GTA V PC, Xbox One, PS4 Rumors: Analyst Believes ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ Will Get 2014 PC Release Date

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 12, 2014 Updated: May 13, 2014

“Grand Theft Auto V” will likely be released on the PC in 2014, says an analyst in a recent interview. However, the analyst said that it’s unclear when the title will come to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

Michael Pachter, who is with Wedbush Securities as Managing Director of Equity Research, told GamingBolt in an interview that “well, the PC version, you know, I think is a very easy port. So I am certain that’s coming out, and I would bet anything that it comes out this year. The Xbox One and PS4 versions, not so fast, because to port from 360 to One is probably very hard. If you look at Titanfall, for example, it went the other way.”

Patcher said that he’s not sure “if it’s possible or feasible” to get the Xbox 360 version to the Xbox One, according to the report.

“I think they might need to redo the code, which might take them a long time, a year or more, and that’s if they spend their time and attention on that, and from everything I can tell, Rockstar’s busy working on GTA Online. So I would say PC version this year, most likely. Xbox One and PS4, this year? Probably not,” he said.

Patcher notes that those who have an Xbox One or a PS4 probably already have “GTA V” on the Xbox 360 or PS3.

“So it’s the next 30 million who may not have bought it, so it might be a compelling title in a year. I don’t think they leave a lot of money on the table, especially because it launched so late in the last console cycle that they likely already got through to those guys,” he said.

Rockstar has not officially commented on if “GTA V” is coming to the PC, Xbox One, or PS4.

However, a Change.org petition to get the title to the PC has generated more than 700,000 signatures since it was set up last year. Currently, more than 717,000 have signed it.

Patcher’s comments come on the heels of tweets made by industry “insider,” Ahsan Rasheed–also known as Thuway. He wrote that “Rockstar still wants to make Agent but I have no idea if its in development. It’s founders ‘Dreamgame’ – GTA5 PC/NextGen are also coming.”

“Direct from source, Not everything will be at E3, things aren’t ready, some ink is still fresh. Give it time. You will buy an X1,” he also wrote last week.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.