PC gamers have been pressing Rockstar to release a PC version of the hotly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto V. Though it appeared otherwise initially, now it appears there could be a PC version of the open-world game after all. A recent job ad on the Rockstar Leeds website has led to rumors that the developer is working on bringing GTAV and other titles from consoles to PC.
This is the text from the ad (which has since been removed) that is causing all the fuss:
“Rockstar Leeds are currently looking for a talented graphics programmer to help bring our latest titles to the PC platform…Working together with the other Rockstar studios, you will be responsible for maintaining the studio’s uncompromising quality bar, delivering the highest quality PC experience possible.”
That has led many gamers to suggest the firm is finally ready to commit to making a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.
Of course, it could also mean Rockstar is planning to bring other games to PC — such as Red Dead Redemption. However, Red Dead — while an excellent open-world Western-themed game — is now more than three years old and would have limited appeal.
That can’t be said for Grand Theft Auto V. A December 2012 Change.org petition demanding the game be released on PC now has over 200,000 signatures.
Furthermore, Rockstar previously said a PC version of GTAV is “up for consideration,” meaning it never completely ruled out bringing the game to the PC platform.
Grand Theft Auto V is due for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this September. To catch a glimpse of the game in action, check out this official gameplay video.