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Fibre optic
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Why no GTA V PC demo?

Simply put, how come such a system demanding PC game seemingly has no or legit demo available for it?, as I can't seem to find a working GTA V PC demo.  Are people simply expected to risk paying £30 odd for such a game they know is system demanding to find it might not run properly on there system or at low\poor detail levels or such low frame rates that the game just can't be enjoyed?.

Is this common with new PC games these days that the developers often don't release demos for certain titles for potential buyers to try to see if or how well they run on there system before buying?.

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Re: Why no GTA V PC demo?

Are we talking about the same GTA V? The one that came out in 2013?

With recommended specs of

OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB

Its not really very demanding?

But to answer your question directly, a lot of games come out without a demo these days. Basically because it costs money to produce one. And its usually relatively easy to exploit the code base on PC. Consoles get more demos as of recently. But even then.

Lets face it if No Mans Sky had a demo how many copies would have sold?