Grand Theft Auto V Has Been Delayed On PC – Specs Also Released

gta-v-trevor-atv-policeThe PC crowd has been asking about a Grand Theft Auto V port since long before the game ever came out on last generation hardware. Rockstar finally made good on that desire too by announcing the game would finally arrive on the platform on January 27th.

Well, unfortunately that has turned out not to be the case. It was announced today that the game’s been pushed back to March 24th on PC platforms. What makes this delay quite troubling is that in their official forums, Rockstar calmed rumours of a delay just a week and a bit ago.

On the brighter side though, the game is set to be playable at 60 frames per second in 4k if you have a heavy duty computer. I’m certain those who do will appreciate the extra time Rockstar are spending to make sure the game runs as great as possible.

For those who do intend to buy the game, the specs for the game were released too:

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
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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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I genuinely sympathize and respect developers who delay games to make sure they work before they release. It is a rarity in this market. In this case though, I really feel for the PC community who have been waiting for this game for a long, long time.