“Grand Theft Auto V” could come to other platforms if there’s gamers there, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said recently.
Take-Two is the publisher of “GTA V”–the company’s most successful game to date.
Rockstar hasn’t made any announcements about PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 versions of the game amid frequent rumors of release dates on the platforms.
But Zelnick offered a little more clarity on the matter.
“If that is where consumers are, absolutely [we’ll release our game on that],” he told the MCV website in reference to launching “GTA V” on other platforms. Currently, the game is only on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
“But we wouldn’t drive them there, we would just be there if they are there. That is why we have a companion app for our basketball title, NBA 2K Everywhere. It is wherever consumers want to be,” he added.
He continued: “We are not in the hardware business, we don’t have any dog in that hut, we just want to be where the consumer is.”
An online petition has garnered more than 650,000 signatures, requesting that “GTA V” be brought to the PC.
This week, the “GTA V” community got another hint from a Rockstar developer, John Diaz.
When he was asked about a PC version he replied on Twitter: “Until they are ready for you guys to the level of quality that you guys expect and that we expect from ourselves. These views are my own.”
He added a few days later, “@Stanlyok do believe there are hungry gamers on that platform. I wonder how many Mac users are also #GTA fans?”
“As a developer I’m bound by the terms of my employment to not discuss any information that isn’t public/announced,” he later wrote, adding, “It is because of you guys the fans that I have a job making these amazing games for all of our enjoyment. All studios safeguard their babies.”
Some evidence indicating a PC version of the game is on its way was released when PC Gamer two weeks ago reported that a 150-page-long “GTA V” bug log was leaked online suggesting there’s a PC version with DirectX 11 effects. More than 170 references to PC development bugs were made in the log.
In January, CEO of Brazilian retailer Nuuvem said that there will be a PC version.
“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,” Nuveem CEO Thiago Diniz told Brazilian website Condigo Fonte.
EuroGamer last fall reported that a PC version of the game would come in early 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,” said Chris Evenden, the Nvidia’s senior director of investor relations, in a conference call in August.