Gamers waiting to see GTA V released for PC may have been given an extra gift this holiday season. A new rumor, based on a live chat between a Reddit user and an Amazon.co.uk employee, has the record-breaking game appearing on PC in March 2014. The game was released on September 17 of this year, on xbox360 and PS3. Rockstar Games is yet to confirm that the game will even be released for PC.
The latest rumor started with an Amazon.de user asking a support agent if they had any information about Grand Theft Auto V on PC. The agent replied that the game would be released on PC in the US on March 12 and in Europe on March 14, but that these dates are subject to change. Following up on this, a Redditor contacted Amazon UK and received ‘confirmation’ from another support agent that GTA V is expected on PC in March. The transcripts of these chats have not been verified by third parties.
As John Papadopoulos of DSOGaming comments, were this information accurate, it wouldn’t be the first time that Amazon has leaked release date information for major PC titles. Similar leaks happened for Mortal Kombat and Injustice on PC. However, the rumor also suggests an official announcement from Rockstar Games on December 24th – a date that has come and gone with no news. This could be less evidence of the rumor being false and more a simple marketing decision. December 24th isn’t the best day to make major product announcements, even for a title as keenly awaited as GTA V.
Playing the traditional numerology game that accompanies any news related to Grand Theft Auto titles, I see that GTA IV and San Andreas were both released for PC on Tuesdays in the US. March 12 2014 will be a Wednesday. So perhaps March 11 is a more likely release date. One thing’s for sure: the level of demand for this title to appear on PC.