GTA V for PC Has Been Delayed to March as Minimum Specs are Revealed

By Gerald Lynch on at

Some good news and some bad news, PC gamers. Which do you want first? Of course: the bad news. Grand Theft Auto V's long-awaited arrival on PC has been pushed back yet again, with a new release date of March 24th, 2015 announced this afternoon.

However, as you've been constantly reassured, the PC version will be the ultimate edition of the game, with support for 4K resolutions, and plenty of modding potential too. To soften the blow of the launch delay, developers Rockstar have posted the full minimum specifications requirement for the game, along with recommended specs. You can find them at the bottom of this post.

So, that good news then? The minimum specifications are actually very achievable! Of course, scraping these low standards doesn't mean you'll get all the bells and whistles (while the "Recommended Specifications" look a little too modest to me to be able to go anywhere near 4K resolutions comfortably). But at least those with less-brutish rigs will have a chance to experience one of the best games of recent times in some shape or form. [Rockstar]

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