Report: Grand Theft Auto 5 bug log mentions PC version

A leaked bug log for Grand Theft Auto 5 reportedly has several mentions of a PC version, along with features like DirectX11 support.

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Yet another clue has dropped indicating a possible PC port for Grand Theft Auto V. A reportedly leaked bug log detailing test builds of the game between April 2009 and August 2013 makes several references to PC versions and PC-specific architecture.

PC Gamer reports that the document is 150 pages long, and in that time references PC bugs 170 times. It also makes notes on DirectX 11 support, a smog weather setting, bugs related to 64-bit system testing, and a "lastgen" toggle.

The file was reportedly leaked in September, and has been making the rounds on fan forums. It seems legitimate, as the log aligns with major updates and press showings. It also has annotations from Rockstar developers and references to proprietary management systems. Rockstar may have been demoing the game on PC while in development, but the DirectX features seem to take it beyond mere testing.

In August, GTA V was casually name-dropped by Nvidia, after Rockstar posted a job listing for a PC developer. The company has only ever gone so far as to say a PC version is "up for consideration," but more and more it seems like a port is imminent.

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    January 20, 2014 7:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Report: Grand Theft Auto 5 bug log mentions PC version.

    A leaked bug log for Grand Theft Auto 5 reportedly has several mentions of a PC version, along with features like DirectX11 support.

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      January 20, 2014 7:29 AM

      double dip confirmed.

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      January 20, 2014 7:31 AM

      I want to believe

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        January 20, 2014 8:01 AM

        I want to play Thief a whole lot more than this. Ship sailed, rockstar, is the bandwidth even worth it?

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          January 20, 2014 9:28 AM

          Yes. Just because you greatly value one particular franchise over another does not mean that is the case for everyone else. I want to see GTAV on PC.

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      January 20, 2014 8:04 AM

      I'm not sure why people would doubt there is a PC version coming.

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        January 20, 2014 8:27 AM

        because RDR

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          January 20, 2014 8:53 AM

          Every GTA has been released on PC, I believe. RDR is its own thing; there's a precedent for GTA games on PC.

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          January 20, 2014 8:54 AM

          Different studio.

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          January 20, 2014 12:25 PM

          Isn't RDR also one of the very few, in not ONLY Rockstar Console games not to hit PC in the last few years (if not ever) though

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      January 20, 2014 8:14 AM

      This needs to be released soon before it becomes irrelevant

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        January 20, 2014 8:18 AM

        I think they want to avoid a launch similar to GTA IV.

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        January 20, 2014 8:54 AM

        GTA V will remain relevant for a while. We live in an era where games are too expensive to release once, so publishers arrange for Super Duper Platinum Extended Director's Cut Game of the Year Editions across a smattering of systems following an initial release. I bet we'll see GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One eventually as well.

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        January 20, 2014 9:23 AM

        PCs don't have a generational divide so the games last far longer to me. I have no problem going back to a game that was released 10 years ago on the PC. It's harder for consoles. That was the Xbox and PlayStation 2.

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        January 20, 2014 6:31 PM

        I'm thinking they will release DLC for GTAV then a "GTA COMPLETE PC" version will come out with all dlc. Like a GOTY type.

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      January 20, 2014 9:00 AM

      awesome! yah I sold my 360 copy I couldn't stand the 15-20fps framerate.

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        January 20, 2014 4:20 PM

        How much did you get for it? I probably shouldn't have waited so long. Amazon is only giving $18

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      January 20, 2014 9:00 AM

      I will double dip all up in this.

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      January 20, 2014 9:17 AM

      No shit.

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      January 20, 2014 4:17 PM

      This has been a brilliant strategy from Rockstar as it meant those buying into the games hype have been forced to buy the game on console where most people don't pirate games.
      As soon as a game is released on PC it is cracked and sales are reduced which could have been combatted with a multiplayer mode that was unmissable instead of punishing PC only players.

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        January 21, 2014 3:34 AM

        Actually both 360 and ps3 had very significant piracy as both systems have been heavily cracked at this point and it really wasn't that hard to do.

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          January 21, 2014 7:22 AM

          The console stuff gets pirated way more I thought.