A end of a era for physical PC Rockstar games

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#1 warmblur
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As for now it looks like RDR2 isn't getting a physical PC release kinda of bummed about it. Rockstar was one of the last developers left where I could still get a boxed copy on PC. I have more digital games now of course but I'm going to miss getting a retail version of a Rockstar game. I been gaming on PC for about 14 years now and it's kinda of sad to see a end of this tradition.

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#2  Edited By GeryGo  Moderator
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CDs are thing of the past, BUT if I'd be Rockstar I'd charge extra for CD or might even switch to Disk on Key form - for the physical copy fans.

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#3  Edited By BassMan
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I bought GTA V physical and the amount of DVDs is ridiculous. It took forever to install it. Much quicker just downloading it. I think the lack of support of blu-ray games on PC accelerated the death of physical PC games.

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@BassMan said:

I bought GTA V physical and the amount of DVDs is ridiculous. It took forever to install it. Much quicker just downloading it. I think the lack of support of blu-ray games on PC accelerated the death of physical PC games.

I'd still much rather have a physical copy over a digital. I suppose mostly for nostalgia, lots of fond memories growing up with physical media (5.25" floppy and 3.5" disks, CDs and DVDs) and having an awesome manual or book with a backstory to the world you're going to dive into....

Now it just feels kind of empty. Download and play - 99% of it is all digital now and feels very detached, I guess that's the best way to describe it.

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#5  Edited By BassMan
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@neatfeatguy: I used to like the that stuff too, but as I got older, I realized that it just creates clutter. I would rather just download the game and launch it without having to worry about swapping discs or any bullshit. I don't even need to bring a game anywhere. I can just login to my account on any PC and have access to my games, Digital is much better. Besides, manufacturing all the discs and packaging is bad for the environment.

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#6 tenaka2
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Think of the environment, all that wasted paper and plastic. Digital is the future.

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@BassMan said:

I bought GTA V physical and the amount of DVDs is ridiculous. It took forever to install it. Much quicker just downloading it. I think the lack of support of blu-ray games on PC accelerated the death of physical PC games.

Diablo 3 was the last physical format I have ever purchase and I can tell you now, I do NOT miss physical gaming at all and when this gen start, I went digital and never look back. Believe me, I was a pro physical gamer but too much stuff was getting in the way in my house and digital makes my gaming life much easier and I still own my games, despite it's all digital.

To be honest, I still use my DVD drive install into my PC just in case if I find any older PC games that you can only find in physical. Never hurts to have it install in my PC after all.

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Make your own box.

That's a thing people do.

Boxed copies of modern games are super boring anyway.

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@davillain- said:
@BassMan said:

I bought GTA V physical and the amount of DVDs is ridiculous. It took forever to install it. Much quicker just downloading it. I think the lack of support of blu-ray games on PC accelerated the death of physical PC games.

Diablo 3 was the last physical format I have ever purchase and I can tell you now, I do NOT miss physical gaming at all and when this gen start, I went digital and never look back. Believe me, I was a pro physical gamer but too much stuff was getting in the way in my house and digital makes my gaming life much easier and I still own my games, despite it's all digital.

To be honest, I still use my DVD drive install into my PC just in case if I find any older PC games that you can only find in physical. Never hurts to have it install in my PC after all.

After building my own computer, 2012-2013 I think, I have never had a DVD drive. Do wonder if I should get an external blu-ray one to copy my blu-rays over to PC...

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I Fully support any company moving away from physical copies. Its just pointless garbage generation at this point

haven't bought a physical copy of a game in years. i think Total War Shogun 2 was the last PC game I bought a physical copy of.

It'd beUncharted 4 on consoles but i've switched to buying digital on there as well, even though its more expensive and prevents reselling of games.

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#11 Yams1980
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if its only digital i think i'll wait a while before i get the game. my internets trash, and as far as i know fibre is at least 1+ years from coming to my area. The games gonna be like 100+ gb probably.

I'd gladly pay 10 dollars more for a bluray version of the game. 100gb is my entire monthly bandwidth limit.

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I fully despise any broadband company that puts on any data caps under 1TB a month.

FFS. Here's your faster internet! But you can only use it x amount!

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#13 the_bi99man
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Last physical disc copy of a game I bought was Bioshock Infinite. Even then, I'd already gone mostly digital, and only got the physical copy because I preordered and got the collector's edition with alternate box art. Looks awesome. Also, I still didn't even install off the discs. Just registered the CD key on steam and downloaded. Faster than physical install.

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#14 urbangamez
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sad to see it end this way but evolution must continue

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#15 npiet1
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I haven't bought a physical PC game in at least a decade (I was still getting pocket money), except for Quake 2 from the op-shop in mint condition a few months ago.