An investors call, in which Nvidia casually mentions GTA V in a list for PC games, may have caused quite a few gamers to jump the gun. The original statement made by Nvidia is as follows:
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.
Of course PC gamers such as myself got a little overjoyed and perhaps thought that Nvidia knew something going on behind the scenes. However, Nvidia responded that they actually don’t know what’s going on with GTA V on the PC platform, and it was an error on their part for including it in the list.
Please note, during our Thursday’s earnings call, our investor relations team provided a list of important games that gamers are looking forward to on PC this fall, and included Grand Theft Auto V on that list. This statement was made with the intent of expressing enthusiasm for the games industry in general, and was not intended to represent specific knowledge possessed by NVIDIA. NVIDIA does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability. We deeply regret the error.
So, it looks like PC gamers are just going to have to wait for RockStar to come out of hiding and confirm it themselves. We do have some brief job postings for GTA V PC developers, but as it stands it looks like we just need to continue to play the waiting game.