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January 14, 2015

PC gamers will have to wait until March for Grand Theft Auto 5

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PC gamers will be a little disappointed today if they were hoping to play Grand Theft Auto 5 later this month as the release has been pushed to March 24th. The announcement from Rockstar is below:

“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,” the publisher said in a statement. “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.”

This is a major blow as the release was originally planned for the same time it arrived on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 but has been hit with delays ever since. Some good news arrived tho as Rockstar has announced the minimum and recommended PC specifications for the game, along with a few screenshots that are hyping the games 4K resolution and triple-monitor support. The specifications are 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
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As a PC gamer it is disappointing news but I feel Rockstar are working hard to make sure we get the best experience possible when the game finally launches. Let me know your thoughts below.

Source – Rockstar Newswire

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