That’s absolutely fair and I basically agree with you! A big part of it for me is that I just simply didn’t have the time to dedicate to such a diverse collection of different gaming locations.
I really like the Xbox One and PS4. There are many benefits to their closed systems. I agree that it’s much easier to get games running since you just pop them in, and in general, their online experiences are much more cohesive. A few times recently when I’ve been endlessly tweaking settings on my PC, I’ve missed that.
The GTA V thing is a huge bummer. Rockstar has the resources to make the PC version not just a total hacker fest, and I wish they would pay more attention to that kind of stuff.
On ports I would have agreed with you about five years ago…but now that the consoles are just off the shelf PC hardware and their dev kits are basically just PCs, developers have even less of an excuse for unoptimized code on any platform. It’s really frustrating when the rare game doesn’t work right on a PC, considering how similar the platforms are.
Thanks for reading and the response, I appreciate it!