The GTA V PC release date is seeming much more likely now following the discovery of a Beta reference in a PS3 XML file.
Grand Theft Auto 5, the most successful gaming release in history, has smashed all records after being released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 recently, and the excitement has led many fans to wonder when the new game will be released on the PC.
Ever since the game was announced, when Rockstar Games failed to mention Windows among the launch platforms, speculation about the PC release has been widespread.
GTA IV was hugely popular on the PC, and that has led many to assume that the GTA V PC port would be coming soon. However, Rockstar has remained silent on any such release, leaving fans in the dark.
Despite the deafening silence coming from the game-makers, new proof of the upcoming GTA V PC release has been revealed recently via the XML files from the PlayStation 3 version of Rockstar Games' latest hit. The news has led to thousands of GTA fans posting online about their excitement of the seemingly impending release.
The new proof of the GTA V PC post came from Pastebin on Monday, and it reignited speculation that at least one other version would also soon be coming for Grand Theft Auto V.
Here's the relevant bit (courtesy of World's Factory):
985459 - PC - [PT][PB] Crash - > game_win32_beta_dx11.exe!strRequest::Release() Line 47 + 0xf bytes C++
614622 - [LB][PT][LDS][DX11] Blooms too much on smog weather setting.
632447 - [PC] All the phones are very dark and hard to read
496009 - [PC] Debug picker seems to be non-functional
(no x64 prebuild cover) - Boot checks completed only.
Despite the new evidence, some analysts are pointing out that such information in no way guarantees that makers will even release a PC version at all, and games are prepared for launch but then canceled all the time. Although most are fairly confident that Rockstar will push out the game on as many formats as possible due to its extreme popularity and almost guaranteed success.