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Submitted by DForev 780d ago | opinion piece

GTA V PC: Rockstar's Big Mistake

Unfortunately, Rockstar continues to shun the PC gaming community with no release date yet on the hugely anticipated game. There is no doubt that GTA V has a big PC following, as the visually upgraded GTA IV with the ICEnhancer mod shows that the PC community is willing to put in the time and effort to extend the value of GTA. Rockstar is making a big mistake in delaying the release of a GTA V PC version (if at all). (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

KillrateOmega  +   780d ago | Well said
It really is a shame. The modding community always does great work with GTA games.
WeMilk   780d ago | Spam
jony_dols  +   780d ago
I'm pretty sure R* will announce the PC version alongside the optimised PS4/Next-Box versions of GTA 5; with intent to release for Xmas or early 2014.

Then again, I could be totally wrong!
ShadesMoolah  +   780d ago
This is what I was thinking. The big sales come from the console version, so a PC delay is expected, and furthermore, with no next-gen version of the game announced - while we do expect it, it seems likely the quality and experience of GTA V across next-gen platforms will look to be as close as possible to the PC version.

I would go as far to say that I expect Next-Gen GTA V to be a launch title for the new consoles, and it just seems logical to have the PC version release around the same time.

Most console launches consist of the early adoptors, the fanboys as it were - that's pretty much most of us here then. The big question is how many of us are willing to double-dip on GTA V; current gen version releases in September, I expect a chunk of us will be picking it up day 1, then new consoles we're assuming to be November, with a shinier, more polished, higher-res, better performing next-gen version.
aquamala  +   780d ago
I can wait. the trailer footage sure doesn't look like current gen consoles footage.
cyguration  +   780d ago
If the delay is to make the release better on PC, then that's fine. Better to be delayed and optimized than to release and be a framerate-rocky mess like GTA IV was on PC.

Until then, modders can keep releasing awesome mods each week that manage to get everyone on N4G excited.
The better open world games like Saints Row 4 & Watch Dogs WILL be on PC day 1.

GTA became irrelevant with GTA4. I used to be hyped for those games but it's more of a wait & see with them now (and I don't mean in terms of reviews because they'll blindly give the game high scores anyway thanks to all the swag bags R* will throw at them just like last time).
Psychotica  +   777d ago
Better open world games? Watch Dogs maybe but Saints Row 4? Not a chance..
Mathew9R   780d ago | Spam
FlyingFoxy  +   780d ago
I don't care about mods, i just want a proper huge multiplayer like in SA-MP mod. if they can have 64+ player online with dedicated servers, total freedom with editable game modes or scriptable like SA-MP it will be awesome. Get rid of GFWL and make it Steamworks.

IV's multiplayer is boring and nowhere near as good as SA-MP in the amount of players on one server and the stuff you can do.
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LAWSON72  +   779d ago
If this has GFWL i will not buy it, but I doubt it will. I am also thinking of not buying the console version and getting watch dogs and tales of xillia. I dont mind holding off, because I think Sleeping Dogs, which I have been playing finally is just great, has cured my need for a new gta-like game. Not only that my backlog on pc is huge, I still need to play or beat Sleeping dogs, far cry 3, hitman absolution, la noire, and all the games I have been wanting to play that I will get during steam summer sale like Dues Ex HR
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brodychet  +   778d ago
owell.
drivebyhobo  +   775d ago
It doesn't even make sense to prefer console sales over PC sales. Assuming full price paid of 60 dollars, a PC copy makes $42 on steam and less than $10 on console retail.

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