It appears PC gamers won’t get their own version of Rockstar’s highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V when it ships early next year. That’s left PC gamers incensed, to say the least. To remedy the situation, they’ve created a new petition that’s already topped 100,000 signatures.
Grand Theft Auto games are by no means out of place on the PC platform. Virtually every major GTA release has eventually made its way to the PC, though, stunningly, that doesn’t appear to be the case with GTA V.
In a recent discussion, Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser said only that a PC version of GTA V was “up for consideration.” The same goes for a Wii U version of the game.
This means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers will have Grand Theft Auto V all to themselves when the game finally ships next spring.
PC gamers are protesting the decision, creating a Change.org petition that insists the absence of PC support for GTA V is a “big shame.” The petition also notes that “modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have.”
In fact, it’s entirely possible Rockstar’s decision to hold off on a PC version of GTA V is tied to concerns about modding. You’ll recall that Rockstar landed itself in hot water back in 2004 when PC gamers found and exploited the Hot Coffee code in GTA: San Andreas.
The mod allowed game characters to participate in sexual acts; it was a discovery that prompted a heated investigation and a change in San Andreas’ ESRB rating from Mature to Adults Only. Most PC gamers would insist the mod is a lousy reason for keeping GTA V off the PC platform, however.
Right now, about 119,000 people have signed the petition. If you want to sign it too, click here.