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faizanali1997 Nov 21, 12
Please someone tell me that This game SUPPORTS GLOBAL ILLUMINATION PLEASE PLEASE
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DedValve Nov 21, 12
Cartridges where never considered outdated, cds where at the time a cheaper and more effective alternative. Just compare re2 n64 to psx the graphics drop from cartridge to cd was pretty big.

And GTA for the 360 will just add multiple discs like most games these days.
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harbin Nov 21, 12
Even then the GameCube was atleast on par with the PS2 in terms of specs and not that far behind the Xbox in terms of sales. The only thing that limited the GameCube was the amount of data that would be stored on the discs.

Thing is, Sony is the only console that can support a high disc capacity, although the Wii U would bring it inline almost. The 360 still relies on normal DVDs since they tried the HD-DVD and that flopped. The only way GTA would be ported on to that console is if it has multiple installation discs or via digital download, unless Microsoft buy a license to use Bluray in their 720... assuming the PS4 and the 720 are out by release date... then there is that Ouya thing, but I'm not even sure if people bother with that. It only has 8Gb onboard storage.

The funny thing with the N64 was at the time the cartridges were considered outdated, but now look at them. SD cards are better than the optical disc now, hence there is a reason why the Vita uses a cartridge. Capacity of it has increased dramatically and there is a read speed advantage. Hell there even started to hit the terabytes with them.
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DedValve Nov 21, 12
harbin91 the only reason Nintendo never got a console GTA wasn't because of it's family friendly nature or they wouldn't have had games like Resident Evil GC, manhunt, eternal darkness, fatal frame, etc. In fact the Wii had the most horror games out of the 3 consoles this generation.

The main reason was that during the GC era Nintendo lost almost all third party support as opposed to Sony and Microsoft and in the Wii era they where using extremely outdated technology. No way GTA4 could run on a wii. Now another dilemma is that this game has been in development long before they knew of WiiU's existence so it's up to them if they want to spend the extra manpower porting it over and if their still deciding on PC then the WiiU is even further down the line.
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ButchSmudge Nov 21, 12
quote TheBeardedMan
Seems a bit of a coincidence when they mention Apple now and there's an iMac in their second trailer.
I would jizz if it get a Mac release.
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BlackLabel Nov 21, 12
quote harbin91
quote BlackLabel
The shadow work and lighting in that screenshot is incredible, the characters look incredibly lifelike this time round, very impressive.

As for the topic. I am not surprised by this at all. I can see the PC version appearing 6-12 months after the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 launch. I don't see the game coming to Wii U though not unless it sells a crap ton of units, I just don't see the install base being large enough for them to consider a port just yet.
The Wii was the highest selling console of the 7th generation by about 27 million units over both the PS3 and the 360. Even if the Wii U does sell a crapton of units, I won't expect to see GTA ported to the console.
The Wii U is different. I could see why GTA IV didn't hit the Wii as it wouldn't have been a straight port, they would have had to build it from scratch given that Wii is a Gamecube with motion controls. GTA V on the other hand is a possibility for Wii U but only if the sales are there which I don't think they will be, Wii U has the power for GTA V something Wii lacked for GTA IV.
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cromagdude Nov 20, 12
quote harbin91
Cromagdude how come you've never made any posts?
Just haven't taken the time to post yet. I was active at a lot of forums in the past, but I've dropped that off a considerable amount over the past year. There are some forums I haven't posted at in over a year, even though I still check them.
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TheBeardedMan Nov 20, 12
Seems a bit of a coincidence when they mention Apple now and there's an iMac in their second trailer.
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Master Nov 20, 12
Before anyone jumps to conclusions: only the handheld GTAs have not come to PC. A PC version, outside of 1 and 2, has never been announced PRIOR to the console release, let alone a few weeks after.

They want people to buy at least two copies, one on console and one on PC... confirming the PC version would hurt those double-sales.
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harbin Nov 20, 12
Understand why a developer wants to have their game on as many machines as possible, since it widesn up the market for them. Thing is that Nintendo are seen as a family friendly console maker, not many violent games out. I've not even recalled a GTA game released for the main Nintendo consoles other than the handheld versions such as GTA: Advanced and Chinatown Wars. The rest of the games have always been on Sony and Microsoft stuff (Playstation, Xbox and PC). Macs are not what I consider gaming or home oriented machines and even now have only a small market share in comparison to Windows. Macs for me have been strictly for business use for stuff such as creative media.

The problem with the PC versions in the past have been that the port has been badly done. Whilst there is greater potential interms of power, for it to be on PC, it's typically suffered from performance issues. Hell I have a high spec machine yet it lags on GTA at high settings quite often despite me being able to run vastly superior games (in terms of graphics anyway). The main issue at the moment seems to be with Windows 8 and how Microsoft seem to be turning it (or atleast give the impression of trying to) in to a closed platform, in that everything that goes on the OS has to be passed by them first. They are largely becoming more like Apple, a company that retains complete control over what goes on their iTunes store and allows their stuff to be done entirely through them only and licensed resellers.

PC has always had far greater capability and potential than the consoles, yet has always been considered as an afterthought. Even the older games don't seem quite optimised for it. I prefer PC gaming largely because games done on it are better, but not every company recognises the potential. However, developing for console would be seen as easier since all console models are the same, every PS3 is the pretty much the same PS3 spec-wise, likewise with the 360. Every PC is unlikely to be the same. They have to factor into account every different graphics card, driver, processor setup, etc. Even then though, I still expect them to be able to develop a game for a specific platform properly, just as I would with every developer.

quote BlackLabel
The shadow work and lighting in that screenshot is incredible, the characters look incredibly lifelike this time round, very impressive.

As for the topic. I am not surprised by this at all. I can see the PC version appearing 6-12 months after the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 launch. I don't see the game coming to Wii U though not unless it sells a crap ton of units, I just don't see the install base being large enough for them to consider a port just yet.
The Wii was the highest selling console of the 7th generation by about 27 million units over both the PS3 and the 360. Even if the Wii U does sell a crapton of units, I won't expect to see GTA ported to the console.




Cromagdude how come you've never made any posts?
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DedValve Nov 20, 12
PC as always will probably be more of an afterthought that'll either be released anywhere from 2 weeks after console release to a full year but I think there will be a PC version.



...hopefully.
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Emaster MK Nov 20, 12
Well I guess this is the big boots to the face to me, I should get a new console and ditch my PC for a while....
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BlackLabel Nov 20, 12
The shadow work and lighting in that screenshot is incredible, the characters look incredibly lifelike this time round, very impressive.

As for the topic. I am not surprised by this at all. I can see the PC version appearing 6-12 months after the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 launch. I don't see the game coming to Wii U though not unless it sells a crap ton of units, I just don't see the install base being large enough for them to consider a port just yet.
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Demonfurby Nov 20, 12
They love Nintendo

If it doesn't get ported to the PC it'll just be another nail in the coffin for PC gaming. Kinda sad, but at least we don't have to listen to elitists anymore.
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