PC Version Of ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ Delayed, PC Specs Revealed

Grand Theft Auto V for the PC has run into a bit of a snag as Rockstar has pushed the release date back to March 24. In a post on the RockStar Newswire, the developer posted some of the first screen shots of the new version that will look like alone with the official system specifications for this giant open world game.

Rockstar was quick to apologize right out of the game on their blog post, letting gamers know they were sorry for the delay, but had good reason to push back the release date of GTA V.

“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.”

Grand Theft Auto V on PC looks stunning and if a delay to March 24 keeps it that way, it is the right choice to make. One look at any of the screenshots available on the blog post showcase a stunning 1080p resolution at a silky smooth 60 frames per second. The game will also support 4K resolutions as well as triple monitor configurations for those who have the disposable income. In order to hit this insanely high resolution and frame rate, the PC gamer will need to make sure they have the following specs on their rig which ShackNews also posted. While not quite the specs The Inquisitrcovered previously, they are fairly close.

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

The PC release will have all of the bells and whistles that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions boasted including the first person play mode. In addition, GTA Online will launch day and date with GTA V on March 24 despite the delay. GTA Online will support up to 30 players and include the Online Heists available on consoles.

Grand Theft Auto V will launch for PC on March 24 for $59.99 in retail and digital forms.

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