It looks as though Grand Theft Auto V could be releasing for PC in March, with an announcement coming tomorrow, according to a German Facebook page who posted a screenshot of an Amazon chat stating that the game would release on the 12th of March 2014 in the USA, with an announcement on the 24th of December 2013.
The rumour spread to Reddit, with further people contacting Amazon and being told a release of March 2014. The post seems to have flown under the radar.
I did ask Amazon myself when the game would release, and they replied “The computer version will apparently come out in the United States first on March 12, 2014.” but went on to say that this was not an official confirmation from the manufacturers or from Amazon themselves, but rather an outside source.
A second Amazon worker had some information about stock of the game, and confirmed that they’d expect it by February:
Unfortunately we do not have an exact date for it to be in stock as of yet. You may think of to contact Rockstar for further information. We are expecting it next year by February, but no clear date is guaranteed for now.
The PC version of the game is not listed anywhere on the website for pre-order just yet.
The problem with this is that there’s no true origin to the story, and it could just be an Amazon worker googling and finding a made up piece of information, which has now become widely spread. Perhaps even the original screenshot could have been a fake, though Amazon expecting stock by February is interesting.
If true, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see confirmation of a PC version.
Furthermore, when questioned about a PS4 or Xbox One version, the representative stated: “I am sorry but for PS4 and Xbox One there is no update yet, please check back by first week of January. We might have the update by then please.”