Thursday, November 1st 2012

No PC Version of GTA V At Launch: Rockstar

Our suspicions from a pre-order poster leak earlier this week are confirmed, there won't be a PC version of GTA V any time soon. The Spring 2013 launch date given by Rockstar only includes versions for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 platforms. Pre-orders for the game will begin next week, starting Monday. When Rockstar posted its pre-order announcement, everyone in the comments section had one question on their minds - will there be a PC version? This prompted Rockstar to respond in a comment, and not update the actual news article (adding insult to injury), that there won't be a PC version any time soon.
Hey guys, glad to see so much enthusiasm about the release announcement. For those asking about the PC platform, we're currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don't have any details to share about a PC version at this time. Anyone that continues to spam the comments section will have their commenting privileges suspended.

Source: Rockstar Games
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95 Comments on No PC Version of GTA V At Launch: Rockstar

#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Maybe I'll give in, and buy a $99 Xbox after all. PC platform is too much investment for too little returns (choice of games).
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#3
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Ugh that's just ridiculous, the girl's phone looks like an iPhone!
by: btarunr
Maybe I'll give in, and buy a $99 Xbox after all. PC platform is too much investment for too little returns (choice of games).
What is this blasphemy? A TPU top-dog giving in to the Xbox. Stand true!
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#5
okidna
If Kurt Cobain still lives, he'll smash his PC and do a parody of his won song titled "Smells Like Porting Spirit".
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: manofthem
What is this blasphemy? A TPU top-dog giving in to the Xbox. Stand true!
Just look at my PC specs. After piling up all that hardware, if there's nothing worthwhile to play with it, what would you do?



Yeah, I'd do that, too.
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#7
Rei86
Really wish they would put out RDR on PC also.

Got it on the PS3 and Xbox 360, would buy it again for the PC.
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#8
animal007uk
Coulden't care less got bored of GTA when san andreas came out.
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#9
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
by: btarunr
Just look at my PC specs. After piling up all that hardware, if there's nothing worthwhile to play with it, what would you do?

http://img.techpowerup.org/121101/Capture016.jpg

Yeah, I'd do that, too.
Heck, you play almost any game that is also for console (and some that aren't) but on your glorious pc, but with better graphics, more eye candy, better community, and much better controllability.

I'm not one to talk though, since I have an Xbox and ps3. But I barely touch my Xbox anymore and my ps3 sees occasion use. It's all just a great big "eh!"

On topic, I've never ever played the GTA games! So I'm not that much at a loss here :roll:
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#10
Steevo
So they are saying its time to boycott them? That is all I read, "please boycott us, we are lame and have daddy issues and a blubbery vag."
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#11
Flibolito
I don't mind waiting for them to port as long it its done well. Plenty of good PC titles out now and coming soon. Rockstar takes a while but then again in the past they ended up not doing that good of a job. GTA4 was sweet though if you had a nice rig which most of us do.
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#12
Phusius
Most of the games I play are PC only, well see you guys later, off to play some Shogun 2, Spellforce 2, Titan Quest, and Company of Heroes, have fun with your chat. :)
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#13
mediasorcerer
I can live without it, It's not good enough for pc anyway.
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#14
Rei86
by: Flibolito
I don't mind waiting for them to port as long it its done well. Plenty of good PC titles out now and coming soon. Rockstar takes a while but then again in the past they ended up not doing that good of a job. GTA4 was sweet though if you had a nice rig which most of us do.
Still wish they would take the time however to optimize it however.
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#15
DaJMasta
I just don't understand how the game will 'advance' in fidelity at all. GTA 4 didn't run all that well on any platform when it launched... now they're making another one on the static hardware of the consoles, they've got no real room for extra complexity in their game.

Either they're going to introduce some real large changes to gameplay/story, or they're going to get a stale expansion-pack-like release. And of course, there's still a chance it will be stale or bad even if they innovate quite a bit :ohwell:
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#16
Dos101
Typical, just typical. I don't know why I got my hopes up in the first place.
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#18
micropage7
thankz god we could have ps3 emulator for that
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#19
NC37
You guys are forgetting the fact that Rockstar usually does horrid PC ports. GTAIV is probably one of the only titles you need a quad core to run. Yes you can load it with less but playable...lol.

Plus most likely it won't look polished on PC. Low res console textures and filled with glitches. It takes time for fans to create high res packs to finally bring it up to the polish it should have on PC. Sure it will look better than console but not truly what PC is capable of.
But I barely touch my Xbox anymore and my ps3 sees occasion use. It's all just a great big "eh!"
I'm at the same point now as well. Not even Halo 4 could entice me to use my 360 for anything more than a video player. Been XBLess for at least 2yrs now and don't miss it. PS3 gets occasional use due to certain PS3 only titles, but even then...I play it, beat it. Never load again, skip all MP content. Back to PC.
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#20
NHKS
by: Rockstar

Hey guys, glad to see so much enthusiasm about the release announcement. For those asking about the PC platform, we're currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don't have any details to share about a PC version at this time. Anyone that continues to spam the comments section will have their commenting privileges suspended.
can't stand this... this is just tech-racism!..

but no major worries.. never been a GTA fan
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#21
jmcslob
by: Steevo
So they are saying its time to boycott them? That is all I read, "please boycott us, we are lame and have daddy issues and a blubbery vag."
A boycott would only work if they cared....In this case they don't give a shit about PC gamers thus they don't care if you buy their product or not...

I have more fingers and toe's then there are games on PC that's not on console that makes it worth buying anymore PC hardware...

It's been a long time coming and I see the end of actual PC gaming...it wont be but a year or two before Tablet specs catch up enough for games worth playing...

Being tied to a desk or even a couch for consoles is coming to an end methinks...
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#22
JKnows
Should not they make first the PC version with kick ass graphics, than convert it down to Consoles? It is like from good picture possible to make good down-converted picture, but making good picture from crap is impossible.
Why do not they also count, today laptops are equipped with minimum HD4000, the better ones with 7660G graphics, than anyone could run GTA 5 on their laptops and they could sell bunch of copies.
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#23
THE_EGG
What a bunch of arrogant cocks...
Although, PS3 and X360 would most likely have a much larger market then PC for this game (like most games).

I hope I don't have to wait for a year like I did with GTAIV before they released a PC version.
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#24
Capitan Harlock
i hope they dont make a shit like gta 4 with a stupid unoptimazed game for pc ,if they make the same error goodbye rockstar i wanna play a game not a shit for console that work bad on pc .
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#25
DannibusX
Boycotting them won't matter, they'll sell so many copies of GTA5 on console it'll be ridiculous. Rockstar doesn't give a shit about PC.

Of course, if a game doesn't do so well, they'll sell it on PC as witnessed with LA Noir. No Red Dead Redemption though, the effers.
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