see light of day on the Xbone / PS4. From a potential sales standpoint it makes sense - especially given the current lack of titles on the "new" consoles.

I kind of hope that it comes out for the Xbone / PS4 as I lost my PS3 game save half way through the game (my 60GB launch PS3 died :(). I have tried picking it back up but I really can't stand the DS3 controller anymore thanks to the DS4.

A PC port would also be pretty cool from a modding point of view.
IT Troll 24th January 2014, 14:17 Quote
Headline: Amazon CONFIRMS Grand Theft Auto V PC port plans

Story: may yet be an overly-enthusiastic error on Amazon's part
SchizoFrog 24th January 2014, 14:43 Quote
All I know is that they will need to release GTA V before TESO if they want me to buy it any time in 2014. I have a distinct feeling that my life is about to be all-consumed by my upcoming Tamriel adventures.
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