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News GTA IV delayed until Q2 2008

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Aug 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    why did they stop making these for the PC? :(
     
  3. ArtificialHero

    ArtificialHero We were just punking him sir!

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    Aww, this sucks. Very upset. Although I'm more used to the idea of GTA coming out in the summer, silver lining I suppose. AH
     
  4. phat-ant

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    hehe too bad, and im with hells_bliss come on show the pc some more loving.
     
  5. devdevil85

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    I would've loved this: "The PC release date is Oct 16th 07, but the console release date is gonna be March 08 cause PCs rule!" hehe that would never happen....
     
  6. Flyingsheep

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    PC gamers are being forgotten.
     
  7. AFX

    AFX "Bling" Silver Mountain 2

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    I don't think they have ever released a PC version with the first launch. but they always manage to get one out a few months after.
     
  8. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    i knew this would get delayed. so much for the trailers that play everyday at currys
     
  9. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    as long as they do it right i don't mind waiting.....
     
  10. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    That's not far from the truth.

    Bindi said the other day that the day's of PC gaming are numbered, and that future games will be "Ports" from console games. Now that consoles have closed the performance gap the developers will increase their revenue by targeting the masses.

    PC Gamers have always been a minority but we know how much better we have it, provided your prepared to spend the pengas on a decent system.
     
  11. Brett89

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    I'm kind of glad for the delay, it'll give me time to save up the money to buy a 360 or PS3. But if I already had one I'd be VERY disheartened.
     
  12. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Yea, but that was true with the ps2 as well...

    PC's will quickly leap out in front again. Problem is this time do they feel the need to follow or are they happy working with the consoles...
     
  13. Hells_Bliss

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    i don't know why they don't make the games for the PC's and then port to the console...we'd all be happy. the masses still have good games, gamers get better quality product.
     
  14. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Don't really see how that would make a difference, GTA has always been a console title that has been ported over to the PC, I don't see how making it the other way round would make things any better at all seeing as the PC gaming market is dwarfed by the console market.
     
  15. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    i thought that III and VC were pc first? or did i hallucinate that?
     
  16. Hells_Bliss

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    no, they were ps2 first.

    I was speaking in general terms, not just GTA :)
     
  17. bluesuedeshoes

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    The reason any game dev does what it does is based on money. There are simply more console gamers out there so its wise for any business to optimize there product (i.e. spend the most time and money) perfecting the product that is going to the widest audience. Theres swings and roundabouts with both console and PC gaming. There are certain types of game which work better on both sorts of system, I'd never play an RTS on a console and I'd never play a beat 'em up on a PC. PC's won't get left behind because they'll always be teams like Crytek willing to lead on the PC and with Sony saying the PS3 is going to have a 10 year life cycle I can't see PC gaming being allowed by devs to be hampered by decade old tech. Besides the console manufacturers want devs to push the limits with PC tech because it means they know the techniques required when they launch their next all singing and next gen system. Its the circle of life!!!
     
  18. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    "but actually the technological limitations of the console. "

    Which one?
     
  19. SNIPERMikeUK

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    To PS3 or not to PS3!!!

    Well this will make a large dent in the sony profits over the christmas period, the ps3 sales will be affected by this move..... Even if it was to be the most incomplete version. Only time will tell if sony can pull something out of the bag in-time for the end of year rush? (with the elite halo3 and the well priced wii and mario galaxy?)
     
  20. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Indeed October looked a great month to buy a PS3 with GTA, GT5 pro and new PES out, now I do not think I will buy one :brrr:
     
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