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Topic # 128667 18-Aug-2013 20:04
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Never been into console gaming, the only reason I have the XBX360 is for the Kinect games for the kids.
But now with GTA5 supposedly coming out on PC, I have a dilemma - get the XBOX version and learn to use the controller (never bothered with it) or get it for PC.
The caveat is that I don't want to upgrade my PC just to play GTA5.
So it comes down to: XBOX360 vs PC (Win7 64bit on Phenom II x3 710, XFX Radeon HD5770, 4GB RAM, SSD)
What would you choose?




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  Reply # 881288 19-Aug-2013 22:43
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I think that your PC won't handle GTA 5 at Medium settings (1080p), so If you're willing to play the game with low settings and have around 30-35 fps, go ahead, buy the game for your PC.
Also, if you're willing to wait around 3 months for the game to release on PC, then you're set.
Xbox 360 plays the game in 720p @30fps with the lowest settings possible. I'm not a fan of controller either, i prefer Mouse and Keyboard but it all depends if you can wait for it. If you're planning to get a new PC in the future, get GTA for PC and you will re-enjoy the game in Max graphics. But the PC you currently have, is not bad at all. :)

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  Reply # 881290 19-Aug-2013 22:45
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Is it being released on pc at the same time as consoles?

Historically I think from gta 3 onwards, release on the pc was always delayed by quite some time.

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  Reply # 881298 19-Aug-2013 23:02
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No, they haven't even announced the game for PC.
Actually every PC gamer is going mad about this.
They will release it eventually, just like they did release GTA 4 (which was also a first for the consoles).
So yeah, we have to wait :)



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  Reply # 881307 19-Aug-2013 23:51
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Eddytion: ...
Xbox 360 plays the game in 720p @30fps with the lowest settings possible. ...But the PC you currently have, is not bad at all. :)


And that's why the PC industry is in a crisis - a 3-4 year old machine is still considered a "not bad at all" PC. It's really funny - when I bought my graphics card I was single. Now I am married with 2 kids, and the card is still "not bad". :) I looked for an entry level VGA card to replace it with, and found none that would be worth - not at the less than $200 range anyway.

I wonder though - what do you mean XBOX360 will play it in 720p @30fps with the lowest settings possible? I thought the whole point of the console was that it had no "lowest settings", because the game is customised to the console's capabilities?





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  Reply # 881308 19-Aug-2013 23:54
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NonprayingMantis: Is it being released on pc at the same time as consoles?

Historically I think from gta 3 onwards, release on the pc was always delayed by quite some time.


Yeah, I don't mind waiting, but if the PC will only deliver barely playable performance I might as well go for the XBOX360 version, not worth waiting for something that isn't going to work very well.




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  Reply # 881317 20-Aug-2013 02:29
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Haha, well the older cards were more money-worthy than the new cards we get today.
What can you say... Life is shorter than we think.
About GTA 5 running on Xbox 360, I wanted to say - even with Lowest settings on PC, the game will look better than Xbox 360's version, Xbox' capabilities are very limited and it wont look very good.
Sorry for that misunderstanding, English is not my primary language :)

I think that you should wait and see some 5770 benchmarks of GTA 5 when it comes out, so you might have some idea how it performs, if you're not happy, get the Xbox version :)

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  Reply # 881325 20-Aug-2013 07:24
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Eddytion: Haha, well the older cards were more money-worthy than the new cards we get today.
What can you say... Life is shorter than we think.
About GTA 5 running on Xbox 360, I wanted to say - even with Lowest settings on PC, the game will look better than Xbox 360's version, Xbox' capabilities are very limited and it wont look very good.
Sorry for that misunderstanding, English is not my primary language :)

I think that you should wait and see some 5770 benchmarks of GTA 5 when it comes out, so you might have some idea how it performs, if you're not happy, get the Xbox version :)


That's probably true, but not bad considering the 360 is about 8 years old. There are not many 8 year old pcs around that were bought for less than $1000 but will be able to run gtav

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  Reply # 881329 20-Aug-2013 07:44
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There's also the downside of that if you buy the 360 version and get used to playing with the controller that you could then implement that controller over to your pc gameplay and make a lot of certain types of games easier to play allowing you to still take advantage of better graphics etc.

I used to be a PC gamer then got the Xboxes and have recently found myself playing PC games using the controller making life a lot more easier for myself. Just have to accept that if using a 360 controller on PC your reaction times willl obviously suffer.

I've found for using it non multiplayer games like Tomb Raider and Sniper Elite V2 very helpful as getting used to mouse and keyboard gaming has at times been quite hard to get back into.

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  Reply # 881333 20-Aug-2013 07:56
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LOL 8 year old PCs are slower than last year's smartphones :D

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