'GTA 5' PC Petition Reaches More Than 650,000 Signatures; Rockstar Focusing on 'GTA Online'

Fans are more than halfway to reaching 1 million signatures on 'GTA V' petition.

 @theabigailelise
on January 15 2014 1:29 PM
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A petition to bring "GTA V" to the PC is on its way to reach 1 million signatures. Courtesy/Rockstar

A petition to bring action-adventure game “Grand Theft Auto V” to the PC has reached more than 650,000 signatures. The petition’s creator, who has managed to amass 655,946 supporters at this time, is hoping to eventually hit 1 million.

The idea was started by fan Mike Julliard, who felt that “’GTA’ is an amazing PC game and the idea of it not being on PC is a mistake.” The process has been a labor of love for Julliard, who started the petition in 2012. By November of that year, he had received 10,000 signatures. By July 2013, 240,000 people were showing their support in making “GTA V” a PC game.

In October of last year, the number of signatures had reached 550,000. Though backing amongst “GTA V” and PC fans has grown, Rockstar hasn’t confirmed development of the title on a new platform. Instead, they are intensely focused on promoting “GTA Online,” a multiplayer mode that launched 14 days after the release of the game. Rockstar Games considers “GTA Online” a stand-alone title, even though it’s only playable with the “GTA V” disc.

“Grand Theft Auto V" launched last October for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and is an open world action game developed by Scotland-based Rockstar North and published by NYC-based Rockstar Games. “GTA V,” which received highly favorable reviews, was the fifteenth installment in the “GTA” series and the first game since 2008’s “GTA IV.” The Spike Video Game Awards gave the title the Most Anticipated Game award in 2012. Following its release, the game received the Game of the Year award at the 2013 Golden Joystick Awards. Only three days following its release, IGN listed “GTA V” as second on its list of “Top 25 Xbox 360 Games.”

Within just 24 hours of its release, “GTA V” generated more than $800 million in revenue, equating to around 11.21 million copies sold. Three days after its release, the title had surpassed $1 billion in sales. By October 7, nearly one month after the game’s September 17 release date, “GTA V” became the largest digital release in the PlayStation Store for the PS3. The game also received a score of 8/10 on Gamespot.com.

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