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Rockstar May be Hiring to Bring Latest Titles to PC

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Rockstar Leeds is hiring for a programmer to bring its latest titles to PC. Could this mean GTA V?

Though Rockstar's announcement of Grand Theft Auto V is exciting news, it's just a tad less exciting for PC gamers who may not get a chance to play the latest sequel in the open world franchise. Rockstar's spurned PC players in the past, bringing a late and buggy port of L.A. Noire to PC and avoiding the platform altogether with Red Dead Redemption. It seemed like Rockstar was set to anger PC gamers yet again when its reveal of GTA V came with news that it would be only releasing for current generation consoles.

Recently, Rockstar Leeds put up a job listing (that has since been removed) that indicated there may be hope yet for GTA V to come to PC. "Rockstar Leeds are currently looking for a talented graphics programmer to help bring our latest titles to the PC platform," read the listing. "Working together with the other Rockstar studios, you will be responsible for maintaining the studio’s uncompromising quality bar, delivering the highest quality PC experience possible."

Rockstar bringing Red Dead Redemption to PC seems like a long shot, but the listing makes it appear that Grand Theft Auto V PC port may be a go.

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    eklipz330 , July 10, 2013 4:45 PM
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    If I was a game developer and I had a choice between designing a game to run on 2 maybe 3 different hardware specs that won't ever change or a million different ones it's a no brainer. I left PC gaming behind years ago...spend $499 on a hardware that you won't have to upgrade for years or drop conservatively $200 every year just to upgrade the graphics card. PC gaming will be gone in a few years.


    why the hell did you make an account on this website again?
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    eklipz330 , July 10, 2013 4:03 PM
    red dead please and thank you.
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    Cash091 , July 10, 2013 4:06 PM
    This REALLY needs to happen in time for GTA5. I don't want to have to wait til 2014 to play this game, and I may have to buy a PS4 in November. But everyone knows GTA really shines on the PC. The BTTF Delorean mod, ICENhancer, custom music...C'MON SON! Untouchable!
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    bigshootr8 , July 10, 2013 4:15 PM
    I second that Red Dead Redemption request please and thank you. If that went up on Steam it would probably be a top seller for a week or two quite easily.
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    eklipz330 , July 10, 2013 4:45 PM
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    If I was a game developer and I had a choice between designing a game to run on 2 maybe 3 different hardware specs that won't ever change or a million different ones it's a no brainer. I left PC gaming behind years ago...spend $499 on a hardware that you won't have to upgrade for years or drop conservatively $200 every year just to upgrade the graphics card. PC gaming will be gone in a few years.


    why the hell did you make an account on this website again?
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    ananke , July 10, 2013 4:47 PM
    PC Gaming is not dying at all - current stage of economy is benefiting only high incomes, i.e. boutique sales are the only growth. PC Gaming is such a boutique business. Average customers are buying tablets /cheap ones/ and playing games /cheap ones/ on their tablets, i.e. the mass market which is potential purchaser of consoles and console titles is shrinking and its disposable income is going towards tablets and mobile /because it is cheaper that way/. Anyway, new consoles have no choice but to use more unified architectures, which allows less expensive software development, aka PC, and eventually the ports to PC will be VERY easy and inexpensive to make. Hence, everybody in the industry should get prepared for that market.
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    insomniac3334 , July 10, 2013 4:47 PM
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    If I was a game developer and I had a choice between designing a game to run on 2 maybe 3 different hardware specs that won't ever change or a million different ones it's a no brainer. I left PC gaming behind years ago...spend $499 on a hardware that you won't have to upgrade for years or drop conservatively $200 every year just to upgrade the graphics card. PC gaming will be gone in a few years.


    Remind me again why there are mountains of forums, subreddits and other discussion mediums dedicated to the very topic of PC gaming and PC gaming hardware? 10/10 Troll Attempt, Would Read Again.
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    roger smith , July 10, 2013 4:54 PM
    take my money ubisoft, rockstar isn't getting a dime. PC4LIFE
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    srap , July 10, 2013 5:37 PM
    I am playing L.A. Noire now. I love the game.
    Honestly, I don't know how buggy it was at release, but now, patched up good, I haven't run into anything yet, and I dare to say it was worth to port it to PC. But was it worth ditching the RDR porting for L.A. Noire? I don't know, one should decide that for her- or himseIf.
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    tomfreak , July 10, 2013 5:49 PM
    those 2 consoles is already a low-mid end PC, whats the diff?
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    jimmysmitty , July 10, 2013 6:28 PM
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    If I was a game developer and I had a choice between designing a game to run on 2 maybe 3 different hardware specs that won't ever change or a million different ones it's a no brainer. I left PC gaming behind years ago...spend $499 on a hardware that you won't have to upgrade for years or drop conservatively $200 every year just to upgrade the graphics card. PC gaming will be gone in a few years.


