Change.org has proven to be a powerful tool for influencing leaders, lawmakers, celebrities and investors into changing their ways, supporting new ideals, backing vital projects, and giving a voice to those who might otherwise remain voiceless in their battle against injustice and inequality; and then there are the important petitions, like bringing Grand Theft Auto 5 to the PC!
All kidding aside, change.org is a great platform for people to show their support for anything that might be of interest to them, from helping an impoverished area of the world, to helping bring a beloved game to the favored hardware choice of many gamers.
The change.org petition to bring GTA 5 to the PC was started back in early November 2012, stating that “GTA games have been a large part of so many people’s lives and it’s a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform,” among others oodles of affection for the game.
Within a short couple of weeks that petition had rocketed past the 100,000 signatures mark – a significant plateau to break through. It was hoped such a strong outpouring of support would convince Rockstar to officially confirm or deny its future existence, yet days and weeks passed, and Rockstar neither confirmed nor denied a PC version would be made.
Other rumors have since shot up in the meantime, giving more weight to the probability that a PC version will eventually be released, including Amazon’s French website, which had (and still has) a listing for a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V for 49.99 euros.
Those rumors may have quelled the rush to sign the petition, as the flood of signatures has slowed to the drip-drip-drip of a leaky faucet throughout the past few weeks. That said, it has crawled past the 150,000 signature barrier, and now has the 200,000 figure in its sights – as surely 200,000 signatures will succeed where 150,000 failed, right? Right! After all, Rockstar surely doesn’t want to raise the ire or the hackles of 200,000 potential paying customers. In fact customer hackle raising is surely a prohibited activity as per company policy.
It took GTA IV seven extra months to make its way to the PC from the home consoles it originally called home (in people’s homes), but it did make its way there; and in the end, the whole idea of petitioning for GTA 5 to make an appearance on the PC is probably a little over-dramatic, as it’s almost certainly going to make its way there in time as well, petition or not. Hopefully without the seven month wait this time though!
Still, every extra little bit of pressure and motivation put on Rockstar to ensure that happens can only help, and so far there are 155,000 extra bits of pressure and motivation… and slowly counting. If you haven’t done so already, why not head over to change.org and sign up.