Grand Theft Auto 5 is out tomorrow for the DirectX Box Three Hundred and Sixty and PlayStation Computer Entertainment System the Third. But no matter how angrily I type its name into Steam, a PC version just isn't appearing. It's not just me perturbed by Rockstar's bullish silence regarding a Windows release. The
launched last November
, has now collected over 350,000 digi-signatures.
Has the landmark prompted the publisher to realise that they'd accidentally forgotten to announce our version? No, of course not. GTA 5's release campaign is likely comprised of a tightly controlled and meticulously planned set of stages, and - as always - making a PC announcement falls somewhere behind the console releases.
Maybe they're scared that if they did announce a PC release, the other systems would be a barren sales wasteland. We're just too powerful, that's our problem. Probably not, but a late announcement isn't against type. GTA 4's PC port was first announced four months after its console release.
Of course, Rockstar could instead be persuaded by the
that aims to stop PC owners ever getting a copy of GTA 5. The notably less popular petition, created "so PC Gamers learn their lesson and stop stealing games," has now reached slightly over 10,000 signatures.