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Nvidia says GTA5 on PC this autumn

UPDATE: "Nvidia does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto..."

UPDATE: Nvidia's European PR manager Ben Berraondo has issued Eurogamer with the following statement - it appears mentioning GTA5 was an error.

ORIGINAL STORY: Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to PC, according to loose-lips Nvidia, and is due alongside the console versions this autumn.

"[PC] 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 5 and Assassin's Creed 4," said Chris Evenden, senior director of investor relations, during a financial call last week (transcript by Seeking Alpha).

How much Nvidia knows for certain is unclear, but it works closely with companies making big games to ensure tailored graphics drivers are ready when those games launch.

Should Grand Theft Auto 5 arrive on PC at roughly the same time as consoles, it will be a turn up for the books. Grand Theft Auto 4 took more than half-a-year to land on PC, and Red Dead Redemption skipped a PC version altogether.

Rockstar's PC fans felt concerned enough about GTA5 perhaps not materialising on PC that they took to petition site Change.org in their hundreds of thousands - 315,031 - to petition Rockstar to bring the game to PC.

Grand Theft Auto is due out here on PS3 and Xbox 360 17th September.

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