GTA V PC: ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ Release Date in March, Report Claims

January 13, 2014 Updated: January 14, 2014

“Grand Theft Auto V,” or “GTA 5,” will be launched on the PC in March 12, 2014, according to a new report.

Thiago Diniz, the top executive of a Brazilian retailer, Nuveem, said that the PC version will be coming at that time, according to the U.K.’s TechieNews website.

Diniz said he doesn’t have a problem with disclosing the release date as it’s already been confirmed.

“I see no problem talking. I think until now been confirmed. Is scheduled for March on PC, if I’m not mistaken, for the 12th,” reads a translated statement he issued to Brazilian website Codigo Fonte.

Diniz didn’t elaborate much on the game, but he said it would be different to its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts.

The report comes weeks after another one said a Amazon representative claimed that the game will come out March 12.

“The computer version will apparently come out in the United States first on March 12, 2014,” the rep told The Sixth Axis website.

Another Amazon worker told the website: “Unfortunately we do not have an exact date for it to be in stock as of yet. You may think of to contact Rockstar for further information. We are expecting it next year by February, but no clear date is guaranteed for now.”

“The problem with this is that there’s no true origin to the story, and it could just be an Amazon worker googling and finding a made up piece of information, which has now become widely spread. Perhaps even the original screenshot could have been a fake, though Amazon expecting stock by February is interesting,” wrote the Sixth Axis.

And The International Business Times reported that a Norwegian retailer said the game will come out March 19.

“GTA V” has generated more than $1 billion in sale after it was released last year.

Rockstar has not publicly confirmed if there will be be a PC release, or a release for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

In October, website EuroGamer reported that a PC version could come out in the first quarter of 2014.

“[PC] 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 5 and Assassin’s Creed 4,” Nvidia’s senior director of investor relations Chris Evenden was quoted as saying during a conference call in August.

This week, more than 650,000 people signed a Change.org petition seeking a PC release for the game.

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