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The Senior IR Director of Nvidia, Chris Evenden, made comments during a recent earnings call that has led many fans to believe a Grand Theft Auto V PC release is more than just rumor. Nvidia appeared to be left out of the loop with the upcoming generation as both Sony and Microsoft opted to include AMD chips in the Playstation 4 and Xbox One but if Chris’ comments are anything close to factual, Nvidia aren’t out of the race just yet.
The PC market is evolving. As entry level laptops face pressure from tablets. Yet sales of specialty PCs like gaming systems and work stations continue to grow. The disparity reflects how consumers use these different classes of PCs. Many consumers look for PC as a general purpose device they can use for browsing, email, social media video. But much of this can be better served by a tablet. In contrast, gamers are preparing their systems for a strong roster of games coming this fall, including blockbuster franchises, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed IV.
He clearly states that gamers are preparing their PC systems to handle the next generation of games. We already knew Call of Duty: Ghosts would be making a PC appearance but as of yet, there hasn’t been any mention of an official Grand Theft Auto V PC release. He also went on to discuss the potential for PC gaming to top the console market by 2015:
Open platform such as PC and Android are outgrowing the world gardens of the traditional console market. They benefit from more innovation. Nearly half of the developers surveyed at GDC recently who are working on PC games compared only 11% on Next Gen consoles. PC game revenues are expected to reach around $20 billion annually by 2015, whereas the total for both PlayStations will be less than $10 billion and Xbox is only around half of that.
It’s not official but it gives us PC fans a little ray of hope shining through the darkened skies. What do you think? A simple slip of the tongue or can we expect a Grand Theft Auto V PC release?