'Grand Theft Auto' fans have reacted with great vengeance and furious anger, after mysterious claims that the PC version of GTA 5 might have been cancelled.
It was already rumoured earlier this week that GTA V's upcoming re-release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC might miss its original winter 2014 release window.
It was supposed that the game would merely be pushed back to 2015.
Now someone working as a marketing director for Rockstar North -- or at least claiming to -- has said that the PC version might have been yanked altogether.
The PC version in particular is a big sticking point for gamers, since it is generally used as the launch point for a vibrant and creative modding community to tear it to pieces and rebuild it in innumerable awesome ways.
But before we get into it, let's just say this whole story currently seems to make... well, little to no sense.
For one thing, the claims that the game is cancelled in the first place come from a very mysterious (and unverifiable at this stage) 'source', known as "Brad".
That's it. Just 'Brad' - a supposed Rockstar employee and founder of the marketing firm 'Rantic' who apparently spoke to Fox Weekly but didn't give a last name. Which is weird.
Brad also wrote a piece on Rantic's website expressing doubt about the PC version every being released, but angry GTA fans from forums including 4chan have since attacked that website, which now looks like this:
Meanwhile Fox Weekly also quote Rantic Chairman John Hoffberger as saying:
"The next-gen console launch dates are still intact, but the PC game launch has been agitating for Rockstar staff… Rockstar never wanted to release a PC version of GTA V, but due to high public demand, they were forced to do so."
But again this is all speculation and rumour. Without word from Rockstar (who are typically tight-lipped, particularly with bad news) this is literally nothing to worry about.
So everyone, calm down. There's no definite news or even suspicion that the PC version has been totally cancelled, even if it's looking increasingly likely that it's delayed.