Nvidia didn’t mean to suggest that GTA V was coming to PC this autumn; “We deeply regret the error.”

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Nvidia’s investor relations team got a little overexcited during an earnings call on Thursday. Who can blame them? Money is exciting. They told investors that PC gamers would be “preparing their systems for a strong roster of games coming this fall”, and cited three of the best: Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed 4, and Grand Theft Auto 5.

Crowd goes wild. Only, that was an accident. In fact, Nvidia don’t have any inside knowledge about an eventual PC release for the new GTA.

After an internet-wide hullabaloo – and probably a couple of incredulous emails from Rockstar – the hardware giants have deemed it necessary to release a statement of clarification.

“Please note,” they began, “during our Thursday’s earnings call, our investor relations team provided a list of important games that gamers are looking forward to on PC this fall, and included Grand Theft Auto V on that list.

“This statement was made with the intent of expressing enthusiasm for the games industry in general, and was not intended to represent specific knowledge possessed by Nvidia.

“Nvidia does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto or its availability,” the manufacturer added. “We deeply regret the error.”

Ho hum. And so hundreds of thousands of hungry eyes train their gaze on a more tangible hope – the recent hires of Rockstar Leeds. How long do you think you can wait for GTA V, at an outside estimate?

Thanks, GTA Cheats.