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GTA V PC Delayed Until March, Online Heists Arrive In The ‘Coming Weeks’

by Mike Futter on Jan 13, 2015 at 03:18 AM

Bad news GTA fans, the PC release has been delayed by approximately two months. The title was originally announced for a launch date of January 27, but will now be arriving in March.

“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 studio says. “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.”

Grand Theft Auto Online will support 30 players on PC. It will launch alongside Grand Theft Auto V on March 24.

This won’t delay the release of online heists on other platforms, though. Those are planned for “the coming weeks.”

GTA V on PC supports 4K resolution and Nvidia 3D Vision, as well as triple monitor displays. Here are the required and recommended specs:

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 

For more on Grand Theft Auto V, you can read up in our review of the current-gen release. For more on what players can expect from online heists, you can read up in our previous coverage.

[Source: Rockstar]

 

Our Take
This will no doubt be a disappointment to the eager PC community that has been looking forward to a trip to Los Santos. It also means that a major release drops out of this fairly thin month. It’ll be worth the wait though, especially if you have the 4K display to make the game look its best.