Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Version Could be a Reality as Screenshots Emerge; Game May Arrive Early 2014

Reports have surfaced that Grand Theft Auto 5 may soon be coming to the PC after huge demand for the new version appeared on the Internet in recent weeks.

Much like GTA 4, GTA 5 could arrive a few months later than the console release and arrive within the first quarter of 2014, according to EuroGamer.

"I don't think it'll be console-exclusive very long. But that's what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content," Chris Silva, director of marketing for Intel notebooks told PC Gamer. "Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive."

However, these comments can be taken with a grain of salt because no official word has been spoken by Rockstar Games.

Over 600,000 people have signed an online petition to Rockstar for them to port GTA 5 to the PC.

"Please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many people's lives and it's a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform. Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have," the petition said.

A user on Reddit claimed they had been testing the game for the PC as a Beta tester for Rockstar Games a few weeks ago.

See screenshots here.

User DevBuild is playing as the character, Franklin, and screenshots a picture of Taskmanager to show the game is running and not a fake. However, many in the gaming community feel these screencaps were easily doctored.

Grand Theft Auto V became the fastest-selling entertainment product ever, making over a billion dollars in just three days.

The video game smashed all sorts of sales records all over the world and was estimated to make $1 billion in its first month. It did that in just three days after making more than $800 million on the launch.