Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Rockstar Games "Considers" GTA V Wii U and PC Versions

Rockstar Games' biggest title for 2013, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) is slated to arrive in Spring 2013, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms, with no PC version, much to the dismay of PC gamers and enthusiasts. In an interview with IGN, Rockstar Vice President Dan Houser suggested that versions of the game for the Nintendo Wii U and PC are "up for consideration," a cleverly constructed phrase that settles quite a bit of uncertainty. It shows that Rockstar hasn't even begun work on a PC version of GTA V.

"We are a third-party publisher. We're not Nintendo, we're not Sony, we're not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there's the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market," said Houser. "Some other people talk about the limitations of the [current] hardware. We don't feel there are that many limitations. We feel we can do some very impressive stuff and do it for a large audience. This felt like the way," he added.

Source: TrustedReviews
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71 Comments on Rockstar Games "Considers" GTA V Wii U and PC Versions

#1
Ikaruga
And perhaps I will "consider" buying it, when it's confirmed that it won't poop into my CPU.
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#2
Widjaja
by: Ikaruga
And perhaps I will "consider" buying it, when it's confirmed that it won't poop into my CPU.
Their track record says it will.
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#3
AndreiD
I have full confidence in Rockstart that they will do their best to invest as little resources into porting GTA V to PC as possible. So not interested.
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#4
Atom_Anti
A well optimized PC version please, otherwise I'll have to wait for 5+ years to play with... I still do not play the GTA4, because not even the "new" A10-4600M strong enough to turn all the details to very-high near 1366X... Shame :(.
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#5
Auryx
by: Ikaruga
And perhaps I will "consider" buying it, when it's confirmed that it won't poop into my CPU.
^ This.

I seriously hope that they won't release another crappy console port. Release a proper PC game or don't release anything at all.
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#6
Shihabyooo
by: btarunr
"Some other people talk about the limitations of the [current] hardware. We don't feel there are that many limitations. We feel we can do some very impressive stuff and do it for a large audience. This felt like the way,"
What you feel is irrelevant to what it is. What your consumers feel however is relevant. If you'd think PC gamers and Nintendo fans will keep taking this crap of yours forever then you sir are gravely mistaken.

Blah, why can't the gaming industry go back to it's earlier days? Less emphasize on Money grubbing, more on innovation.
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#7
blibba
by: Auryx
^ This.

I seriously hope that they won't release another crappy console port. Release a proper PC game or don't release anything at all.
Nothing at all it is then...
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#8
erocker
Interesting interpretation (that I agree with) found on another website:
Everything else is up for consideration. That's all I can give you." means "We're definitely doing a PC version but we're not gonna announce it now because we want as many people as possible to buy the console versions instead of pirating a PC version. Once the console versions have been out for a while and the cash flow starts to slow down then we'll start tapping PC gamers for their money too.
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#9
LAN_deRf_HA
That doesn't make any sense. If you bought it for a console thinking it wouldn't be on the pc then you're just going to be more inclined to pirate it on the pc.
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#10
3870x2
by: LAN_deRf_HA
That doesn't make any sense. If you bought it for a console thinking it wouldn't be on the pc then you're just going to be more inclined to pirate it on the pc.
Remember that they already purchased the game on the console. That is, opposed to not purchasing and instead waiting to pirate it.
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#12
LDNL
IMO wouldn't a situation like this just make the guys that were originally gonna purchase the game for PC more pissed and just pirate it since console gamers get special treatment?
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#13
nickbaldwin86
cant blame them... people dont buy GTA for the PC they pirate it... why waste money porting it to PC just to give it away.

I could careless about GTA... I have played them and I think they are stupid. think it is a idiotatic game for idiots to play. so let the console gamers play it ;)
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#14
the54thvoid
Give it 5 years and we wont even have consoles.

Tablets will be in charge.

The we'll get a tablet dock that ends up looking like a laptop again. Except that dock has more functional parts and other exotics we haven't considered yet.

Like an i-pad docking keyboard with 10 TB SSD storage with built in wireless telephony device.

(Please keep this post as proof of my pre patent idea). Apple - I will sue you when you make the device for home gaming and integrate a wireless telephony device with built in 2-way ultra speed (low latency) camera.

At the moment we call it a PC with Skype.

