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Exkabewbikadid

GTA IV for PC

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All major GTA releases have either started on the PC or found their way to the PC after the console release (the only exceptions being the PSP/PS2 Stories). This has proven to greatly extend the shelf lives of these games via community modding and other customizations that are not possible with the console versions.

 

So, will Rockstar continue the tried-and-true tradition of bringing GTA to the PC some months after the intial console release? Or will they overlook this market as a result of the hot coffee debacle or some other reason?

 

Passing on the PC version would effectively amputate a huge part of the fanbase and thereby greatly reduce the shelf life and continued sales of the game. I'd personally like to believe Rockstar are smart enough business people not to be throwing a valuable PC market away like that.

 

First poll

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I'm can guarantee that they will, usually they come right out and say "There will be no pc version of GTA [x]", and of course they always end up releasing it for PC (excluding the mobile story games - liberty and vice stories). They haven't said anything about the pc version for this game (including denying that a version will be released), so I'd guess it most likely is.

 

It's just that they want console versions to sell, so they release the PC version eons later so that people will buy the console version rather then going with the PC - which offers modding, and is subject to more widespread piracy. So after about a 6 months or a year we'll get it on the PC - so probably something like May-June 2008.

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I believe that there will be a PC version. GTA4 is a BIG release with a new character, new gaming engine (which screams to the PC to say, play me tounge.gif ) better graphics etc...

 

It will come to the PC. The prices for console games are expensive compared to the PC.

 

Piracy for games have been going on for years. You can get the pirated games for consoles and PC's. It doesn't matter one way or another.

 

I'm hoping that this website below is true, look down for the PC version and look at the date. No price for it yet. The website is not in English and I can't read it but take a look.

 

PC version????????

 

GTA started on PC and should continue with it

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I think it will one day arrive to the pc, but sometime in late 2008, beginning 2009.

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I think it will one day arrive to the pc, but sometime in late 2008, beginning 2009.

2009, No way, thats too long, at least 6 months or below 2008

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I think it will on May 2008.

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I think it will one day arrive to the pc, but sometime in late 2008, beginning 2009.

2009, No way, thats too long, at least 6 months or below 2008

You have to keep in mind that Rockstar want this game to sell as much as it can for a long period on the PS3 and XBOX 360, once the sales begin to drop, then will be the perfect moment for a PC release to boost sales back up, and the reason i said 2009 is becuase if this game sells alot (which it will) then the sale drop wont be sooner than fall 2008.

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

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I think it will one day arrive to the pc, but sometime in late 2008, beginning 2009.

2009, No way, thats too long, at least 6 months or below 2008

You have to keep in mind that Rockstar want this game to sell as much as it can for a long period on the PS3 and XBOX 360, once the sales begin to drop, then will be the perfect moment for a PC release to boost sales back up, and the reason i said 2009 is becuase if this game sells alot (which it will) then the sale drop wont be sooner than fall 2008.

I think an even bigger factor that could potentially push the PC version back further would be the exclusive content that Microsoft is fronting $25m for each episode. I certainly hope it doesn't delay or kill the release of the PC version. Logically, PC sales of the game should in no way interfere with Microsoft's sales of the two episodes, I just hope they see it that way too.

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i probaly wont get a ps3 untill the summer of next year so they better release a pc verson. confused.gif

 

can you buy a ps2/3 controler which works on the pc. notify.gif

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ...

 

w/e

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ...

biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif GTA 4 will need DX10 to play biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

 

LOL...

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Ikonik

I'm sayin' february 2008, march tops

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ...

Now which mad son of a fcuk face come up with a DX10? What I'm trying to say, fcuk face, is that you PROBABLY need Vista to play GTA IV, it's not about the DAMN sales, IS IT NOW?! Oh, and one more thing, when someone posts a reply or topic, why do u mad c**ts have to take the piss outta other people, what, do u have a grudge against them that they're gonna post something that you can't even think of or they can type better than you, is that it? This is something I can't cope with!! mad.gif

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ...

biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif GTA 4 will need DX10 to play biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

 

LOL...

tounge.gif n00b, GTA IV will need at least DX 11.0c to work colgate.gifbiggrin.gif

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PC - Action/Adventure

 

SA PC dates was 3-6 months after ps2 version, but their was a delay causing it to be a year behind.

