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Im wanting to get RDR2 when it comes out, which means im going to have to do console.. i bought an xbox one when they came out but never touched it lol.. ive always been a pc gamer, always. So how hard will it be on me, to transition from pc to console?  and if it was ever released on pc, would i be able to transfer my progress from xbox one to pc?

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You should be fine playing on console. The biggest issue I have with a console is always aiming with the thumb sticks however this is only an issue when shooting and you do get used to it (although mouse and keyboard will always be my personal favorite).

I don't think you'll be able to transfer your online game more than once however they at least did provide support for that in the past. No idea on the single-player progress - looks like they didn't support this in the past but they may have it included this time around.

https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/202892778-Grand-Theft-Auto-Online-Characters-and-Progression-Transfer-from-Xbox-360-or-PlayStation-3-to-PlayStation-4-Xbox-One-and-PC

https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009494848-PC-Single-Player-Mods

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I've always heard of concerns going from console to PC, but not the other way around.  Console is extremely easy to use, and a lot of PC games should be played with a controller anyway, ie. racing games.  The transfer should be seamless.

As for your second question, if Rockstar is smart, they'll find a way to either allow you to share progress across all platforms, or actually have cross-platform play.  I think I remember hearing that Rockstar was pushing for the latter, but a lot of legal and non-competitive hurdles are in the way.

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5 hours ago, X S said:

I've always heard of concerns going from console to PC, but not the other way around.  Console is extremely easy to use, and a lot of PC games should be played with a controller anyway, ie. racing games.  The transfer should be seamless.

Really?  I've had the complete opposite experience.  .....folks with concerns going from PC to console.  

Nearly everyone these days uses a PC in one way or another during their daily lives.  ....including a mouse.   IMO, it is much easier to point and shoot with a KB/M combo not to mention fly with a joystick, drive with a JS or wheel, etc.  .....peripherals most console gamers don't have. 

My most difficult issue when first switching over to console was shooting as well as flying to some extent.  .....I was used to using a joystick with a throttle control, HAT and additional, mappable buttons.  Driving was also a little bit of a challenge depending on the game and simply wasn't as accurate as my wheel or even my JS.

On the other hand, consoles are great in that you can just sit on the couch, kick your feet up and start to play.  It didn't take me long to get good at shooting, racing and flying to be honest.  You just have to give yourself some time and try not to get frustrated.   ....you'll get used to it before you know it.

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2 hours ago, Kean_1 said:

On the other hand, consoles are great in that you can just sit on the couch, kick your feet up and start to play.  It didn't take me long to get good at shooting, racing and flying to be honest.  You just have to give yourself some time and try not to get frustrated.   ....you'll get used to it before you know it.

Yeah, this what I was specifically referring to.  All of the recommended specs, troubleshooting and variability in PC gaming can seem intimidating to your average mainstream console gamer, aside from the price point.

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48 minutes ago, X S said:

Yeah, this what I was specifically referring to.  All of the recommended specs, troubleshooting and variability in PC gaming can seem intimidating to your average mainstream console gamer, aside from the price point.

Most definitely in regard to the hardware itself, keeping up with the demand from new games, compatibility issues, etc.  .....consoles are just plug and play with games.  On the other side of the coin,  there are genres that are done so much better on PC than on console like flight sims, milsims, etc.   Some games can also look a lot better on PC depending on your set up.

I stopped gaming on PCs when I stopped building them.  I have been tempted though....  I figure I would be playing some of the latest flight sims and military shooters like Squad.  I probably would even get into ARMA (I played Op Flashpoint extensively).  

There are certainly pros and cons to each platform.

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I am no good with PC games that don't have controller options. I have tried CS:GO and it was impossible for me to grasp. I mean I have even attempted WoW and hated it. I am not a mouse and keyboard gaming type of guy. You won't have any problems at all OP.

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