Take Two CEO Speaks Out About GTAV on PC and Next Gen Consoles


Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that Grand Theft Auto V could come to other platforms if there are gamers there. GTAV is Take-Two’s most successful game so far. Rockstar have not made any announcements so far regarding GTAV for the PC, Xbox One or PS4, though there have been many rumors. Zelnick offered a little clarity on the situation:

“If that is where consumers are, absolutely [we’ll release our game on that],” he told the MCV website in reference to launching “GTA V” on other platforms. Currently, the game is only on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

“But we wouldn’t drive them there, we would just be there if they are there. That is why we have a companion app for our basketball title, NBA 2K Everywhere. It is wherever consumers want to be,” he added.

He continued: “We are not in the hardware business, we don’t have any dog in that hut, and we just want to be where the consumer is.”

There is an online petition that got more than 650,000 signatures asking for GTAV to come to PC. The GTAV community got another hint last week from a Rockstar developer, John Diaz.

When he was asked about a PC version he replied on Twitter: “Until they are ready for you guys to the level of quality that you guys expect and that we expect from ourselves. These views are my own.”

He added a few days later, “@Stanlyok do believe there are hungry gamers on that platform. I wonder how many Mac users are also #GTA fans?”

“As a developer I’m bound by the terms of my employment to not discuss any information that isn’t public/announced,” he later wrote, adding, “It is because of you guys the fans that I have a job making these amazing games for all of our enjoyment. All studios safeguard their babies.”

PC Gamer reported two weeks ago that a 150 page GTAV bug log was leaked online, which suggests that there is a PC version with DirectX 11 effects. More than 170 references to PC development bugs were in the log. A CEO of a Brazilian retailer Nuuvem said in January that there will be a PC version of GTAV.

“I see no problem talking. I think until now been confirmed. Is scheduled for March on PC, if I’m not mistaken, for the 12th,” Nuveem CEO Thiago Diniz told Brazilian website Condigo Fonte.

EuroGamer reported last fall that the PC version of GTAV would be coming early 2014. “[PC] gamers are preparing their systems for a strong roster of games coming this fall, including blockbuster franchises such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Assassin’s Creed 4,” said Chris Evenden, the Nvidia’s senior director of investor relations.



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