Grand Theft Auto IV PC postponed

— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2008

With all the exciting new games storming PCs and consoles lately—Fable 2, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, and Mirror's Edge, to name a few—a console port getting postponed isn't exactly the end of the world. Nonetheless, IGN reports that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV now won't make it to stores until December 2. As we reported in August, Rockstar originally planned to have the PC port out on November 18 in North America.

Back then, Rockstar said GTA IV PC would have "newly expanded multiplayer." IGN now mentions that the new version of the title will also include graphical enhancements, including the ability to turn up the draw distance and increase traffic density.

IGN has come upon the official system requirements for the game, too. Rockstar apparently recommends a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad or 2.1GHz AMD Phenom X3, 2.5GB of RAM (2GB for Windows XP users), and a Nvidia GeForce 8600 or AMD Radeon HD 3870 graphics card with 512MB of memory. Those recommendations look a tad hasty, though, since that Core 2 Quad and Radeon should be significantly faster than the Phenom X3 and GeForce. Who knows, though—perhaps GTA IV performance on AMD cards isn't up to snuff. (Thanks to Shacknews for the tip.)

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