Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC gets pushed back, PC specs and 4K screenshots released

For the past week, Rockstar Games was pretty adamant that the release date for Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC was not going to be pushed back and would release on January 27, 2015. In fact they stated this several times.

“GTAV will be coming to PC on January 27th. We have not announced any changes to this date at this time.”

Well seems there maybe some confusion on their part as they have now come out and stated that the release date has indeed been pushed back until March 24th, 2015. 

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.

Now I’m sure that delays don’t exactly make anyone happy, Rockstar Games included, but at the same time I’d rather have a polished game instead of a incomplete and buggy one. So Rockstar, take all the time you need to get this right.

Rockstar Games also released the PC specs required to play the game as well as son 4K screenshots, which you’ll find 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:
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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Source: Rockstargames.com

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