Has any one seen the newly-released system requirements for MP3? The low-end specs seem pretty normal, but to run the game at full-strength, you need a PC capable of creating Pixar films and mapping the full depth of the universe in high-detail:
Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ - i7 3930K (***6 Core***) x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ - FX8150 (***8 Core***) x 3.6 GHZ
2GB - 16GB (!!!)
NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 (***3GB VRAM***)
100% Direct X 9.0 compatible - Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
35 GB (WTF?!!!!)
Is it that Rockstar just doesn't know how to optimize their code for PCs, or do they only really care about the console market? GTA4 on the PC was a freakin' train wreck, and unless you're making a game that accurately maps out the entire planet in detail, there is no excuse to make what is essentially a 6-hour corridor-shooter require 35GB of HDD space!
I just bought a new laptop, which has pretty decent specs (i7 quad core 2.2-3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 2GB Radeon HD7690M GPU) and it looks like even with this I'll have to dial down the game to get it to run well. I can get Crysis 2 (w/ texture and DX11 packs) and Battlefield 3 to run just slightly below maximum settings, and I zip right through Skyrim with no problem at all (even with multiple mods running on top of it).
I know that MP3 has all kinds of advanced physics with the Euphoria middleware running on it, but man, there are going to be a lot of people unable to play it at anything but the lowes t settings, and very few hardcore hardware guys able to run it a max.