There have been plenty of rumors flying around about a "Grand Theft Auto 5" for PC release. On top of that, a photo of what appears to be display boxes for a PC version of "GTA 5" emerged earlier this month, supposedly snapped in Australia, according to a source we spoke to.
Now a Reddit user claims s/he has been testing "GTA 5" for PC, and that person has provided "authentic" screenshots, according to nonfictiongaming.com. Reddit user "DevBuild" claims s/he is a beta tester for Rockstar Games based in Toronto and working on "GTA 5." DevBuild even claimed to know the approximate release date for the PC version of "GTA 5," but said s/he couldn't reveal it. Take a look at the screenshots DevBuild provided of what is purported to be "Grand Theft Auto 5" for PC.
"GTA 5" for PC Leaked Screenshots
As you can see, almost all of the above "GTA 5" images feature Franklin, one of the game's main playable characters. It's worth noting that in all of the images, the game is running in windowed mode in what appears to be a Windows environment. DevBuild even opened Task Manager to show that the OS was running an executable file named "GTAV." Fraps, the framerate-measuring and screenshot-taking utility, also appears to be running. The Fraps executable also shows up in Task Manager. For what it's worth, Rockstar Games does have an office in Toronto.
None of the above guarantees the validity of the images provided by DevBuild. They certainly could have been doctored. However, whether the screenshots are authentic or not, it's safe to assume that "Grand Theft Auto 5" will make its way to the PC sooner or later, especially considering that each of the past four full "GTA" games did.
What do you think? Do you think the above "GTA 5" for PC screenshots are real? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below.
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