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A job vacancy advertisement appeared on the official Rockstar Games site seeking a Graphic Programmer whose responsibilities would include bringing Rockstar studio's latest titles to the PC platform.


PC Gamer points out that Rockstar's latest released and announced titles are Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto 5. So we have a good chance to see both these titles arrive on PC in the coming months.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Guys I really want this dream to come true.
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That would be awesome, I can't wait to see what mods people will make for Red Dead and I would love to see GTA5 on PC!
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I didn't like R* for not bringing RDR to PC and doing a shoddy job with GTA4. If they actually put effort into RDR and GTA5 is will more than make up for it though biggrin.gif
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It only takes a single man's effort (in regards to programming) to port a title over to the PC...assuming they don't already have competent staff in house. If so why was this not done years ago?
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Not going to hold my breath -- but it is a good sign.
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

It only takes a single man's effort (in regards to programming) to port a title over to the PC...assuming they don't already have competent staff in house. If so why was this not done years ago?

I believe Max Payne 3 on PC was done by another studio. Maybe this time they would like to hire actual PC programmers in their own studios so they can port their games in-house. (Rockstar Leeds, UK).
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thumbsupsmiley.pngwheee.gif RED DEAD AND GTA5 ON PC wheee.gifthumbsupsmiley.png
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mod tools... and prepare to sell infinite copies.
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If they are searching for some it doesn't mean they are not doing anyting. For example, so people got rellocated, so they need to replace empty seat. If a chef gets fired in the restaurant, it doesn't mean that restaurant won't work. Owner of the restaurant would just search for another chef. This is the same thing. It's not like they cannot do anything without one man. If that man is really important and really works could not continue, then there are other things to do. Developing does not consist just from one part. GTA V for PC is in the works of course.

And it's easier for Rockstar now to bring GTA V for PC. Max Payne 3 for PC is just glorious and very well optimized. I could say one of the best optimized games in the past 10 years. Even people with very old PCs could play that game. And basically newest RAGE engine for PC is already done with Max Payne 3. So I think all needs to be done is just to RAGE work with big sandbox game. They don't need to make everything from 0 like they did with GTA IV. More than half is already done. That's why GTA V for PC should be released sonner this time.
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