Eurogamer has multiple sources who say Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming out on the PC in 2014. GTAV (pronounced ‘gitav’) is of course the biggest video game thing of ever, and I’ve enjoyed bits of it on the tellybox (but there is a huge amount of fiddly crap – honestly, both the single and multiplayer modes really love forcing you into tedious tasks). I would welcome it if it came to the PC, so if the multiple unnamed people chatting to Eurogamer are correct, then I will allow this.
I blame Red Dead Redemption. It is the outlier of Rockstar’s releases: the one major game that they made and didn’t bring over to the PC. We’ve had Manhunt, Bully, all the Grand Theft Autos, and LA Noire. But because of the missing RDR we’re left to speculate and hope. I wouldn’t be surprised if Rockstar did this deliberately: they chose one of their games to not be ported over just to retain a sense of mystery about the thing. They’re a cunning foe. Anyway, of all the videos on the internet about Grind (zing) Theft Auto V, this is the one that makes me want to play it the most. It’s a good game and not a great game, but the atmosphere is startling.