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GTAV Delayed for PC

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 8:14 pm by Stephen Janes

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed until March 24, 2015. Originally scheduled to come out this month, Rockstar wanted to spend extra time to make sure the game was perfect.

Although the news of the delay is disappointing for PC owners waiting to try the game, pushing back a release date for extra polish is completely acceptable in my book. Even though the release is getting pushed back by two months, ensuring a complete and unbroken game is released should be top priority for any company. Rockstar took to their Newswire to say the following;

“”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.”

Online heists will still be released on January 27th as scheduled, according to Rockstar. Heists were shown off before the game was originally released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles but have consistently been pushed back for extra polish.

Aside from the announced delay, Rockstar released the specs for the PC version and a couple of new screenshots that look amazing. This game has somehow gotten better over the last two years and with the capability of running at a 4k resolution, the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V might be the best yet. Plus, you have an extra few weeks to upgrade your rig if needed.

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

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Stephen Janes is also co-host of the Pixelated Podcast and occasionally writes. You can follow his gaming nonsense on Twitter.

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