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
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I want them to go back to Miami in the 80's.
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#3
_JP_
Me too. Just a version of Vice City with updated graphics details. Nothing more.
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#5
Widjaja
I enjoyed San Andreas.

If this is anything like it I may just have to get an XBOX 360 : /
Besides I still have not played Red Dead Redemption and have fond memories of Red Dead Revolver.
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#6
BumbleBee
Red Dead Redemption is great and Miranda is the shit.
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#7
TheMailMan78
Big Member
_JP_ said:
Me too. Just a version of Vice City with updated graphics details. Nothing more.
I grew up in Miami during the 80's. Vice City is the only one I really enjoyed.
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#8
_JP_
I didn't, but it's the one I like the most too.
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#9
TheMailMan78
Big Member
_JP_ said:
I didn't, but it's the one I like the most too.
People had Tigers in their backyards and coke had more value then cash. I ain't joking. There was a LOT of crazy stuff back then. You could buy and get ANYTHING you wanted. Cops were powerless and the ones they hired to bring the crime down were crooked as hell. Ill never forget the day I walked out of a store with my mom and saw a cop doing lines off his dashboard right in front of the grocery store.

I learned to never EVER ask were people bought anything or how they made their money.
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#10
yogurt_21
btarunr said:
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.
you must rate rockstar games much higher than I do. There's plenty to play, with the console port in full swing its only cheap devs who don't have a pc version at launch or very soon after.
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#11
Megabyte
Love that pic, wonder if there's a poster for it.
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#12
KissSh0t
At least they are up front about it being a console game..
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I think that GTA V's postergirl looks pretty generic.
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
btarunr said:
I think that GTA V's postergirl looks pretty generic.
They are getting lazy. That's a photo they drew over. That's why it looks generic.
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#15
erocker
I don't understand how some folks could be surprised that they aren't launching a PC version during initial launch... Unless you were born after 2007.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
erocker said:
I don't understand how some folks could be surprised that they aren't launching a PC version during initial launch... Unless you were born after 2007.
Exactly, they have delayed the PC release for every GTA game in recent memory. This is not a big surprise. I would say we'll see a PC version in 6-8 months after the initial launch, and I'll wait for it.
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#17
Dos101
erocker said:
I don't understand how some folks could be surprised that they aren't launching a PC version during initial launch... Unless you were born after 2007.
newtekie1 said:
Exactly, they have delayed the PC release for every GTA game in recent memory. This is not a big surprise. I would say we'll see a PC version in 6-8 months after the initial launch, and I'll wait for it.
Probably because all this non-sense about PC gaming being on the rise, and supposedly more developers paying attention to PC gaming because current consoles are approaching EOL. So far nothing is changing for PC gaming.
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#18
erocker
Dos101 said:
Probably because all this non-sense about PC gaming being on the rise, and supposedly more developers paying attention to PC gaming because current consoles are approaching EOL. So far nothing is changing for PC gaming.
This is why people need to pay attention to what is actually happening and not just blindly believe what some people (journalists, bloggers, etc.) say on the internet.
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#19
badtaylorx
no big loss....rockstarr kinda sucks anyway
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#20
s17speedex
cover picture

the boardwalk in the cover photo is now washed out to sea..,..
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#21
Am*
Oh good...this is one turdy port I wouldn't even bother thinking of buying, regardless of how cheap it'll be later on with Steam's sales. If it's anything like their last GTA on the PC, it'll take hardware half a decade down the line from the release date to run this piece of shit at anywhere near acceptable level, to make up for the shitty unoptimized porting.
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#22
GSquadron
I sniff it wont be as good as expected
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#23
Depth
Yes. Let's lie down on a sofa with a pack of crisps and a game controller, smoking weed, and HEY NICO, COUSIN! LET'S GO BOWLING!!
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#24
Syborfical
GTA 4 looked good but the engine was a steaming pile of crap.

so GTA 5 will also be a steaming pile.
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#25
NeoXF
OMG, I'm shocked!!! ...

Syborfical said:
GTA 4 looked good but the engine was a steaming pile of crap.

so GTA 5 will also be a steaming pile.
Not really... I guess you haven't played Max Payne 3 on PC... graphically and requirement-wise it's quite decent...

Or Red Dead Redemption on console... it looks and plays (30fps+ mostly) fantastic, as opposed to the 20-25fps GTA IV was on console, that looked like garbled-up vomit.

So, in essence, they've done a lot to optimize and enhance the engine, as well as make it more PC-friendly (AA, DX11, better scalability etc), so to say... Of course, the "port" (is it one?) itself, could still suck... And it still remains, as Max Payne 3 shows... one of the most VRAM-hungry engines out there... which I always foudn weird, considering the very limited/shared memory pools consoles have, at least this (sooo moldy) generation.
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