Intel confident GTA V will hit PC soon, suggests money changed hands to keep it on console

Grand Theft Auto V

By on October 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

CPU manufacturers Intel would naturally be quite happy to see more people gaming away on their PCs (using Intel components, naturally) and so they’re keeping an eye on the gaming scene — and they’re confident it won’t be too long before we’re playing GTA V on PC.

“With Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long,” said Chris R. Silva, Intel’s Director of Marketing. “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.”

“Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive.”

“The PC gaming ecosystem just continues to grow,” he added. “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.”

Check out our massive review of Grand Theft Auto V (on PS3, unfortunately) right here.

Source: PC Gamer

17 comments (Leave your own)

Who paid a lot of money?? Somebody!

 

Intel said it so it must be true.

 

Makes sense for rockstar to approach both Sony and Microsoft to keep it to consoles at least temporarily. Free money for them, then they get to double dip with the pc crowd when the agreement expires anyway.

 

I get all my intel from Intel.

 
Defacto Atheist

hotblack,

As ambiguous as Intel’s comment is, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was actually true

 

snazz,

I shouldn’t have found that funny…

 
Ralph Wiggum

Gets dumped by PS4 and Xbone. Now tries to hop into the PC bed.

 

defactoatheist:
hotblack,

As ambiguous as Intel’s comment is, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was actually true

Isn’t that how launches normally work for games like GTA? Paying for 12 months of exclusivity is hardly a new thing.

 
Ralph Wiggum

nekosan,

Also for movies. Avatar 3d blu ray was only initially released with the purchase of a Panasonic TV. This lasted for at least 18 months.

It’s a marketing strategy. Sucky but not groundbreaking.

 

snazz:
I get all my intel from Intel.

I love you.

 

I love it when certain companies don’t win contracts so they start cheerleading for the other side.

 

At least the consoles are beta testing the buggy multiplayer

 
Black Patriot

Do we even know if Intel put in a bid for the Xbox One or the PS4? From memory, none of the recent consoles have had an Intel CPU, probably because Intel doesn’t want to give up their high profit margins.

Saying that they’ve switched sides after being burned on hardware is a bit rich when they may not have ever been in the running to begin with.

 

hotblack:
Who paid a lot of money?? Somebody!

Ms/Sony do this ALL the time.
Apparently there’s a similar deal with Bungee’s upcoming Destiny, I remember Michael Pachter of GT”s Pach attack awhile back saying this was pretty common in the industry.

 

I thought it’s common knowledge that they do this all the time when it comes to platform exclusivity?

 

I guess as long as they keep coming out with great stuff, go right ahead

 

Microsoft are always investing in exclusive games.

$1 billion this time around:
http://www.oxm.co.uk/54785/features/xbox-one-games-why-you-shouldnt-underestimate-microsofts-core-line-up/?page=1

 
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