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GTA 5 PC release to require 16GB of RAM?

Ahead of the upcoming GTA 5 release date, new reports have suggested that a GTA 5 PC release will require 16GB of RAM to fully utilise the game’s potential.

Although publisher Rockstar has yet to confirm any plans for a GTA 5 PC release, with the upcoming GTA 5 release date set to see just PS3 and Xbox 360 iterations of the game touch down, new reports have suggested that a GTA 5 PC offering is in the works with the title to be demanding on users’ systems.

Basing its rather speculative predictions on the system requirements for the PC rendition of Rockstar’s most recent release, Max Payne 3, gaming blog Bitbag has suggested that a GTA 5 PC release with require a whopping 16GB of system RAM to hit its maximum performance capabilities.

Whilst this puts the title’s full PC possibilities out of reach for many, latest reports have suggested that a stripped back form could be played with minimum system requirements as low as 3GB of system RAM and a 3GHz dual-core processor.

GTA 5 Rumours
With the GTA 5 release date now just weeks away, a number of questions have still yet to be answered about the latest addition to the iconic Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise, including the game’s exact date of arrival.

With Rockstar having yet to embellish on its promised ‘spring 2013’ GTA 5 release date, a number of retailers have started speculating on the game’s formal date of arrival. Whilst retail giant Tesco has offered a potential March 12 GTA 5 release date to those pre-ordering the upcoming game, further outlets have offered varying potential launch dates with a June19 arrival tipped by Amazon.

Although a GTA 5 release date has currently been confirmed only for PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers, it is widely expected the latest Grand Theft Auto iteration will touch down for PC and possible mobile platforms with publisher Rockstar stating “everything else is up for consideration.”

Dan Houser, Vice President of Rockstar Games added: “We are a third-party publisher. We’re not Nintendo, we’re not Sony, we’re not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there’s the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market.

“If that’s on Apple we put something on Apple. Wherever it might be. I think that’s the fun in what we do. We see ourselves as a content company that uses technology. We don’t make it; we use it to make the most fun stuff.”

Would you like to see a GTA 5 PC release touch down alongside the confirmed Xbox 360 and PS3 offerings or are the title’s tipped specification requirements too demanding for your machine? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feed or through the comment boxes below.

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