Gaming News 11 Mar 2021 10:06 AM +00:00

Grand Theft Auto V Delayed on PC... Again

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Yes, humans of the Internet, it seems Rockstar's multi-multi-multi-million dollar selling game Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed on PC – for the second time. Previously expected to launch on January 27th, GTAV might now release on its new date of March 24th, 2015.

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Originally slated for a loose November, 2014 release, GTAV on PC was rumoured to be delayed following Gamescom chatter amongst people who attended the event. Rockstar was quick to deny the rumours, stating: “this release date has not changed” on their official forums, which has since been deleted. Two weeks later Rockstar did officially confirm they were going to delay until January, 2015.

Of course, with very little news being revealed this month about the PC version, fans naturally took to the official Rockstar forums again to ask if there was a delay. At which point, a representative said: “GTAV will be coming to PC on January 27th. We have not announced any changes to this date at this time”.

... And, you guessed it, it's now two weeks later and Rockstar has indeed confirmed it is delaying the PC release of the game until March, 2015.

Many fans have taken to both sides of the announcement. Some saying if it makes the game more polished in the end then they're happy for the delay, as long as there's a notable improvement over the console versions.

Others are becoming slightly bitter about a second delay of a title which has already technically been released four times across other platforms, and are becoming mildly restless with Rockstar's pushing.

This announcement did not come completely without some saving grace, however.

Rockstar have now confirmed the system specs for GTAV on PC - which can be read in full at the bottom of this article, as well as shown off some beautiful 4K resolution screenshots - that you can see scattered across this article (click to enlarge them).

Personally speaking; the delay is likely to be an overall positive, with the system specs looking quite reasonable for the calibre of the title. As the old adage goes: better to delay a buggy game than release it and fix things as you go (AC: Unity...).

It would, however, be a good will gesture to the fans on Rockstar's part to not continue blindly insisting the release date will stand so close to launch if they, clearly, cannot be absolutely certain. Another delay of the PC version would likely end in far more annimostity and frustration from the fanbase.

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To check out Grand Theft Auto V's PC specs, see 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

Recommended specifications:

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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

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