 

just hope for a 3 month window.

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ...

Now which mad son of a fcuk face come up with a DX10? What I'm trying to say, fcuk face, is that you PROBABLY need Vista to play GTA IV, it's not about the DAMN sales, IS IT NOW?!

Chill out dude, don`t insult me ... I didn`t insulted you ... And yes it is about the damn sales, R* wants money, what`s better ? sell a game for a OS that has 100 users or for one that has 1000 users ?

 

It`s all about the bejamins ...

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And yes it is about the damn sales, R* wants money, what`s better ? sell a game for a OS that has 100 users or for one that has 1000 users ?

 

It`s all about the bejamins ...

i dont think so. if they were in it for just the money, theyd make gta a half assed or at most a half decent series. but no, every couple years, they better themselves, always giving us more than we want. they care about US, the customer. but they may also just be doing that so that well keep buying their games, so i dunno. monocle.gif

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ...

Now which mad son of a fcuk face come up with a DX10? What I'm trying to say, fcuk face, is that you PROBABLY need Vista to play GTA IV, it's not about the DAMN sales, IS IT NOW?!

Chill out dude, don`t insult me ... I didn`t insulted you ... And yes it is about the damn sales, R* wants money, what`s better ? sell a game for a OS that has 100 users or for one that has 1000 users ?

 

It`s all about the bejamins ...

Chill out? Well, you shouldnt have started THIS(Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ) conversation with me in the first place. Think before you let out remarks which do offend people so they can fight back and get their own back, si? Anyways, I will chill out.

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ...

Now which mad son of a fcuk face come up with a DX10? What I'm trying to say, fcuk face, is that you PROBABLY need Vista to play GTA IV, it's not about the DAMN sales, IS IT NOW?!

Chill out dude, don`t insult me ... I didn`t insulted you ... And yes it is about the damn sales, R* wants money, what`s better ? sell a game for a OS that has 100 users or for one that has 1000 users ?

 

It`s all about the bejamins ...

Chill out? Well, you shouldnt have started THIS(Oh God! You won`t need Vista to play it, Vista sales are low comparing to XP sales ... You`ll probably need XP + SP 2 ( or 3 ), I think it will run on Vista but on XP too ... The next thing to say is that "GTA 4 will need DX10 to play " Glad you didn`t said that ) conversation with me in the first place. Think before you let out remarks which do offend people so they can fight back and get their own back, si? Anyways, I will chill out.

i actually read that theyre gonna stop selling xp! that sux. anyways, its just a rumour, so... if they do, ill kill bill gates die.giflol.gif anyways, i think vista is too complicated and hard to control, whereas xp (which im running) is and always will be windows king. rah.gif

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GycuBrun

GTA IV will work on Vista too, but it will work on XP ... All I`m saying is that GTA 4 won`t need only Vista ... On XP with a decent gfx card, GTA will fly, also on Vista ...

 

 

Think before you let out remarks which do offend people

 

Now tell me where the f*ck in my posts ( this topic only ) I offended people ?

 

 

Anyways, I will chill out.

 

Ok.

 

Argue Closed.

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Damn a new PC thread, you know what that means ? Yep we are going to have to start explaining the facts of life to console kiddies again when they come in here. Ho well I am up for it biggrin.gif

 

 

i dont think so. if they were in it for just the money, theyd make gta a half assed or at most a half decent series.

 

If they were just in it to make a decent game they would never have partially ditched the PC and gone dry humping Sony and MS. It is all about money like Gycuburn said. However I don't think that excludes the possibility of this game being Vista only.

 

Much has been said about the 50 mill for the downloadable content, but not much has been said about this "strategic alliance" that Rockstar are supposed to have with MS now (hell when you say strategic alliance out loud it sounds as if Rockstar and MS are about to invade poland or something tounge.gif ). I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to kindly convince Rockstar to make it Vista only, hell they need to do something to shift that god awful operating system.

 

 

i actually read that theyre gonna stop selling xp!

 

The actual situation is that many system builders have started OFFERING XP again instead of vista lol. Vista is the new Windows Millenium the only way MS will get it accepted is by shoving it down users throats. We can already see them trying to do that by releasing Halo 2 and Shadowrun as Vista only games. These two games DO NOT need any of the features in Vista and this have been proven because with a few hacks you can get both of them to run on XP.

