The PC version of open-world, action game “Grand Theft Auto 5” will launch sometime this fall, as originally planned. An employee for New York City based studio Rockstar Games, which is owned by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) confirmed the timing of the title’s 2014 release via the developer’s support page.
"I'm also looking forward to the PC release," the unnamed rep replied to an online fan who asked if the game would be delayed for the platform. "However, this release date has not changed."
“Rumors are saying its going to be delayed, and I really want to get my hands on it!” the eager fan wrote on the support page. “I’ve been waiting too long.”
In early June, during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Rockstar announced the game would reach the PC and eighth-generation consoles Xbox One and PS4 but only gave a tentative release date of sometime during the third or fourth quarter this year.
Demand to bring the title to the PC became high when an online petition to bring “GTA 5” to the platform went viral and gained more than 700,000 supporters.
Since Rockstar’s confirmation of the title’s upcoming launch, the most buzzed about release date is Nov. 14, which showed up last month on Amazon’s German site and U.K. shopping site Coolshop.com.
“GTA 5" launched in October for the Xbox 360 and PS3. It's an open-world action game developed by Rockstar North of Scotland and published by Rockstar Games. “GTA 5” received highly favorable reviews and was the 15th 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 5” as second on its list of “Top 25 Xbox 360 Games.”