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Is it possible to play online when you are on PC while your friends are on PS4? And if yes, is it still possible if I buy the game from Steam while my friends got the CD?

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There are very few games that do cross-platform play (and even fewer of them between PC and Sony devices), and GTA 5 is not one of them. If you want to play with your friends, either they're going to have to buy a PC or you'll have to get a PS4.

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    The reasoning behind this is that PC users are likely to have a (varying) advantage due to hardware precision (a mouse can move arbitrarily fast or slow, and a joystick has a fixed sensibility, for example). – Kroltan Nov 14 '16 at 12:01
  • Don't forget about the aimbots that are usually part of a console shooter. – Reactormonk Nov 14 '16 at 12:10
  • @Kroltan It works both ways. Console gamers are likely to have slightly more precise movement, both on foot and in their vehicle, due to not being restricted to the 4 cardinal directions. Especially air vehicles are much easier to control using a controller than using a keyboard and mouse. – Nzall Nov 14 '16 at 13:06
  • @Nzall Great point. I personally don't play consoles, and didn't want to give inaccurate information. Didn't mean to sound all that "PC master race". – Kroltan Nov 14 '16 at 13:12

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