Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4 this fall

By Scorpus · 36 replies
Jun 9, 2014
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  1. After much anticipation over the past year, Rockstar Games has confirmed at E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V will be coming to PC and 'next-generation' consoles this fall.

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  2. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +185

    These next gens and todays PC's have the horsepower to really wow people with a game like GTA V if enough TLC was put into the port (what else were they doing for a year?) then this game could almost be a new experience for the people who got it on the last gen systems.
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,036

    The latest gen consoles have almost enough power to play the original Crysis in all of its PC glory, I don’t expect they will be wowing anyone with ground-breaking graphics.
  4. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    Looked pretty good at the Sony E3 Conference. I wouldn't say graphics are superior to modern games, but it doesn't look dated either. I would expect Rockstar to use higher resolution textures compared to the 360/PS3 versions, but besides that, and higher resolution/frame rate, I doubt it'd be any different.
  5. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,963   +231

    Trailer seemed to show a much higher traffic density as well.
  6. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    Maybe. I never played it myself, just watched a friend play it. I've been waiting for the PC version to "eventually" come out, however the game looked amazing for a last gen game. Like Halo 4, and The Last of Us, not much needs to be done to make those games look next gen. I'm mostly interested in Halo 3. Sounds like that game's getting the shaft. Halo 3 looked terrible at launch, using the old Halo 2 engine.
  7. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +185

    Really? Was your Crysis on xbox 360 a special version? I will admit it did looked good, but after a year of optimization any game could look good (mobile gaming comes to mind). But it was still 720p upscaled, and was dx9. My system form 2011 blew away what the 360 version looked like, had them both on the same screen and would switch back and fourth, the PC was ahead(and my system is moderate). But Crysis is not a heavy CPU game, though open world not a lot AI to deal with. Games like GTA and watch dogs where your in a city and trying to simulate a city like environment with AI you need a lot of CPU and the last gens just don't got it. Everyone I know that saw the GTA V trailers in Sony's PC said it was vastly improved over the PS3 version, and traffic density was noticed so where lighting. I have been waiting to see if it was coming to PC before diving in.

    For the crysis argument this video has always done a great job of showing the difference and just how un-amazing the Crysis Console Graphics were.
    PC's not even maxing the game out(mine couldn't either)
  8. After all this time? hope that nobody buys this and rockstar dies
  9. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,036

    I think you are agreeing with me right? Even though you quoted my post and seem to be talking about Crysis which is the game I used to make my point.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Finally. It's high time I get to play the game although I won't be falling for any pre-order incentive stuff and worthless give away's, I'll wait for the dust to settle, patches to be released and most importantly, wait for it to go on special then I'll climb in. I've waited so long that another couple of months makes no difference to me.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  11. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    OMG YESS!!! Loved the ps3 version completed it 2days after it came out and I have been craving a PC version :D
  12. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    Sounds like it, or he thought you were saying the new systems aren't much better than last gen graphically. Not exactly sure.
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Finally! This is awesome news, truly looking forward to playing this game the way it was meant to be played, on the PC, I hope the multi-player carries across properly to PC, me and my friends could have some fun with this!
  14. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Alright! The countdown to getting this on a Steam sale for $10 has begun.
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  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    I noticed that, and higher pedestrian population - either a good or bad thing, especially with mental state trait in multiplayer...xD

    honestly I think ill be getting a next gen console at some point instead of picking this up for PC, at least at this point in time anyway. ive been playing it on my 360 and the amount of aliasing as well as render distances as been killing me.
  16. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Addict Posts: 233   +59

    GTA 5 was impressive on the old consoles , I couldn't handle the framerate dips though , look forward to what I assume will be a more smooth Pc and new console version , play it how it was meant to be played.
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  17. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Booster Posts: 167   +34

    Also for those who are wondering, yes your GTA Online character will be transferable to any of the next gen / PC from any of the old consoles.
  18. je29836

    je29836 TS Rookie Posts: 26

    I loved gta 4 and it sh!ts on gta 5 which has a bunch of repulsive and annoying characters. the satire of disgusting LA people is interesting but spending dozens of hours with them playing this game is not fun or funny. rockstar should be ashamed of themselves
  19. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    Yeah, Rockstar should be ashamed of themselves cause you don't like the game while millions of other people do. I don't know how they have the guts to release such awful and boring game, shame on them!
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  20. havok585

    havok585 TS Booster Posts: 155   +27

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  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    So the draw distance is bugging you on the 360, you have the choice of getting it on PC or a next gen console, so your going to choose the next gen console as the ultimate choice for longest draw distance? Really?
  22. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    I dont have a $300 CPU or a $300 graphics card, and a console is cheaper than those plus the rest of the hardware. Also, static hardware will mean you honestly wont get much much higher draw distances on PCs, especially since the game was designed for last gen to begin with, the one and PS4 should do great.

    But hey, PC is master race, and im not a real gamer because id rather have the convenience of a console over the superiority of a $1000 PC, so its whatev.

    Also, I dont care about best draw distance, I just want usable draw distance. Light poles show up 20 feet in front of you if you are driving quickly (which I guess is more load times, but if draw distance is longer, things load sooner) which is unusable.
  23. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    The way you said it sounded like you already had a gaming PC and you were deciding which way to go :confused:

    Your probably right, GTA5 won't be much better graphically on PC. But GTA San Andreas was designed for PS2/Xbox back then, and the PC version had a much superior draw distance, it was over triple the PS2 could do.

    I understand the latest gen consoles are closer to PC's than their predecessors, So I bet it won't be such a big difference. What I was trying to say was, If you already had a gaming PC, why on earth would you go out and buy a console to play a game that is superior on PC?

    I would also like to argue your point of the price, Latest Gen Consoles cost quite a bit once you factor in extra controllers, cables, Headsets and the fact the games cost quite a bit and you cannot play any of your last gen games in them, Price shouldn't be mentioned when comparing a console to a gaming PC purely because the PC is flexible, you can build one based on how much money your willing to spend, this you cannot do with a console.
  24. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Say what?
  25. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    When it comes to current gen gaming, PCs become quite a bit less flexible.
    Ive got a GTX 660, but my CPU and ram are still from 2007 and bottleneck the crap out of anything recent.

    For me, I just feel like id rather play on a consistent experience on a console than play a game on PC in medium graphics with constantly fluctuating frame rates and having to deal with input lag that so constantly plagues me in most recent games even with aim acceleration and such turned off. It doesnt sound like a big deal to some people, but it bothers me.

    Price of headsets, keyboards, decent mice, and such factors into the PC equation too - also, I will keep my last gen console, even due to the inconvenience.
    Honestly the other big factor for me is the fact that all my friends are on consoles and I primarily play it with the,.

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