It isn’t a standard feeling as a PC gamer to be excluded from updates on multi-platform video games—console exclusives are one factor, however we’re in any other case used to life within the quick lane. Sadly, GTA On-line nonetheless has a number of updates starting from graphical tune-ups to new options that simply aren’t accessible to anybody enjoying the PC model.
As identified by Kotaku, the PC port of GTA On-line continues to be lacking a trunkload of updates. Bizarrely this contains graphical choices like ray-tracing, which arrived on PS5 and the Xbox Sequence X/S in March final yr. Granted, these variations are “Enhanced” editions, technically separate releases that is perhaps more durable to promote when your PC can already run the unique with a modded facelift.
I can maybe perceive the difficulty—on each the technical and enterprise facet—with updating the PC model to be on par with its next-gen console re-releases. However it appears utterly arbitrary as to what’s and is not being withheld. There is a profession progress tracker, a complete automotive membership with unique autos, and even a brand new profession intro system, all of that are absent or confined to the GTA+ membership system.
There have been even automotive upgrades with the Los Santos Tuners update of 2021 which had been solely accessible for consoles. When mixed with safety points and hackers messing about with gamers’ gameplay—generally even their accounts—the state of the game is not trying nice. In a thread on the topic within the PC Gaming subreddit, the environment turned suitably jaded.
“PC has at all times been third-rate peasants to Rockstar. We solely exist for them to double/triple-dip on each main launch, as a result of they know we’re determined for it,” feedback consumer RdJokr1993.
Consumer softbloop additionally brings up how the PC model’s wonky on-line structuring scuffs the expertise: “Completely fucking wild that their whole structure is constructed on peer-to-peer. In RDR2, one man can teleport the whole server to a single spot.”
It is trying like GTA On-line’s PC gamers aren’t a giant precedence for Rockstar Video games. A subscription service for a web-based addition to a 10-year-old game is perhaps a more durable promote, or maybe they’ve simply not seen a marketplace for porting the improved version’s visible upgrades. At the very least different updates like San Andreas Mercenaries can be found for PC players, in order that they’ve not been utterly deserted.