Ok Rockstar, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of GTA V are out of the door. You’ve got all of your pre-order cash. It’s time to confess all about the PC version. I mean, it’s not like it’sat this point, is it? A couple of days ago there were PC references found in the 360 code, and now there are even more in Rockstar’s companion ‘iFruit’ app for the game.
A reader of CinemaBlend named Leon Lien dug them out and shared a few bits and pieces (pictures of files and icons, mostly) over twitter. Apparently, if the iFruit app is extracted with 7Zip and the PNG image files run through something like FixPNG (all of which is pretty plausible, I did a similar thing with the Europa Universalis IV files,) further references to a PC version of the game pop up all over the place. There are renditions, for example, of a PC version of the manual.
So, unless Rockstar are embarking on a massive trolling campaign, were working on a PC version but then stopped, or are doing that thing some crazy people believe where God leaves dinosaur fossils around the place to trick people into believing that dinosaurs existed, then it does seem as if a real PC release for the game is coming. At some point. Probably.
Interestingly, CinemaBlend claim to have received at least one major legal threat from Rockstar’s goon squad of lawyers over stories relating to a PC version (probably because a lot of it involves digging around in code.) Hopefully Mr. Lien won’t need to go into hiding.