Rockstar Confirms GTA V PC Delay Was For Development Polish And Optimisation

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:00 AM
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Rockstar has opened up about the recent PC delay to Grand Theft Auto V, claiming that pushing the launch date back will work in favour of PC gamers when the final product arrives.

The release date announcement earlier this week revealed that current-gen console owners would have to wait just 2 months to get their hands on the Grand Theft Auto 5 remaster, while PC gamers will have to hold out a little longer until January 27th, 2015. Gamers were understandably a little miffed, but Rockstar has posted a statement claiming that the extra development time will allow Rockstar to polish GTA V and deliver the ultimate game play experience.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTA V and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon,” wrote Rockstar. “We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible.

Grand Theft Auto IV’s optimisation at launch was definitely not something to write home about, so it’s certainly in the best interests of PC gamers and Rockstar that a little more time is used to iron out all of the kinks. The added development time is expected to be used on optimisation for PC hardware, as well as potentially the addition of PC-exclusive graphical effects. Recent leaks confirmed that Rockstar game testers are indeed already testing GTA 5 on Steam, as development is ramped up ahead of the January 27th launch. Glad Rockstar is taking a little more time to develop a polished game? Do you have faith in Rockstar’s ability to deliver a well-optimised GTA? Let us know!

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14:01 Sep-15-2014

Only one question. Will it be as much sh*tstorm to play on windows 8 as previous games. I can't play Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire. And for GTA 4 I watch several videos to launch it.(Sorry for English)

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08:44 Sep-15-2014

I don't believe them. There is something behind it.

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05:13 Sep-15-2014

I am sure Rock star will get it right. There going to use the console versions of the bugs to make sure its not its not ported over to pc. Which i think is a smart move.

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05:00 Sep-15-2014

im with r*.i have complete faith at them.i can wait.the fruit which take lot of time is always very juicy.y people dont understand the delay?they start behaving like idiots.

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18:01 Sep-14-2014

And maybe AMD optimized ;)

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21:56 Sep-14-2014

I hope soo :)

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16:59 Sep-14-2014

if its gonna be anything like mp3 i can wait

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16:42 Sep-14-2014

but we love the "kinks" we need not gaming breaking glitches but glitches for the fun of it

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16:26 Sep-14-2014

They delayed it because They want good sales for NG consoles I think.

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16:24 Sep-14-2014

its actually a good thing,by the time gta releases ill hav time to finish ac unity ,Cod:Aw and Far Cry 4 and some more

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16:10 Sep-14-2014

"Delay Was For Development Polish And Optimisation"
Yeah right.

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15:56 Sep-14-2014

I don't mind delays when its for stuff like better optimization. I'm sure R* won't make the same mistake they did with GTA4 again. Can't wait.

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15:37 Sep-14-2014

well i certainly hope that you keep to your word. we dont want another watch dog.

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15:24 Sep-14-2014

happy to wait if it is for a noble cause

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14:49 Sep-14-2014

They did a damn good job with Max Payne 3 optimization... Ran on a Pentium D 3 GHz + GeForce 210 + 2 GB RAM on 800x600 and low... Granted; this is a different style and build of game... Just hope it is better than GTA4 at least...

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14:23 Sep-14-2014

if I will be able to run this game on my hardware THEN we are talking about good optimalisation!

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14:45 Sep-14-2014

Will this game even support DX 10 though...?

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14:47 Sep-14-2014

It's current-gen too, so I think it does.

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16:36 Sep-14-2014

But DirectX 10 was last gen?

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16:40 Sep-14-2014

DX10 is not supported by newer games, if that's what you are asking.

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14:11 Sep-14-2014

FINALLY, they have decided to optimize a game!

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14:39 Sep-14-2014

If they're not lying about it, then yes. But hey, it's R*!

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13:47 Sep-14-2014

It better be. If the port isn't good, then the reason the PC version was delayed is quite obvious.

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13:24 Sep-14-2014

Its because of the piracy that optimization is so bad, they cant earn a lot of money like from consoles. But if they optimize it well, then it means that they are really good people

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13:20 Sep-14-2014

wasn't that what ubi said...

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13:59 Sep-14-2014

this is rockstar,not ubi..........

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06:30 Sep-15-2014

Hold on, I thought all pc games were made by one company and that's why none of them are optimized? Microsoft? Wait a minute, i just woke up, this is an online forum. Where am i posting right now? You're not my dad.

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13:13 Sep-14-2014

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