Grand Theft Auto V has shattered records as one of the most successful entertainment properties of all time, despite being limited to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But according to reports this week, developer Rockstar hopes to keep the momentum going with a PC release early next year.
Gaming site Eurogamer revealed Thursday that “multiple industry sources” report that a PC release of the open world game is on track for the first quarter of 2014. If true, the release schedule would mirror that of the game’s predecessor, Grand Theft Auto IV, which had a similar delay between the console release in April 2008 and the Windows version in December 2008.
Rockstar has yet to officially confirm any plans for a PC release of the game, although Chris Evenden, senior director of investor relations for GPU-maker NVIDIA, let slip in August that a Windows port was indeed in the works (NVIDIA later disavowed Mr. Evenden’s comments under what many believe to be pressure from Rockstar).
Despite its title, Grand Theft Auto V is the 15th game to carry the franchise’s brand, with other games spanning multiple platforms and gameplay styles over the past 16 years. It released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17th and launched a franchise-first online mode on October 1st.