 

Right all we need now is a console kiddie to come in and go "blah blah consolez rockerz blah blah" bring em on baby.

 

 

 

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Damn a new PC thread, you know what that means ? Yep we are going to have to start explaining the facts of life to console kiddies again when they come in here. Ho well I am up for it biggrin.gif

 

 

i dont think so. if they were in it for just the money, theyd make gta a half assed or at most a half decent series.

 

If they were just in it to make a decent game they would never have partially ditched the PC and gone dry humping Sony and MS. It is all about money like Gycuburn said. However I don't think that excludes the possibility of this game being Vista only.

 

Much has been said about the 50 mill for the downloadable content, but not much has been said about this "strategic alliance" that Rockstar are supposed to have with MS now (hell when you say strategic alliance out loud it sounds as if Rockstar and MS are about to invade poland or something tounge.gif ). I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to kindly convince Rockstar to make it Vista only, hell they need to do something to shift that god awful operating system.

 

 

i actually read that theyre gonna stop selling xp!

 

The actual situation is that many system builders have started OFFERING XP again instead of vista lol. Vista is the new Windows Millenium the only way MS will get it accepted is by shoving it down users throats. We can already see them trying to do that by releasing Halo 2 and Shadowrun as Vista only games. These two games DO NOT need any of the features in Vista and this have been proven because with a few hacks you can get both of them to run on XP.

 

Right all we need now is a console kiddie to come in and go "blah blah consolez rockerz blah blah" bring em on baby.

y u rippin' me apart for? i like the pc!

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Damn a new PC thread, you know what that means ?  Yep we are going to have to start explaining the facts of life to console kiddies again when they come in here.  Ho well I am up for it  biggrin.gif

 

 

i dont think so. if they were in it for just the money, theyd make gta a half assed or at most a half decent series.

 

If they were just in it to make a decent game they would never have partially ditched the PC and gone dry humping Sony and MS. It is all about money like Gycuburn said. However I don't think that excludes the possibility of this game being Vista only.

 

Much has been said about the 50 mill for the downloadable content, but not much has been said about this "strategic alliance" that Rockstar are supposed to have with MS now (hell when you say strategic alliance out loud it sounds as if Rockstar and MS are about to invade poland or something tounge.gif ). I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to kindly convince Rockstar to make it Vista only, hell they need to do something to shift that god awful operating system.

 

 

i actually read that theyre gonna stop selling xp!

 

The actual situation is that many system builders have started OFFERING XP again instead of vista lol. Vista is the new Windows Millenium the only way MS will get it accepted is by shoving it down users throats. We can already see them trying to do that by releasing Halo 2 and Shadowrun as Vista only games. These two games DO NOT need any of the features in Vista and this have been proven because with a few hacks you can get both of them to run on XP.

 

Right all we need now is a console kiddie to come in and go "blah blah consolez rockerz blah blah" bring em on baby.

Oh crap, don't you start on the Downloadable Cotent! Theres already a war raging on in the XBOX 360 VS PS3 forum, I'm sly.gif a participant in that topic. BACK to this topic, there will not be a PC version of GTA IV, so you're gonna have to get an Xbox 360 and make proper use out of ot, not the PS3 cuz it stinks, simple as plus the PC was NOT designed for gaming although you can cuz little billy thinks it's tight on you lot, but I despite gaming on the PC, so I only use Emails, internet, trailers of all kinds and forums.

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y u rippin' me apart for? i like the pc!

lol I am not ripping you apart Ikonik. We are having a debate about whether GTA 4 will be Vista only. I picked some points out that you made so I could post my feelings on them that is all. You only get ripped apart in here if you go "Conzolez Rulez > PCz"

 

 

there will not be a PC version of GTA IV, so you're gonna have to get an Xbox 360 and make proper use out of ot, not the PS3 cuz it stinks, simple as plus the PC was NOT designed for gaming although you can cuz little billy thinks it's tight on you lot, but I despite gaming on the PC

 

Now watch Gycuburn rip this guy apart. Hell he can't even speak english, I think he meant to use the word despise instead of despite. On and congratulations Fes_2006 for being the first console kiddie to post in here. Your prize is several much needed brain cells.

