Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Marketing Director Chris Silva apparently thinks the popular Grand Theft Auto V will be on PCs very soon. Of course he doesn’t have any authority to officially say that, but he effectively told PC Gamer that he doesn’t “think it’ll be console exclusive very long.”
Learning from Halo
He told the website that he thinks Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hurt Halo by keeping it to consoles exclusively and then bringing it to PCs later. Of course this is just the speculation of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), at least for now, but Silva’s comments may mean PC gamers don’t have much longer to wait. He also said “a lot of money” was paid to make sure that Grand Theft Auto V was exclusive to consoles at launch.
You may remember that NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) suggested to gamers that the popular game would be coming to PCs back in August, so it certainly seems like Intel will be right.
Why wait on a PC announcement?
Rockstar, which makes the Grand Theft Auto series, will undoubtedly want to profit from the addition of the PC as well as consoles. However, the company hasn’t said why it is console exclusive for right now. Gamers have been petitioning to see a PC version. IGN points to a job listing from Rockstar which suggests it is working on a PC version of the game, but at this point, the company will say nothing official on the topic.
It’s believed that the reason Rockstar, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Sony have not said there will be a PC version is so that gamers won’t wait for it. Some believe the PC version will be even better than the console versions which exist for the PlayStation and Xbox, but for now, all gamers will be able to do is wait and see if Rockstar makes an official announcement about a PC version.