Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum, director of marketing Chris Silva has said that “somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that [GTA V] was exclusive [to the PS3 and Xbox 360].”
While the issue of Microsoft and Sony making some sort of payments to Rockstar to ensure that Grand Theft Auto V was released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 first (to the exclusion of the PC platform) shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, it’s interesting that someone at Intel has actually come out and said as much.
Silva also said that he thinks we’ll see a PC version of GTA V fairly shortly:
At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content.
And also that given the size of the PC gaming market Rockstar would have to be crazy not to eventually cash-in on that market. It will more or less just be a matter of when…
The PC gaming ecosystem just continues to grow,. If you look at the amount of revenue that is generated by PC gaming it’s in the tens of billions of dollars each year. It’s incredibly diverse and rich and that’s it’s greatest strength.
Thanks PC Gamer.