Why did Rockstar Games decide to launch Grand Theft Auto V for the PS3 and Xbox 360 but not the PC? According to Intel Director of Marketing Chris R. Silva in an interview released Tuesday, its because money exchanged hands.
"At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long," Silva told PC Gamer when discussing console exclusives. "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."
The two companies he is obviously referring to here are the console makers - Sony and Microsoft. He then takes the next logical step by accusing one or both of directly interfering with a PC release of Grand Theft Auto V.
"Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive," he said.
Current evidence suggests that GTA V will eventually release to the PC though neither Rockstar Games or publisher Take-Two Interactive will admit as much. Additionally, a delayed release to the PC would not be out of character for the series as Grand Theft Auto IV took nearly eight months for a PC release while San Andreas took an entire year.
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