So, Has Rock Star just forgot about PC?

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#101 Posted by Sushiglutton (6260 posts) -

I'm very curious to hear R*s actual reasoning behind this, because I find it a little hard to understand tbh.

#102 Edited by intotheminx (2268 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@melonfarmerz said:

@clyde46 said:

@melonfarmerz said:

@intotheminx said:

@Pray_to_me said:

@melonfarmerz said:

@Pray_to_me said:

Haven't we all?

Why are the delusional always so vocal?

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/145465-pc-sales-are-in-decline-and-in-an-alarming-way-for-the-first-time

Winter is coming bish

What? That's from January of 2013 lol. Since the "next gen" consoles have released hardware and software sales have went up dramatically for PC.

Ignore him he's retarded. Hardware and software sales have been having massive gains since 08. It's prebuilt PC's that are going down because everyone builds now.

No, everyone who would of bought a pre-built or a laptop is now buying tablets.

I think it depends. If you're a casual who doesn't really game, of course you would buy a tablet over a clunky desktop. But with the recent availability of info on building from youtube ect, people who would have bought an Alienware are definately building now. That and the fact that new PC gamers are building from the start, and not buying prebuilt

Just because they aren't buying PC's from Acer doesn't mean people aren't buying desktops from Alienware. Yes building a PC is a lot easier now than it once was but that won't stop people buying pre-built gaming rigs. People who want to game without having to think etc.

I don't believe he is saying no one will be buying pre built machines. Just that it is more popular to build it yourself atm.

#103 Posted by Senor_Kami (8502 posts) -

They didn't forget. Not caring != forgetting.

#104 Posted by Butcer2 (75 posts) -

@001011000101101 said:

I guess Rock Star games only care about cheap consoles these days, thus completely forgetting who helped them get to where they are today. The Grand Theft Auto games started out on the PC and us PC gamers stayed loyal all the way up to IV. And what do we get? NOTHING. Me and my awesome gamer friends often talk about this issue during lunch break. The issue of game studios not paying enough attention to the PC platform that is. Like everyone else, we're disgusted. Disgusted by this industry.

So what can us, the consumers, do about this? Well I don't know. My gaming friends don't know. No one knows. The gaming industry is doomed. Over and out.

if pc games sold more then rockstar would focus more on pc , its simple as that, the real money to be made is on the consoles

#105 Posted by R4gn4r0k (21359 posts) -

@Butcer2 said:

@001011000101101 said:

I guess Rock Star games only care about cheap consoles these days, thus completely forgetting who helped them get to where they are today. The Grand Theft Auto games started out on the PC and us PC gamers stayed loyal all the way up to IV. And what do we get? NOTHING. Me and my awesome gamer friends often talk about this issue during lunch break. The issue of game studios not paying enough attention to the PC platform that is. Like everyone else, we're disgusted. Disgusted by this industry.

So what can us, the consumers, do about this? Well I don't know. My gaming friends don't know. No one knows. The gaming industry is doomed. Over and out.

if pc games sold more then rockstar would focus more on pc , its simple as that, the real money to be made is on the consoles

Many PC gamers also own consoles. Many of those would rather have GTA V on PC, but on the other hand they can't wait and so buy it at launch.

So many PC gamers end up getting it on consoles, perhaps even skip the PC version because it is released so late. So what I'm trying to say is: if Rockstar released the PC version the same day as on consoles, there would be more PC sales than when they release the PC version a year later.

#106 Posted by flashn00b (3391 posts) -

I knew it.

Max Payne 3 was gonna be their last PC game. I'm convinced that the only way to change that is if Valve paid them to continue supporting the PC.

#107 Edited by Cloud_imperium (11977 posts) -

@RossRichard said:

Could be because of piracy rates on PC. Don't blame Rockstar, blame Bittorrent. If you pirate, blame yourself.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/100606-Used-Game-Sales-are-a-Bigger-Problem-Than-Piracy

Piracy is keeping a lot of developers away from PC these days . As this GDC survey of game developers show .

-Sarcasm Ends

#108 Posted by Pray_to_me (3501 posts) -

lol ios games

#109 Posted by Heirren (21003 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Heirren said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Heirren said:

There's a rumor, and yes it sounds crazy, that Nintendo delved into their 18+ billion and bought Rockstar in mid gta5 development.

Hahahahahaha

yeah that does sound crazy.

It does. The funny thing is that nintendo has the funds to do such a thing--it is something I can see the company doing at some point in the near future. I'm surprised they haven't acquired sega.

If they would buy Rockstar they would go bankrupt short after.

And sega has a lot of PC studios, what would Nintendo want with that ?

Why would Rockstar go bankrupt?

Nintendo would want sega for the IPs. I do think Nintendo may actually acquire sega.

#110 Posted by PonchoTaco (3142 posts) -

Rockstar is going to miss the boat on this one if it's not released soon.

#111 Posted by Doolz2024 (9623 posts) -

Nothing about what's going on in regards to GTAV on PC is unprecedented or unsurprising. R* has a history of releasing the GTA games months after the console versions.

#112 Posted by StrongBlackVine (12126 posts) -

@001011000101101 said:

I guess Rock Star games only care about cheap consoles these days, thus completely forgetting who helped them get to where they are today. The Grand Theft Auto games started out on the PC and us PC gamers stayed loyal all the way up to IV. And what do we get? NOTHING. Me and my awesome gamer friends often talk about this issue during lunch break. The issue of game studios not paying enough attention to the PC platform that is. Like everyone else, we're disgusted. Disgusted by this industry.