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y u rippin' me apart for? i like the pc!

lol I am not ripping you apart Ikonik. We are having a debate about whether GTA 4 will be Vista only. I picked some points out that you made so I could post my feelings on them that is all. You only get ripped apart in here if you go "Conzolez Rulez > PCz"

i think consoles=pcs

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Oh crap, don't you start on the Downloadable Cotent! Theres already a war raging on in the XBOX 360 VS PS3 forum, I'm sly.gif a participant in that topic. BACK to this topic, there will not be a PC version of GTA IV, so you're gonna have to get an Xbox 360 and make proper use out of ot, not the PS3 cuz it stinks, simple as plus the PC was NOT designed for gaming although you can cuz little billy thinks it's tight on you lot, but I despite gaming on the PC, so I only use Emails, internet, trailers of all kinds and forums.

Okay Fes_2006 if PC's are so "crap" at games then answer these questions :-

 

1) Why is it the PC has the best version of Fear with higher resolution graphics, blistering frame rates and smooth gameplay, compared to the PS3/360 version which drops frames every 5 seconds ?.

 

2) Why is it the PC can play Oblivion at higher resolutions and better frame rates than the PS3/360 ?

 

3) Why is it the PC can play Rainbow 6 - Las Vegas at a higher resolution and better frame rates than the PS3/360 ?

 

I should also point out that those three games are all running on just 1 core of a duo 2 core.

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Oh crap, don't you start on the Downloadable Cotent! Theres already a war raging on in the XBOX 360 VS PS3 forum, I'm sly.gif a participant in that topic. BACK to this topic, there will not be a PC version of GTA IV, so you're gonna have to get an Xbox 360 and make proper use out of ot, not the PS3 cuz it stinks, simple as plus the PC was NOT designed for gaming although you can cuz little billy thinks it's tight on you lot, but I despite gaming on the PC, so I only use Emails, internet, trailers of all kinds and forums.

Okay Fes_2006 if PC's are so "crap" at games then answer these questions :-

 

1) Why is it the PC has the best version of Fear with higher resolution graphics, blistering frame rates and smooth gameplay, compared to the PS3/360 version which drops frames every 5 seconds ?.

 

2) Why is it the PC can play Oblivion at higher resolutions and better frame rates than the PS3/360 ?

 

3) Why is it the PC can play Rainbow 6 - Las Vegas at a higher resolution and better frame rates than the PS3/360 ?

 

I should also point out that those three games are all running on just 1 core of a duo 2 core.

pc has Rainbow 6 vegas? sweet!

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GTA IV to the PC? I'd say there's a 50-50 chance there and if it did come out on the PC, you would probably need Windows Vista to play it on, e.g. Shadowrun can only be played on vista unless theres a hack so you can play it on XP.

As posted in the previous thread, Shadowrun has apparently been cracked to run on XP.

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/gaming/news/...acked-For-XP/p1

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Oh crap, don't you start on the Downloadable Cotent! Theres already a war raging on in the XBOX 360 VS PS3 forum, I'm sly.gif a participant in that topic. BACK to this topic, there will not be a PC version of GTA IV, so you're gonna have to get an Xbox 360 and make proper use out of ot, not the PS3 cuz it stinks, simple as plus the PC was NOT designed for gaming although you can cuz little billy thinks it's tight on you lot, but I despite gaming on the PC, so I only use Emails, internet, trailers of all kinds and forums.

Okay Fes_2006 if PC's are so "crap" at games then answer these questions :-

 

1) Why is it the PC has the best version of Fear with higher resolution graphics, blistering frame rates and smooth gameplay, compared to the PS3/360 version which drops frames every 5 seconds ?.

 

2) Why is it the PC can play Oblivion at higher resolutions and better frame rates than the PS3/360 ?

 

3) Why is it the PC can play Rainbow 6 - Las Vegas at a higher resolution and better frame rates than the PS3/360 ?

 

I should also point out that those three games are all running on just 1 core of a duo 2 core.

pc has Rainbow 6 vegas? sweet!

Rainbow Six Vegas Was released for

 

PC: 12th December 2006

XBOX360: November 20th 2006

PS3: June 26th 2007

PSP: June 12th 2007

 

The PC version was released more than half a year before the PS3 ...

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