Late last week word began to circulate that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V was in big trouble because "Rockstar never wanted to release a PC version." This led irate fans to, among other things, hack a marketing firm's website. Rockstar, however, says our precious PC version is safe and sound.
The original report came from a publication called Fox Weekly, which sourced a marketing firm called Rantic that apparently worked with Rockstar North in some capacity. "The next-gen console launch dates are still intact, but the PC game launch has been agitating for Rockstar staff," said one of their reps.
He believed the game could soon be canceled due to these "corporate concerns."
Recently, however, Rockstar piped up on its support channel to let people know that nobody's hijacking their hopes and dreams. A support team member explained:
"I'm also looking forward to the PC release, however this release date has not changed. Please see our support article, Grand Theft Auto V Release Date on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC for the most recent information on this topic."
The article in question lists a "fall 2014" release for all three versions.
Granted, Rockstar has played this one weirdly close to the chest, given that fall is about turn leaves into warm rainbows and magically make hot cider taste 100 times better. We've still yet to see anything of the current-gen/PC version of GTA V, but that doesn't necessarily signal a delay or anything. I guess we'll just have to wait and see (or not see).
For now Rockstar's sticking to its "fall 2014" date, so that's that. The PC version is safe, folks. You can stop hacking marketing firms now.