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#1 3 weeks ago

 

It looks amazing.

Sucks they haven't announced for PC and I won't get to play it before then. 




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#2 3 weeks ago

It looks alright. Nothing strikes me as particularly interesting about the trailer. Same themes as the original, just swapped around. Hopefully they won't make the world as empty as GTA V. A bit of interaction would be nice. 




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#3 3 weeks ago
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Hopefully they won't make the world as empty as GTA V. 

Given the setting, don't expect too much from that.


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#4 3 weeks ago
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Posted by Serio

Hopefully they won't make the world as empty as GTA V. 

Given the setting, don't expect too much from that.

Counterpoint; Assassin's Creed Origins is one of the busiest open worlds, despite basically being focused all around a river in a desert. Rockstar could learn a thing or two from them. Make the world unique, interesting to explore, full of quests.




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#5 3 weeks ago

Looks nice, don't really like companies that go the console exclusive route though, prefer to choose my own gaming platform instead.




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#6 3 weeks ago
Posted by MrFancypants

Looks nice, don't really like companies that go the console exclusive route though, prefer to choose my own gaming platform instead.

I'll repost something I posted over at ERA.



Rockstar (and Take-Two) know that people want the game on PC. They aren't stupid. They see how much money they've made on it on PC and see how popular GTA V still is on PC. While it is never been explicitly confirmed, the fact that RDR has never come PC or modern consoles (beyond Backwards comp which requires no editing of the code) was due to the supposed clusterfuck state of the game code. If they thought it was worth the investment and they could make a profit off it they would have released it. It wasn't worth it financially for them to invest the time and resources to get the game one modern consoles or PC.


Their track record is 100% purely what will make them money. Not some money, not enough money, all the money. They'll settle for nothing less. History has shown them that a lot of people are willing to buy the same game twice (or 3 times) so there is no incentive at all for them to release it day/date (or even announce) a PC version with the console version because they know full well they can hold off on it, announce it 6 months or a year down the line and still sell millions of copies to people who've already bought it on console. If they were to announce it too soon or at the same time, those same people are only going to buy it once and they can't have that.


Is it annoying and frustrating? Sure. Are we "owed" a PC version? No. They will make the versions they want to make in order to make a profit and no amount of petitions, negative PR and internet forum complaining is going to change that fact. They know that everyone who does the "I hate Rockstar!", "I'll never buy another Rockstar Game again", etc... will be the first in line to pre-order the PC version as soon as they can.




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#7 3 weeks ago

Also keep in mind that PC may not be the most profitable platform. You don't have the same tendency for impulse purchases, as there are all these considerations with performance, quality of the port, DRM, etc.


Now, since it's a Rockstar game, there's no doubt that it would still sell like hotcakes - even after the controversy with GTA 5. But from a business perspective, it may make more sense to wait and see how the game does on two major platforms before porting it to another one.




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#8 3 weeks ago
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Posted by MrFancypants

Looks nice, don't really like companies that go the console exclusive route though, prefer to choose my own gaming platform instead.

I'll repost something I posted over at ERA.



Rockstar (and Take-Two) know that people want the game on PC. They aren't stupid. They see how much money they've made on it on PC and see how popular GTA V still is on PC. While it is never been explicitly confirmed, the fact that RDR has never come PC or modern consoles (beyond Backwards comp which requires no editing of the code) was due to the supposed clusterfuck state of the game code. If they thought it was worth the investment and they could make a profit off it they would have released it. It wasn't worth it financially for them to invest the time and resources to get the game one modern consoles or PC.


Their track record is 100% purely what will make them money. Not some money, not enough money, all the money. They'll settle for nothing less. History has shown them that a lot of people are willing to buy the same game twice (or 3 times) so there is no incentive at all for them to release it day/date (or even announce) a PC version with the console version because they know full well they can hold off on it, announce it 6 months or a year down the line and still sell millions of copies to people who've already bought it on console. If they were to announce it too soon or at the same time, those same people are only going to buy it once and they can't have that.


Is it annoying and frustrating? Sure. Are we "owed" a PC version? No. They will make the versions they want to make in order to make a profit and no amount of petitions, negative PR and internet forum complaining is going to change that fact. They know that everyone who does the "I hate Rockstar!", "I'll never buy another Rockstar Game again", etc... will be the first in line to pre-order the PC version as soon as they can.






Maybe it wasn't viable, although it seems to have been viable for many other games they made. If you read about it, the game was developed on a PC, so the codebase idea is probably propaganda.






Last part of your post gets into passive-aggressive fanboy talk though, have no real interest in debating that.


edit: a good recent example that gamers don't have to take it up the butt all of the time is the cancellation of Nvidia geforce partner program after quite a bit of negative publicity




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