Rockstar delays GTAV PC again, posts hardware requirements


Once upon a time, the remastered edition of GTAV was scheduled for a cross-platform release on November 18. The PS4 and Xbone got the game on time, but the PC version has been pushed back twice: first to January 27, and now again to March 24.

Rockstar Games announced the latest delay today, chalking it up to the need for "a few extra weeks of testing," which are apparently required to make the game "as good as it can be." The studio offers its apologies—along with assurances that "these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March." I sure hope so, since the game is now four months behind schedule.

At least Rockstar is doing its due dilligence with PC-exclusive features. GTAV PC will support 4K resolutions, triple-monitor setups, and Nvidia's 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D scheme, the studio says. Rockstar's announcement also mentions 60 FPS frame rates, so it looks like we won't have to put up with a 30 FPS cap like console users.

Speaking of frame rates, Rockstar has taken the opportunity to release the system requirements for GTAV PC version. Here they are:

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

Add another game to the list of PC titles that recommend more than 4GB of RAM. GTAV's CPU requirements aren't anything to scoff at, either, and neither is its 65GB footprint. The game doesn't seem to need a hugely powerful graphics card, though. A GeForce GTX 660 can be nabbed for as little as $140 right now.

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