5 years folks, we'll be back here.
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#15
Sir B. Fannybottom
by: erocker
Interesting interpretation (that I agree with) found on another website:
If they want to limit the amount of pirates then sell it for PC too, if It would come out day 1 for pc hell yeah I'm going to pay the full $60 for it. But if they're going to be assholes they can bet their ass I'm going to pirate the hell out of it for 360 and PC.
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#16
theubersmurf
If they make a PC version, it will be a shoddy port anyway, I don't care. Let them ditch us, they have for a long time now anyway.
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#17
3870x2
by: the54thvoid
Give it 5 years and we wont even have consoles.

Tablets will be in charge.

The we'll get a tablet dock that ends up looking like a laptop again. Except that dock has more functional parts and other exotics we haven't considered yet.

Like an i-pad docking keyboard with 10 TB SSD storage with built in wireless telephony device.

(Please keep this post as proof of my pre patent idea). Apple - I will sue you when you make the device for home gaming and integrate a wireless telephony device with built in 2-way ultra speed (low latency) camera.

At the moment we call it a PC with Skype.

5 years folks, we'll be back here.
You see, the thing about a patent idea, is that it has to be patented.
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#18
nickbaldwin86
by: 3870x2
You see, the thing about a patent idea, is that it has to be patented.
Yup
You can steal an idea but you cant steal a patent ;)
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#19
Svarog
If the PC version runs as crap as GTA 4 they can keep their shit.
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#20
Steevo
I will consider not pirating it.
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#21
Svarog
by: nickbaldwin86
cant blame them... people dont buy GTA for the PC they pirate it... why waste money porting it to PC just to give it away.

I could careless about GTA... I have played them and I think they are stupid. think it is a idiotatic game for idiots to play. so let the console gamers play it ;)
If they made a good port people might buy it, but not that shit they did with GTA 4.
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#22
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Whaa Whaa Whaa GTAIV was a crappy port.
Seriously, give it a rest, it wasn't unoptimized, it wasn't a poor port, for what it was it ran extremely well. No other game, even to this day, has dozens of fully destructible vehicles and NPCs on screen constantly. Of course that is going to be CPU intensive. THAT IS WHY THEY GIVE YOU THE OPTION TO TURN THE NUMBER DOWN. That is also the reason that the settings used for consoles were basically low.

If all you idiots cared about was the ability to run it on max settings on your mid-range hardware, then the only thing Rockstar would have had to do to optimize the game would be to limit max settings. Make what they called medium the max, and you all would have been happy. The game would have run perfectly fine on mid-range hardware on "max" settings. And you all would have talked about how well "optimized" the game was. And it still would have looked way better than 720p Low settings we got on the consoles.

The fact of the matter is that when the PC version game out I played through it on a Athlon X2 4400+ and an HD4670, and it looked better than the console versions.
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: erocker
Interesting interpretation (that I agree with) found on another website:
Why both the PS3 and XBOX are hacked to play downloaded versions for the game. :laugh:
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#24
JNUKZ
I just sold my ps3 oh well...
Also they can pirate in ps3 and xbox 360 but we cant compare to pc. If this gta is just like IV im not going to buy it thats for sure.
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#25
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: newtekie1
Seriously, give it a rest, it wasn't unoptimized, it wasn't a poor port, for what it was it ran extremely well. No other game, even to this day, has dozens of fully destructible vehicles and NPCs on screen constantly. Of course that is going to be CPU intensive. THAT IS WHY THEY GIVE YOU THE OPTION TO TURN THE NUMBER DOWN. That is also the reason that the settings used for consoles were basically low.

If all you idiots cared about was the ability to run it on max settings on your mid-range hardware, then the only thing Rockstar would have had to do to optimize the game would be to limit max settings. Make what they called medium the max, and you all would have been happy. The game would have run perfectly fine on mid-range hardware on "max" settings. And you all would have talked about how well "optimized" the game was. And it still would have looked way better than 720p Low settings we got on the consoles.

The fact of the matter is that when the PC version game out I played through it on a Athlon X2 4400+ and an HD4670, and it looked better than the console versions.
Yea, it looked great on my Q9550 @3.8ghz and GTX285. If you turned it up it looked amazing. I need to go through this again with my 2600k @ 4.5ghz /w GTX570.. hehehe I want to play through Mafia 2 as well. :toast:

EDIT: SSD should help with this game as well! :toast:
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