GTA V on PC delayed for polish

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As we already know, GTA V is being remastered for the new gen consoles and finally coming in November. PC gamers, however, get to wait a few extra months before they too come to be annoyed by Trevor and his recklessness, and the overbearing repetition of the N word. Why must they wait so long? Rockstar has the answers.

“We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon,” Rockstar said on its official blog.

“We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.”

I’m okay with that if it means that the PC version ends up being a decent port – unlike the mess that GTA IV was when it was first released on PC. It took months of patches to turn that un-optimised mess into something that didn’t melt PCs – but in the end it was worth it for the plethora of ingenious mods that took the base game and transformed it in to all manner of things, including a Watch Dogs rip off.

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At the very least though, this time GTA on PC will be released without the bane of being tied to Games for Windows live, so that’s already something in its favour.

Tell us, PC gamers. Are you excited to muck about and cause havoc n Los Santos in this remastered, higher res (and therefore more fun!) version of GTA?

Last Updated: September 16, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’m not excited for it & I can’t figure out why, which makes me a bit sad because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the others I’ve played & looked forward to all of them being released. I even preordered the last 2 of them. It just seems like too little too late maybe.

    • You should be man. You would love it.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I know, and I’d expect myself to be excited for it, but I’m just not. I see GTAV as a big middle finger from Rockstar to my preferred platform. I actually don’t buy the polish story, what I see is new console versions being released in time for Xmas & the PC version being released later… again… to allow for increased, and yes more profitable, console sales over the holiday period.

        • A fiver

          I couldn’t agree more. Traditionally, games ported to PC are cheaper. The problem is, by the time this hits PC, the next GTA is halfway there. Especially if the PC introduction occurs in 2015 as announced. There is no need for “polish”. Any well built gaming rig could handle it, if not better than either console.
          Sounds to me like a corporate excuse to extract every dollar they can on the console gamer end.
          They (Rockstar, Microsoft, and Sony) are more concerned about the game being ported to PC because of, well, hacking. If this is the case, just let it go. Better to have 20k hack accounts while the game still has a community than no community at all. Release the game on PC from the minute it is launched on console!
          There is a high ratio of people in the gaming community that will torrent a game if only to make sure they aren’t wasting there money. A test run.
          As games are becoming more expensive, and wages lower, this is going to happen. Don’t put out rushed/hyped content, and nobody will borrow it for a test run. In any case, regardless of how Internet Piracy is perceived, look up a few lines. We’re tired of dropping ridiculous amounts of money on 2 days of entertainment.

    • JJ the Reus

      You’re used to being Trevor?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I don’t take perfection for granted.

    • HisDivineOrder

      You probably know that Saints Row is now The Real Deal. Don’t blame you. Saints Row supports PC, day and date. It’s more fun. It’s wilder. It takes the action simulator and ramps it up. It has Gat and Kinzie.

      Kinzie.

      Yeah, we don’t need GTA. We gots Saints Row.

  • TGS Babay (Umar)

    “(and therefore more fun!)” – Not sure if sarcastic 😛

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    EN EWE GA GA EE TEE

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Ask me when it is Steam sale time if I am excited…..

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Which one? Daily sale, weekly sale, midweek sale, weekend sale, publisher sale or seasonal sale?

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        The one where GTA5 is 75% off…

        XD

        • Hammersteyn

          CHEAPSKATE!

          • Indeed! Haha. And they wonder why it ships to consoles when just 2 platforms can bring in over a billion dollars in less time than it takes a girl to be disappointed in Trevor. *Runs

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Bwahahahaha

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It made a billion dollars instantaneously?

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            More like a billion soldiers died prematurely…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            There’s a cannon fodder joke in there somewhere.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Cannon? Ok, if you say so 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I was being modest.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin
          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            BUT FIRST I WANNA TAKE ANOTHER SELFIE!

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            XDXDXDXDXD

          • Boom? I suppose so…

          • HAHAHAHA 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Nah, just not gonna reward them for forgetting about us

        • JJ the Reus

          I must agree with you. Rockstar didn’t want to give us the game on release and now they expect us to pay full price for an old game. No way.

      • JJ the Reus

        Boooom

    • Hammersteyn

      2016?

    • L337J1MB0B

      You have perfectly illustrated why PC gets it last.

      • What you said.

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        WHY should they get my love if they neglect me? I’d rather give to charity

        • Hammersteyn

          Said every PC gamer ever?

