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It has been rumored that Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC will be a bit cheaper to purchase than its console contemporaries.
New games on average, retail for $59.99, but traditionally PC games are slightly cheaper.
"The PC version of BioShock Infinite costs 49.99€ in the retail store that is not too far away from my home when I took a look a few weeks ago. Looking at Steam, I could have got the game for 24.99€ around a week ago," a spokesperson from Society and Religion wrote. "I could go on with the list, but I think you will get what I mean. PC titles from retail are usually cheaper than the same titles on the consoles, while those PC titles are even cheaper on Steam. And it's more significant than it seems to be."
Grand Theft Auto 5 PC may be heading to gamers in the summer of 2014 according to new listings. Stores have listed a GTA 5 steam key to be preordered online citing a summer 2014 release date, according to SidTech.
"The pre-orders tell us that those who pre-order will have to wait for summer next year for the release. We take the summer to mean somewhere between July and September 2014," the website writes. "You do have to take this with a pinch of salt as at the moment Rockstar have not spoken up about a released date. Personally we thought that that Rockstar would launch GTA 5 for the PC before we got to see it on the PS4 and Xbox One."
Also, a new AMD Catalyst driver is on its way, and it points to a possible release of the game. The AMD Catalyst driver has a support of GTA5.exe. This would suggest that a PC version is in the works. Exe is coding for a computer coding extension. AMD drivers are for graphics cards on computers among other things.
GTA 5 also just received the Platinum Prize in Japan at the Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Awards this week in recognition for them selling over one million units of the game. The window for this year to receive an award was from Nov. 1, 2012 through Oct. 31 2013.