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GTA 5 PC release delayed as minimum specs confirmed

Sam Loveridge

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Rockstar has confirmed the GTA 5 PC release date is delayed until March 24.

Alongside the confirmation of the PC minimum and recommended specs for GTA 5 on PC, Rockstar also revealed the release date has been pushed back.

Previously, GTA 5 on PC was due to be released on January 27, just a fortnight away.

Now the release date has been pushed back nearly two months to March 24.

“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”, said Rockstar in the latest blog post. “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.”

The PC port of GTA 5 will come with GTA Online for PC, which is capable of supporting up to 30 players and will feature Online Heists. The latter will launch in the coming weeks on console platforms.

GTA 5 for PC also comes equipped with the Rockstar Editor. This editing tool suite allows you to create and publish gameplay clips, sharing them to YouTube or the Rockstar Social Club.

Rockstar also released the recommended and minimum PC specs for GTA 5.

They are as follows:

GTA 5 minimum PC 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 for latter)

Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 or 2.5GHz AMD Phenom 9850 quad-core processor

Memory: 4GB

Video Card: Nvidia 9800GT 1GB or AMD HD 4870 1GB, both with DirectX 10, 10.1 or 11

Sound Card: 100 per cent DirectX compatible

HDD Space: 65GB

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GTA 5 recommended PC specifications

OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1

Processor: 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 3470 or 4GHz AMD X8 FX-8350

Memory: 8GB

Video Card: Nvidia GTX 660 2GB or AMD HD7870 2GB

Sound Card: 100 per cent DirectX 10 compatible

HDD Space: 65GB

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