GTA 5 on PC statement an 'error,' says Nvidia
Nvidia is backtracking on comments made during the company's recent financial call last week in which Chris Evenden, senior director of investor relations, named Grand Theft Auto 5 as one of the PC games to look forward to this fall. Currently, Rockstar Games' highly anticipated open-world action-adventure is only announced for Xbox 360 and PS3, so news outlets everywhere jumped on the quote. Turns out, Evenden's mention of GTA 5 on PC was an "error," or so Nvidia claims.
"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 5 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's European PR manager Ben Berraondo told Eurogamer.
"Nvidia does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability. We deeply regret the error."
Rumors of a PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 have been swirling around the internet since the game's announcement for current-gen consoles only; however, Rockstar Games has yet to announce anything official. Nvidia's comments sparked hope among PC gamers that the rumors could be true, but it looks like we'll have to wait before we hear anything. Rockstar hasn't commented on the slip-up.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is due out for PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 17.