Grand Theft Auto 5 PC version delayed until March
January 14, 2015 | 12:11
The greatly anticipated PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 has had its release date pushed back to March 24 according to developer Rockstar.
The latest entry to the original open-world car-stealing franchise was originally due to land on the PC in January, but GTA 5 has instead been delayed so that Rockstar can add some final weeks of ‘testing and polish to make it as good as it 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.’ said a Rockstar spokesperson. ’We assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive.’
GTA Online for PC will also launch alongside GTA 5 and supports up to 30 players. It will include heist mode, a much vaunted gameplay mode that has not yet been released on consoles. Console versions of GTA Online will also see this added to the game the week before the PC launch.
As well as the updated release date, Rockstar also published the system specifications to run the game. A minimum of 4GB of RAM, an NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB or AMD HD 4870 1GB graphics card and an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 at 2.4GHz or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad Core Processor at 2.5GHz will be required.
The recommended specs suggest at least 8GB or RAM, an NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD HD7870 2GB video card and Intel Core i5 3470 at 3.2GHz or AMD X8 FX-8350 processor at 4GHz.
Grand Theft Auto 5 was initially released in September 2013 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 with recent updated versions being released in November 2014 for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.