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Old September 18, 2013, 06:11 PM
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Although, it would be nice to try the game out and not have to play at 720p at 20-30fps.
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Old September 23, 2013, 12:07 PM
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I just finished the game. Rockstar has yet again pushed beyond the limits of today's videogames. Amazing game. GOTY imho.
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I just can't get past how crappy the graphics look on the TV though. Crude current gen console graphics.

Why oh Why did they not release it for PC right from the get go?
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Old September 23, 2013, 12:38 PM
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Money.
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Old September 23, 2013, 02:10 PM
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I just can't get past how crappy the graphics look on the TV though. Crude current gen console graphics.
It's largely subjective, but IMO, this is not an ugly game. At times, it's visually stunning. The artwork and art direction are both excellent. The effects are excellent. Playing the game, it sometimes feels no two days look exactly the same because of the interaction between different elements of the environment and weather/sun/cloud effects. I consider this to be a very good looking game overall; technically inferior, yet better looking than some nextgen footage I've seen. Screenshots do not do this game justice.

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Money.
It's a bit deeper than that, IMO. I don't believe it was the intention of Take 2 for there to be only two major GTA releases during an 8 year console cycle. It's also safe to assume they did not intend for it to launch two months before the start of the next generation. Therefore, I conclude this game is very, very late. Probably by at least a year, but I guess it's closer to two.

I believe that's a big reason there is no PC version. It's surely coming. The focus was on the market driving the large budget: 360+PS3. And they barely made it out before the nextgen titles really exposes its age.

Additionally, the conception and start of development for GTA 5 pedates the rebound of the PC gaming market. It was only around three years ago when analysts were asking if PC gaming was dead. Had the PC market been this healthy five years ago, I'm pretty sure GTA 5 would have been developed concurrently on PCs and consoles.

Consoles are a good thing. Even for PC gaming. Focused gaming devices enable a massive audience that would not exist otherwise due to price, convenience, and technical barriers. PC games benefit from the large base budgets and R&D they enable, lower content creation prices due to the size and health of the industry as a whole, and more.
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Old September 29, 2013, 08:23 PM
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Anyone else hearing Nov 22 for PC? A few sites are posting it, like this one, though it seems a bit fishy GTA V PC: Release Date and Details Revealed
Reddit has a few threads about nov22, sounds about right, LANoire (6mon) and MaxPayne 3 were both months after the console version.
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Makes sense. It will likely be a launch title for PS4 / XBone.
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I like to think of the consoles doing the QA on the PC version, and the rumours support it
http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=145
GTA 5 referenced in latest AMD Catalyst driver, PC petition reaches 609,239 signatures | VG247
something about AMD drivers showing evidence of the pc version.
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This game is a blast.
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I just finished the game. Rockstar has yet again pushed beyond the limits of today's videogames. Amazing game. GOTY imho.
Have you seen any of the shader mods for GTA4? I'm trying to justify $60 for a game that looks a few years old already.
https://twitter.com/VG247/status/425931235613872128
can't do much research right now but found this:
http://i.imgur.com/or7ohEt.jpg
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