Originally Posted by Deacon
I'v been noticing a trend among Rockstar of them being way too arrogant about their products, yes they usually release good games but they seem to think to highly of themselves specially when they dismiss PC gamer, and now apparently the new consoles, quite frankly I think they simply lack the experience or competence to make a decent port for the new consoles, makes sense they dislike porting games to PC and new gen is basically a PC at its core, so that is why they are being dismissive about them.
Do you have any idea how business works?
They aren't arrogant, they are marketing geniuses. They do that whole "It's not coming to PC" thing for just about every game (excluding Red Dead Redemption*) and every time the PC gamer ends up buying it for console. 3-6 months after the console releases, they announce a PC version then the PC gamers end up buying it again for PC. So far there has been ~700K GTA IV PC sales just in Europe from Steam, 80-90% of those sales were probably by people who had bought a copy for either the PS3 or 360. It's pretty much free money. There won't be version for the PS4 or Xbone because at the time of release the PS4 and Xbone would just be going on sale and everyone would end up getting the latest CoD. Rockstar would end up making a loss if they ported it to next gen consoles due to lack of sales.
Also Rockstar has been would have started working on GTA V 5-12 months before GTA IV was released, so far they have put a load of money into making it for current gen consoles and perfecting the engine for the current gen consoles (as seen by the improvements in Red Dead Redemption and MP3 on console). Rockstar has already announced they are working on "RAGE 2.0" for next gen consoles.
*They were never planning on bringing it to PC anyway.
From what I have seen in Rockstar interviews "we are thinking about bringing it to PC" means there will be a PC version in the near future. In interviews such as with RDR they said "we are not making a PC version".
Games they have said "we are thinking about making a version for X" = GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, GTA IV, TLaD, TBoGT, GTA V, Manhunt, Manhunt 2, Midnight Club II, Bully, GTA Chinatown wars.
Games they have said "we are not making a version for X" = Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption, GTA Vice City Stories, GTA Liberty City Stories.
Trust me, there is a PC version coming.