Release date for GTA V on PC slips to March 24th 2015

GTA V

Grand Theft Auto as a series has not always had the best relationship with the PC. With Rockstar maintaining a decidedly console-based approach to design and development, fans have had to struggle on occasion to bring its attention to the PC scene.

After much speculation, GTA V for the PC is on the way, and has been for some time. Unfortunately, this wait is set to continue, following an announcement from Rockstar that development is taking slightly longer than planned, stating:

“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.”

Previously due to be released on January 27 2015, this slip was not unexpected. Rockstar is notorious for pushing back releases until they meet rigorous internal quality standards, however this means that the end result is always worth the wait.

GTAV

The announcement also came with recommended system specifications and the first screenshots of the game running in 4K, a PC exclusive. The recommended specs are:

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

Will you be picking up Grand Theft Auto V for PC in March? Let us know in the comments below.

Share This
Further reading: , , ,