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            If we got it the SAME day, with the SAME level of quality testing done, no bugs/performance issues / crappy porting, THEN, and just THEN I’d be happy to pay full price

          • JJ the Reus

            Same here. I’ve waited over a year, I’m willing to wait another year until it’s $10 or $5

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Five dorrars or GTFO

            😛

            JK, I’m sure it is worth $10

          • JJ the Reus

            I’m sure it’s worth more, but they screwed us over. I’ll be buying it because I want to try it out, not because I can’t go without it.

          • Hammersteyn

            I bet there’s servers issues day one as well anyways

          • JJ the Reus

            With Rockstar there always is.

          • Brian Murphy

            Precisely.

          • MakeItLegal

            THIS

          • Alex

            I hear that a lot of the ‘master race’, but even if GTA5 was released at the same time as consoles with all those checks people would still wait for sales or think of another excuse.

          • JJ the Reus

            Keep telling yourself that.

  • MakeItLegal

    well , i am super stoked that 30 ppl on-line roaming , also i rate rock star delay it because $$$$$ , they hoping pc gamers cave and buy a shitbox or ps4

  • MakeItLegal

    i hope the pricing is fair , will be a preorder for me

  • MakeItLegal

    i see the pre order price for pc is R699.00…now thats concerning for me

    http://www.btgames.co.za/po/poinfo.asp?A15890

    • Mossel

      Yeah same with Dragon Age: Inquisition. R699 at Origin. Are we paying console prices now?!
      EDIT: That is the digital deluxe edition. Standard is R599. Still hectic though.

      • JJ the Reus

        There’s no way I’m paying that for a game that’s over a year old.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Rockstar did the same when they released Max Payne 3, they said it was priced higher than normal because it’s a “premium title”.

        • MakeItLegal

          max payne still pauses by itself , weather i am on laptop or on pc , i have to stream it from pc to laptop to play a game that came out 2 years ago…makes me wonder about GTA V

        • JJ the Reus

          And don’t even get me started on that Rockstar Social Club Kak.

          • MakeItLegal

            oh ya…that headache too

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Fuck that crap too. What is the point of it? You get more out of uplay or origin than that worthless piece of rubbish that prevents you from playing a game unless you log into it and otherwise does……. nothing.

          • JJ the Reus

            Agreed. I’d rather log into Origin and Uplay to play a single game than see that piece of shit pop up.

      • MakeItLegal

        so on origin for instance , we not paying for the disc , the transport of the disc the mark ups of all the people involved , therefore origin , i mean ea is making R200 buck extra profit straight ? and people wonder why the fuck we wait for specials

        honestly , they will cause the next big game crash , ppl are tired of being ripped off !!! dont u get it !

      • MakeItLegal

        R699 for pc version of fifa for preorder – again , why ?

        https://www.origin.com/en-za/store/buy/fifa-15/pc-download/base-game/ultimate-edition

      • Viking Of Science

        Digital pre-orders for PC titles have been $60 (approx. R600) for a good while now, even on Steam…. It doesn’t matter, really, who pre-orders PC anything? There’s no point.

    • Hammersteyn

      That’s still less than PS4 games. Destiny was R660 though.

      • What’s that? 660 reasons to be let down?

        • Hammersteyn

          LOL! Only if it cost more than R750 (The score was 7.5)

        • Mossel

          Boom!

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    Now watch as it releases crappy anyway. Any takers the port is gonna be bad?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I wouldn’t take that bet, MP3 was bad. So much for the mythical Rockstar quality.

      • MP3 was the best they ever did on any of their games, game worked fine for me albeit patch 1.0.0.17 causing BSODs when I first got it but the game still runs well.

      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        So sad

  • When I first read this I thought it mean they were delaying it for this kinda polish but I was wrong

  • Ryanza

    Polish, my ass. Rockstar will never, hear me now, Rockstar will never release GTA on consoles and on PC at the same time.

    Consoles is where Rockstar makes their money. And PC is where all the fun happens with mods.

  • Asturias_Knytt

    Don’t know why PC gamers are annoyed. I’m just pissed that the game is coming out in Novemeber instead of next month for the PS4. The ol’ PS4 is getting a tad dusty…

  • Brian Murphy

    They had 6 extra months to polish the PC version, which I was ok with. Now being 3 additional months beyond the PS4/One version, Rockstar can go fuck themselves. Steam sale, at the absolute most.

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  • Marc O Polo

    I preordered the collectors edition(R850) for my ps3, getting a PS4 as a gift next month and seriously considering buying it again(even if at full price). spent about 90hrs getting my 100% and have played more than 100hrs of online, call it 200hrs all together, that’s R4..25 an hour for entertainment. cant even get a beer for that.

    and to all the ppl bitching about console being released first, its more profitable so what do u expect them to do?

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