Rockstar Games Delays Grand Theft Auto V on PC to March, Reveals System Requirements and Promises 1080p/60fps

on January 13, 2015 10:18 AM

Console owners of Grand Theft Auto V have had the pleasure of open world chaos and a dramatic story since the game’s release on last gen in 2013 and the game’s current-gen incarnation last November, and while PC player shave been waiting patiently for the game’s release later this month, unfortunately the wait will be a little longer.

In a blog post on Rockstar Games’ Newswire, the studio announced that the release date for Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed from January 27th to March 24th, with the studio’s official statement saying that the game needs some additional testing and polish before it is in a ready state. Rockstar detailed in its blog post:

“Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be. Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for your understanding and we assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March.”

While the delay may be an unfortunate setback for those looking forward to the PC version, Rockstar assures that the PC version will run at 1080p/60fps, with the game also supporting up to 4K resolution, three monitors, and 3D support on select hardware. The PC version of Grand Theft Auto Online will also include support for up to 30 players online, along with launching with the long-awaited Heists in online play: Heists will still be coming for consoles ahead of the PC release, and will not delay their launch.

Alongside the new release date, Rockstar Games also confirmed the PC version’s system specifications, which you can check out below for the minimum and recommended specs:

Minimum specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Grand Theft Auto V is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 – the PC version of the title will now be released on March 24th, 2015.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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