So what can us, the consumers, do about this? Well I don't know. My gaming friends don't know. No one knows. The gaming industry is doomed. Over and out.

Buy more games and you won't have this issue. Fact is companies make more money from multiplats on consoles 99 percent of the time.

#113 Posted by AcidTango (1031 posts) -

I wonder if GTA V is ever going to PC at all.

#114 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium: I've actually saved so many of your posts for future reference. Thanks man. Regardless, throwing facts at the vocal minority of PS4 users who believe it's superior because they have never tried PC is a waste. They'll simply ignore your facts and counter with more "lol GTA PC is dying"

#115 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

@Pray_to_me said:

lol ios games

App Store fits under smartphones/tablets. IOS refers directly to games on Steam that are available for Mac and PC. You should probably learn to read. Literacy does you wonders.

#116 Posted by IgGy621985 (5424 posts) -

I wouldn't be surprised if GTA5 never gets released on PC. If that happens, R* will probably completely ditch PC as one of their platforms.

#117 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (3254 posts) -

I think pc should forget about Rockstar after crappy ports they did in the past.

#118 Posted by Cloud_imperium (11977 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

@Cloud_imperium: I've actually saved so many of your posts for future reference. Thanks man. Regardless, throwing facts at the vocal minority of PS4 users who believe it's superior because they have never tried PC is a waste. They'll simply ignore your facts and counter with more "lol GTA PC is dying"

Thanks man .

#119 Edited by tubbyc (3832 posts) -

I would hate to still be waiting. It's been so long. I could have waited, and yes it could perform better on my PC, but boy I'm glad I've already been through it. It's a great game and I got used to the technical flaws.

#120 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4288 posts) -

Hopefully V comes to PC.

#121 Posted by xhawk27 (8384 posts) -

If it does you consolites better run because it will be the Revenge of the Hermits!!!!!!!!!!

#122 Edited by flashn00b (3391 posts) -

I'm curious as to how feasible it'd be for people who want GTAV on PC to email Gabe Newell about paying Rockstar to port it :x

#123 Posted by zeeshanhaider (4008 posts) -

@no-scope-AK47 said:

I think pc should forget about Rockstar after crappy ports they did in the past.

#124 Edited by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

@RossRichard said:

Could be because of piracy rates on PC. Don't blame Rockstar, blame Bittorrent. If you pirate, blame yourself.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/100606-Used-Game-Sales-are-a-Bigger-Problem-Than-Piracy

Piracy is keeping a lot of developers away from PC these days . As this GDC survey of game developers show .

-Sarcasm Ends

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what we call anal destruction.

#125 Posted by l34052 (3532 posts) -

@7mdma said:

I dont know what you call that laggy mess that showed up on console with pop in, bad draw distance, bad textures, long loading times, jaggies everywhere and low resolution- I'm sure there was a quality game buried somewhere there but that's not a quality gaming experience.

Sounds like that green eyed monster has been munching on them sour grapes again...

#126 Posted by stationplay_4 (444 posts) -

gta v will not come to pc

#127 Edited by SteXmaN (549 posts) -

Announcement is just around the corner.Expect DX11 features and overall better graphical fidelity with better draw distance,shadows,AO,AA and other eye candies. The very first trailer and some early promotional screnshots were taken in the early PC build of the game.

#128 Edited by MlauTheDaft (5150 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@uninspiredcup said:

PC will get the definitive, definitive definitive, real version. Sold at an extortionate price and running 20fps.

You a terrible troll.

He may just be right though.

#129 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@xhawk27: I wouldn't call it revenge of the hermits.

I'd call it a successful begging.

#130 Edited by sts106mat (22338 posts) -

same thing that happened to the PC version of Red Dead Redemption....

#131 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

@MlauTheDaft said:

@inb4uall said:

@uninspiredcup said:

PC will get the definitive, definitive definitive, real version. Sold at an extortionate price and running 20fps.

You a terrible troll.

He may just be right though.

running at 20 fps? HA HA HA

#132 Edited by uninspiredcup (17298 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@MlauTheDaft said:

@inb4uall said:

@uninspiredcup said:

PC will get the definitive, definitive definitive, real version. Sold at an extortionate price and running 20fps.

You a terrible troll.

He may just be right though.

running at 20 fps? HA HA HA

Have we forgotten GTA 4 already? Sheesh.

#133 Posted by lostrib (49968 posts) -

@sts106mat said:

same thing that happened to the PC version of Red Dead Redemption....

*face palm*

Two different situations

#134 Posted by sts106mat (22338 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@sts106mat said:

same thing that happened to the PC version of Red Dead Redemption....

*face palm*

Two different situations

I know that, there were still plenty of rumours and it was spotted for sale on websites or had a PC -DVD logo on a box shot or something. hermits were convinced anyway.

#135 Edited by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@inb4uall said:

@MlauTheDaft said:

@inb4uall said:

@uninspiredcup said:

PC will get the definitive, definitive definitive, real version. Sold at an extortionate price and running 20fps.

You a terrible troll.

He may just be right though.

running at 20 fps? HA HA HA

Have we forgotten GTA 4 already? Sheesh.

Rockstar isn't bethesda. They don't continually put out shit for consumers to swallow. Rockstar is know for quality games. GTA IV on PC was a fluke.