During an earnings call, Nvidia Senior IR Director Chris Evenden recently talked about the evolution of the PC market, and how the tablet might better serve for general purpose functions down the run. Oh, and the gamers among us preparing for 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.”
It’s possible that he was speaking generally, but given the context – gaming on the PC – it seems highly unlikely. Did Evenden accidentally confirm GTA V for PC?
Rockstar Games had previously denied bringing the game over the platform, stating that it would only be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 when it releases this September. However, Rockstar did post a job listing regarding PC ports. Regardless, take this with a grain of salt until official confirmation arrives.