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Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC delayed to March 24

Sorry, Rockstar fans. You're going to need to wait a few more months for the PC version to finally become avaialble.

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PC players who have been looking forward to the January 27th release of Grand Theft Auto 5 will be extremely disappointed to hear Rockstar has delayed the upcoming PC version 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," Rockstar writes on its Rockstar Newswire. "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."

Well, that's extremely disappointing. But at least Rockstar also finally released what kind of specs your PC will need in order to run GTA 5. Now that the game has been delayed to March, I guess you've got some extra time on your hands to make sure your rig is up to speed.

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
DVD Drive

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
DVD Drive

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    January 13, 2015 7:25 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC delayed to March 24

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      January 13, 2015 7:35 AM

      Welp - there goes my plans for later this month. =/

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      January 13, 2015 7:54 AM

      Faaawwwkk! Rockstar hates freedom and my money, lol.

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      January 13, 2015 7:56 AM

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      January 13, 2015 7:57 AM

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        January 13, 2015 11:39 AM

        ^^^^^^^ this 100x

        You think after all the busted games last year, we would have learned our lesson.

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      January 13, 2015 7:58 AM

      Console still must be selling really well. Fuck them.

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      January 13, 2015 7:59 AM

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      January 13, 2015 7:59 AM

      Glad they are taking the time to polish everything. The requirements don't look all that high, especially compared to The Witcher 3, so looks good in terms of scalability. No one will remember a delay, but they will remember a botched launch.

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      January 13, 2015 8:01 AM

      Damn...

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      January 13, 2015 8:03 AM

      Disappointing, but I'd rather have a late, working game than an on-time Ubi'd game.

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        January 13, 2015 11:45 AM

        They could still release a buggy game late.

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          January 13, 2015 1:13 PM

          They could, but the chances diminish when they push back release for more QA.

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      January 13, 2015 8:07 AM

      65GB HD space required. Awesome. :D

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        January 13, 2015 8:39 AM

        It's going to be 10 times better than Skyrim!!!

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      January 13, 2015 8:09 AM

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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      January 13, 2015 8:49 AM

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      January 13, 2015 8:50 AM

      Did gta 4's online mode on pc live behind rockstar social club as well?

      Online has been so inconsistent with 5, hopefully it doesn't hamper the pc release.

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      January 13, 2015 8:51 AM

      better late than never

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      January 13, 2015 8:52 AM

      Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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      January 13, 2015 8:53 AM

      At least the pc requirements aside from storage are pretty reasonable. I'd rather wait and get a finished product

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      January 13, 2015 8:53 AM

      Ahh dang. Well hopefully it is a smooth, bug free launch.

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      January 13, 2015 10:49 AM

      I like how two whole months = "a few extra weeks" to them.

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      January 13, 2015 11:21 AM

      Odds of it hitting that date?

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      January 13, 2015 11:40 AM

      :( all well, as much as this sucks I am super happy they are supporting triple screen setups(freaking awesome btw) and the extra stuff so I am cool with it.

      We waited this long so a few more months is not going to kill us I guess.

      Maybe Titan 2s will be out by then.

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      January 13, 2015 7:08 PM

      This makes me feel like I got my throat slashed on the inside.

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      January 13, 2015 9:46 PM

      March? Fuck that. It should have been released along side the One and PS4 versions.

      I know it's probably for the best, but still, fuck that. I'm tired of waiting.

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      January 13, 2015 9:48 PM

      I love how many threads we have about this.

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