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GTA 5 PC Speculation, Pre-Orders and Petitions

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GTA 5 PC speculation flares up as an Intel spokesperson speculates Rockstar is planning a fast release, at least one retailer starts taking pre-orders and console gamers petition Rockstar to skip the GTA 5 PC release.

GTA 5 and GTA 5 Online are the talk of the gaming community thanks to a record-breaking release in September and GTA 5 Online’s fun online experience which gamers can finally play now that Rockstar is capable of supporting millions of gamers in the online version of the game.

The GTA 5 release came to PS3 and Xbox 360, but there is no GTA 5 on PS4, Xbox 360 or PC at this time, even though the new consoles come out in a little over a month and PC gamers are chomping at the bit to play GTA 5 on what many consider better hardware.

The GTA 5 PC release may be held up by a payoff, but an industry insider expects it will come faster than some PC ports.

The GTA 5 PC release may be held up by a payoff, but an industry insider expects it will come faster than some PC ports.

The latest GTA 5 PC chatter comes from Chris R. Silva,  Director of Marketing for Intel’s Premium Notebooks who asserts that Rockstar received a lump of cash to delay a GTA 5 PC release, telling PC World, “Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive.” Silva does offer hope saying that Microsoft learned a lesson by keeping Halo a console exclusive for too long, saying,

“At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content.”

This isn’t the first mention of a GTA 5 PC release as leaked code from a pirated version of the Xbox 360 disc allegedly showed PC and PS4 code names. The news is also not without retailers attempting to capitalize on the demand for GTA 5 for PC. Amazon Germany and GameSeek are taking GTA 5 PC pre-orders already, despite no official confirmation from Rockstar. GameSeek lists a november 22nd release date, but warns that it is a placeholder. Amazon does not offer a GTA 5 PC release date at this time.

GTA 5 Pc pre-orders are live, but Rockstar has yet to confirm any PC version of the game.

GTA 5 PC pre-orders are live, but Rockstar has yet to confirm any PC version of the game.

There are competing petitions on Change.org regarding GTA 5 on PC. The petition for a GTA 5 PC release is nearing 600,000 signatures and Change.org added a campaign manager to help the person behind the effort get Rockstar to take notice. According to the petition creator, Rockstar is aware of the petition. The video below is a highlight of the current status for this petition.

A humorous petition signed by Trevor, GTA 5′s most malevolent character, includes over 10,000 signatures from users who want Rockstar to stop making GTA 5 for PC so, “PC Gamers learn their lesson and stop stealing games.”

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

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