The lights are on
The tech giant may have tipped Rockstar's
hand in a recent conference call to investors.
During the call, Nvidia's senior director of
investor relations Chris Evendon touted the strength of PC as a gaming market,
saying "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."
seems to suggest that the next iteration of Rockstar's blockbuster franchise is
indeed headed for PC - and sooner rather than later. We have reached out
to Rockstar for an official comment on the story and will report back if we
receive a response.
full transcript of the Nvidia earnings call is posted at SeekingAlpha.
off, there's a difference between an investor relations staffer at Nvidia
saying something and Rockstar making it official. Frankly, I'd be a bit
surprised if Rockstar had been able to keep the existence of such a large-scale
PC project under wraps all this time. Also, if the game was headed for PC all
along, why keep it a secret? Especially when, according to Nvidia, it's
coming out this fall. That said, Rockstar follows the beat of a different drum.
This is one rumor that all PC gamers are hoping is true. I do expect to see GTA
V on PC someday; I'm just surprised to hear a report that it's due on the
platform so soon.
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