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GTA V PC Release Date Delayed Till March, System Requirements Revealed

by Kyle Hanson

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Rumors have swirled for a while that the highly anticipated PC release of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) would be delayed, but Rockstar was always quick to deny them. However, it seems that the rumors were on-point as today they have announced a delay from the original January release date all the way to March 24th, 2015. This is a bit strange to see as the original release date was only two weeks away as of this announcement, meaning Rockstar was really pushing right up to the end trying to avoid this.

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

Apparently the delay is being made to give the game some extra polish with the developer 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.”

This delay also means that console players will get to play the new Heists in GTA Online before PC players even get their hands on the game. Rockstar clarified by saying “GTA Online for PC, which will support up to 30 players, will launch alongside GTAV for PC and will include GTA Online Heists. Online Heists for consoles will be launching in the coming weeks ahead of the PC launch.”

Along with this news came the first screenshots from the PC version, one of which can be seen above, as well as the minimum and recommended PC system requirements, which can be seen below,

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
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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 already available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. It will now hit PC on March 24th, 2015.

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