On Monday, Nvida announced that the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, may be coming to PC owners in the near future. Chris Evenden, the Senior IR Director at Nvida said that: “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. “
Evenden also stated that: “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.”
If you think about it, this is quite an impressive claim. Do you believe that GTA V will find its own spot in the PC gaming community, or is this just another one of the countless rumors floating around that will turn out to be false? Let us know how you feel below.
Thanks to darthever for bringing this to my attention.