    Without those "millions" of different specs consoles wouldn't have anything to use. Consoles always rely on PC hardware to push forward for the new specs. Next gen consoles are basically low power HTPCs that when they come out will be vastly behind PC hardware, they are currently behind anyways.

    I find it a bit surprising that they need to hire anyone to port to PC since Max Payne 3 was done very well for PC. In fact Max Payne 3 was probably one of the best 2012 PC games and really pushed PC hardware at the time (even a HD7970 at the time could not max it out as max needs 6GB of VRAM).

    So the question is what happened to those people that worked on MP3 PC and why can they not do GTA V since its the same game engine?
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    vmem , July 10, 2013 6:44 PM
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    If I was a game developer and I had a choice between designing a game to run on 2 maybe 3 different hardware specs that won't ever change or a million different ones it's a no brainer. I left PC gaming behind years ago...spend $499 on a hardware that you won't have to upgrade for years or drop conservatively $200 every year just to upgrade the graphics card. PC gaming will be gone in a few years.


    You realize that games are MADE ON PCs right? and they almost always target one console platform first in development and then port it to others USING MORE PCs. in this process, bits and pieces of game code have to be run and tested on PCs and PC emulators countless times, with different PC hardware as well.

    DRM and marketing push by console manufacturers are main reasons why PC gaming slumped for a few years, but it's on the rise again thanks to steam etc
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    Icecweam7 , July 10, 2013 10:08 PM
    I would love to see GTAV release for the PC. If I must a a while for a quality release then so be it. Having the options to adjust/tweak settings based on your current hardware and mods to extend the game's life are most welcomed. The online gameplay sounds really fun. Please make this happen!
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    RobJordanIsCool , July 10, 2013 10:54 PM
    For the people who don't remember or haven't bought GTA games on the PC since they went 3D:

    GTA 3: released on consoles Oct 2001, released on PC May 2002
    GTA Vice City: released on consoles October 2002, released on PC May 2003
    GTA San Andreas: released on consoles October 2004, released on PC June 2005
    GTA 4: released on consoles April 2008, released on PC December 2008

    Every GTA game has come out exactly 8 months later on the PC (and considering the improvements made in that time I would say worth that wait).

    If GTA 5 comes out in September for consoles then it is a safe assumption to assume an April 2014 release on PC is likely.
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    cats_Paw , July 11, 2013 12:05 AM
    Personally.... I dont care. Ive been dissapointed so many times by games that I dont buy into the Hype. I wait for a game release, I watch it on youtube videos and then decide if i want to buy it or not.

    If someday most people are capable of using their brains, perhaps game studios will stop making bad games, poorly ported games, etc.
    There was a time when people didnt have the cash to buy every game that came out (when my generation were kids, and our parents bought us 1 game a year. YES you heard right 1 game in 1 year).

    Then we had to think what we really wanted. Ask friends, etc.
    Nowdays it seems that people jsut belive everything they are told, and buy everything they can.

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    beayn , July 11, 2013 1:05 AM
    Hopefully the new consoles make it easier to port games to PC.
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    back_by_demand , July 11, 2013 2:24 AM
    Octacon you seriously need to get a catscan, nextgen consoles are now basically PCs and even if all you counted for PC gamers were Steam users they equal any given console for users. Retail sales may be dead but digital only is selling bucketloads. Trolltastic idiot.
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    kanji32 , July 11, 2013 3:28 AM
    This is crap, GTA V will be on pc for sure, its one of the biggest sellers there are. I don't think they won't release it for pc because then they'll lose a lot of money plus I don't think porting GTA V to pc should be much of a bother now, new gen consoles [PS4 XB1] are more similiar to pcs.
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    kanji32 , July 11, 2013 3:34 AM
    PCs are basically a console that gives you more freedom [mods, multiple types of hardware, customization etc etc] and is less affordable. I don't see a reason for the PC game market to die any time soon.
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    kanji32 , July 11, 2013 3:37 AM
    GTA V will be on PC for sure, if it won't Rockstar will lose too much potential profit and they know it. Plus almost the whole GTA series was released on PC so I don't see a reason for that to change. Especially now when new consoles come out and their architectures are more similar to pc hence porting should be easier.
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    blppt , July 11, 2013 5:07 AM
    "I am playing L.A. Noire now. I love the game.
    Honestly, I don't know how buggy it was at release, but now, patched up good, I haven't run into anything yet, and I dare to say it was worth to port it to PC. But was it worth ditching the RDR porting for L.A. Noire? I don't know, one should decide that for her- or himseIf."

    LA Noire, to me, is one of the most underrated games of all time---the facial animations, the voice acting, the setting of historical Los Angeles---its like a work of art, IMHO. Don't get me wrong---I've played Red Dead on the X360 and loved it, but I like Noire more.

    And yeah, the PC bugs of Noire were pretty bad when it first came out---the framerates were laughably bad---but other than the issue of being locked at 30fps (apparently an artistic choice and not a bug), all of them seem to have been fixed.
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