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i seriously wanted RDR, i don't get it, they don't want more $$$ in addition to the console sales? Anyone know why there is not even a hint of a PC version?

Yes i know GTA4 was a crappy port, but at least it's on PC.
     
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pc market = piracy market

they lose money here
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Idk, Total War seems to be doing okay, and they are PC exclusive. I guess it depends on Genre a bit
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post
pc market = piracy market

they lose money here
any platform = piracy market

devs use this excuse all the time to make up reasons for putting out crappy games

plus piracy != lost sale -> piracy != lost money
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They'll still make sales. Not everyone with a pc pirates their stuff.
Hmm, maybe even porting is too difficult for them to do now?
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However IIRC there was a public outcry of Rockstar employees on the subject of being overworked for the RDR release as it were, so maybe the team just doesn't want to do any more work on a PC release.
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Maybe some distributors have worked out agreements with MS, Sony & Wii for exclusive rights to boost sales of consoles and have very little to do with a developers decision? It's what MS did with Netflix, but of course Netflix found a loophole in the agreement and provided their service on disc to Wii and PS3 platform until the original legal agreement ended.

Who knows? It's only been a year since RDR's release, so..perhaps we just might see it. I know I myself would by it again just to have it for my PC.
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