GTA V for PC delayed, system specifications revealed

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Well that’s not all that surprising. GTA V was scheduled for release on PC in just over two weeks, without any real screenshots, trailers or even system specs to show. So it’s not that hard to imagine that Rockstar need a little more time with the title, as they’ve now pushed it back a few months.

GTA V will now finally grace PCs everywhere on March 24th (hopefully for real this time). Rockstar made the announcement via their newswire, while revealing what you’ll need to get the game running and some screenshots.

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. 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 good news is that Online Heists will launch alongside the game, with consoles getting access to the consistently delayed feature in the weeks leading up to the PC launch. As for system specification, well they’re the lowest I’ve seen in a while (not counting the massive hard drive space required). GTA V did originally start its life as an old-gen game, so either Rockstar have worked extremely hard on optimisation or there aren’t that many PC-specific improvements.

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

As a reference, the Nvidia 9800 GT was the the graphics card I had before upgrading nearly four years ago. It’s really, really old hardware, so most PCs should be up to scratch.

A little less excited for GTA V on PC now that it has been yanked away at the last minute? Or is that craving to return to Los Santos just too bad to ignore? Well, I know I don’t have to choose between this and Evolve now at least.

Last Updated: January 13, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

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