GTA V for PC pops up on Amazon, but it's not yet official
Grand Theft Auto V might finally be coming to PC -- the blockbuster crimulator has popped up on Amazon Germany, listed for Windows.
Grand Theft Auto V might finally be coming to PC -- the blockbuster crimulator has popped up on Amazon Germany, listed for Windows and costing €60 (£50).
The game appeared on the French version of the mega-retailer's site too, according to gaming blog DualShockers, but was quickly taken down.
The German version is still up, but is missing a release date, and proper PC-marked box art. Oddly, it says it's compatible with Windows 7 and Vista, but not Windows 8. It's clearly not an official listing -- compare the Xbox 360 page for GTA V, which lets you mouse over a PS3 logo and see what that box looks like.
Rockstar, the game's maker, hasn't confirmed a PC version is even in the works, or that there will be versions for the PS4 or Xbox One. Here's what it had to say last summer, a few months before the game's release:
"We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now."
Nevertheless, evidence is growing that a PC version is imminent, with an apparent change log for the Windows version coming to light recently, as reported by PC Gamer. The log refers to 64-bit and 32-bit versions, and DirectX 11, Microsoft's graphics-handling software.
The game broke records when it arrived in September last year, making $800m in its first day on sale. Its multiplayer mode suffered severe server problems when it went online a month later, however. It's calmed down a little since, and enabled millions of players to engage in the kind of hilarity documented in GameSpot's excellent GTA Diaries series.
Are you looking forward to parachuting onto moving vehicles and robbing livestock wearing only a muumuu on your PC? And if not, why not? Plan your heists in the comments, or on our politically correct Facebook page.