It seemed a little too early for a GTA V but then five years is a long time, also Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption and China town wars have been keeping me busy in the mean time. Now that the grand daddy of open world games is going to be here, it does deserve a moment in the lime light of my blog. First off, the trailer featured three new protagonists - Franklin, Trevor and Michael who happen to be as quirky and impressive as any GTA protagonist in the city of San Andreas, I hope nostalgia strikes hard when I surf around the city. The visual end again has shown considerable improvements with detailed facial animations and some noticeable improvements in the environment but more importantly the trailer has promised some explosive missions which was something that GTA IV lacked by a little but noticeable amount; I surely don't doubt Rockstar's performance and promises, not one bit. But what I long for in the upcoming iteration is not a 10 on 10 game but a proper PC port! I am forced to explicitly mention this because of GTA IV, it was more of a pain than a video game solely because they(Rockstar) failed to optimize it for PC properly. It really pains me to even think about the troubles I've had to go through just to make sure the game was playable. I finished the game but it could have been a lot more of a pleasant experience if it weren't for the poor job in optimization, I don't understand what Rockstar had done delaying the game for months and delaying it again for a month only to release a broken, troublesome game. As for GTA V Rockstar decided to do the unthinkable, forget about releasing a poor pc port, it decided to skip the platform entirely! rather they said they were contemplating about a pc and a Wii U port. Thinking/contemplating about what?! what in God's name is that supposed to mean? We're talking about a platform with which they actually make the game, they wouldn't be what they are today without it. Agreed that making a PC port is not as easy and convenient as a console but c'mon! we're not talking about just some developer, Rockstar is an experienced developer and publisher, it isn't as though games properly optimized for pc don't exist. They do, some do a marvelous job at it at that (Capcom, Square Enix, EA etc.). This is a long rant but a rant worth the lime light, Rockstar could've been on the top my favorite developers list if it weren't for the GTA IV PC disaster. Thanks to a petition signed by thousands of people, the PC port has been confirmed and will be out some time this year, all's well that ends well I guess.
To wrap up this messy little post, I do believe that Rockstar can deliver but my only worry is about the game's PC port, I suppose that's enough said.