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NewToMech. · 6y. It's not just P2P, Rockstar does run servers (otherwise there'd be no persistence and a few other things). It's just the core gameplay is based on the P2P system. 6. level 1. Chizbang. · 6y. I find it incredible that there seems to be absolutely no validation in the ingame banking what so ever.
I didn't say steam lags, GTA V does as it uses P2P so the game is only as good as other peoples connections. On the Xbox, it uses the XBL servers which are some of the best servers in the world. The sad truth is, when it comes to online multiplayer and servers, The XBL platform is the master race. PC is well behind consoles for MP unfortunately.
GTA V has been one of the most successful entertainment projects of all time (as in, both movies and video games). Why would they bother when people are perfectly happy throwing money at them anyway? Retooling the entire network infrastructure in a 5 year old game is also going to be extremely costly.
There's a reason why I hate GTA's P2P system. Sometimes, I get stuck on a loading screen when going to Online, just because the game is connecting me from my home in Singapore to a fucking dickhead in China playing GTA in the back of his dad's van while stealing wifi from the McDonalds next door. In times like these, I can wait on a loading ...
P2P requires fewer servers as it offloads the hosting work onto the players. Dedi's would absolutely be smoother, and go a long way in combating hacks/mods/cheats, but they would cost more. GTAO literally prints money for R*.
P2P is horrendous. Came back from a 3 year "break" of GTA Online after getting fed up with the horrible economy only to find now its even worse. So i decided, "Fuck it, i'll just play whatever game modes sounds fun." After a week of using the quick job mechanic, I can safely say that if GTA 6 ever comes out and it's online mode is STILL P2P, I ...
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