GTA V PC Version Rumoured For Early 2014
Two pieces of GTA V news for you today; at least, one piece of news and a big fat rumour. A new GTA Online patch is now live on PS3 and Xbox 360, which apparently fixes the accidental character overwrite issue and other problems, which will come as great news to anyone enjoying the fun yet buggy multiplayer sandbox.
According to some new claims from anonymous sources, however, PC owners may also be able to get in on the action as early as next year.
First up: the patch. Delivered by automatic title update, this new swathe of tweaks promises to address the following:
- Fixes multiple issues causing character deletion or other loss of progress
- Fixes issues causing infinite loading, infinite sky cams, and missing interface options between jobs
- Fixes an issue causing the “replay” option to be locked out on certain jobs
- Fixes an issue where a player would become stuck in the mod garage when respraying a Sanchez motor bike
- Fixes an issue where the Player became stuck inside Los Santos Customs during Online tutorial flow.
- Fixes an issue causing the loss of guns and ammo
- Fixes issues causing GTA races ending early because of players spawning too far ahead
- Fixes issues in Last Team Standing where sessions would not progress past the lobby
- Fixes issues with network errors when joining Last Team Standing using Quick Job
- Added clarifications around when a player is using a temporary character in GTA Online during Rockstar Cloud server outages
- Adjusts the monetary penalty for being killed in a One on One match
Good news indeed. Matt and Carl have been thoroughly enjoying GTA Online recently, and have been releasing some anarchic video footage ahead of their official verdict.
Now then, with that actual news out of the way, let's talk rumours. Eurogamer has heard from "multiple industry sources" who claim that GTA V will indeed release on PC, with a port coming in Q1 2014. This echoes a highly suggestive comment made by NVIDIA in August, who subsequently claimed that it was just an honest mistake.
Let's face it: we can be 99.99% certain that GTA V will release on PC at some point. Indeed, the PC community tends to be absolutely key in terms of generating post-launch viral video content, mods and other things that help boost long-term appeal. The only question, we suppose, is when.