NKD wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 01:01:
Many people have a problem with Rockstar's triple dip monetization strategy. They release it for last-gen consoles right at the end of the console cycle. Then they re-release it a year later for current-gen consoles (still at full price with no discount for people who bought the game previously), and then several months later release another version for the PC, again, effectively at full price minus the usual PC discount schemes if you pre-order sight unseen. Keep in mind that throughout this process there is no early confirmation that next-gen or PC versions are even being made, because they want everyone to buy the last-gen version rather than wait for their preferred version. We have people on this very site who have already purchased the game twice and will be purchasing it a 3rd time, all at essentially full price. So even here, their scam is working.
You're a loon.
1. Development started four or five years ago, long before the next gen consoles had been announced.
2. They built and released the games for the consoles that were out at the time. That's logical.
3. The new consoles came out, and people were clamoring for the game on the new consoles, so they built it. Could it have been planned that way? Probably, but who cares? What are they supposed to do, miss out on an entire year of sales? Could have/should have they built it for PCs at the same time? Probably, but it is what it is. As for triple dipping, I don't really see much overlap between people that buy it for PS4 and PC gamers.
I have a Windows PC so that I can play the latest games with the best experience possible. I do not have a Windows PC so that I can buy 2 year old games at full price with an HD texture pack, and most likely, shitty performance. If I wanted that, I'd be using a fucking Mac or Linux. If a company is not making PC a priority, it's not a company I want to support, period. Other companies have managed to release quality titles for PC at the same time as their console counterparts, why can't Rockstar? I purchased a used copy of GTA V for PS3, and I don't intend to get the PC version until it's on some bargain bin Steam sale.
I'd love to hear how you think the game will not push your top end PC in it's current form. PS4 is a midrange PC already, and if you increase the draw distance in GTAV, add some AA, throw it on a 1440P monitor (or triple-screen it), your top end PC will be plenty stressed. And the game will look fantastic to boot.
I'm starting to wonder when exactly it was the people here stopped caring about the PC as a platform. Any remotely hype title comes along and all sins are forgiven and the $60 transactions start to flow. If you're purchasing a sloppy port and an HD texture pack for $60, you really lose a lot of that moral high ground when it comes to bitching about other titles being ripoffs.
You're crazy. This title is one of the highest rated titles in gaming history, but you're expecting people to be PC snobs because the game isn't "pure?" And, like Skyrim, this game is going to give you literally 100s of hours of play. It's your perogative to wait for a Steam sale, but there aren't many other games out there that offer this bang for the buck.
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