Grand Theft Auto V has yet to be announced for the PC platform, as many PC gamers are already acutely aware. Yet the more reasonable of us acknowledge that the issue is less a question of "if" vs. "when" since all major Grand Theft Auto titles end up on PC eventually. It took Grand Theft Auto IV over six months. However, Grand Theft Auto V PC may be coming sooner than expected.
That is, if Nvidia's Director of Investment Relations Chris Evenden knows what he's talking about. During an investor's call Evenden begins to talk about gamers building PCs for fall releases, which happen to include Grand Theft Auto V:
"The PC market is evolving. As entry level laptops face pressure from tablets. Yet sales of specialty PCs like gaming systems and work stations continue to grow. The disparity reflects how consumers use these different classes of PCs. Many consumers look for PC as a general purpose device they can use for browsing, email, social media video. But much of this can be better served by a tablet. In contrast, 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 V and Assassin's Creed IV."
Let's not take his statements as any sort of official confirmation, of course. Consider first that Evenden is an Investment Director who is paid to improve investor confidence in the company. He's likely no more privy to Rockstar's development plans than the rest of us. Dropping the GTA name is a big deal, and Evenden may not have realized the game has yet to be announced for PC.
The other potential side of this story is that Evenden does have access to privy information and hadn't realized the announcement had yet to be made. Nvidia partners with a majority of game developers to ensure their products are running on Nvidia PC drivers without problem. He could have let split information still under NDA, with the best of intentions -- profit.
Until we get official word from Rockstar nothing is true. Heck, it's not beyond Rockstar to consider this a detriment to their marketing and delaying the PC version to a time where they can take back control over the marketing messaging. How likely is it that Grand Theft Auto V actually releases this fall? 95% ridiculous, in my opinion. Still, it's nice to know Nvidia wants it as much as we do.