GTA V Officially Delayed Again And Official PC Requirements Unveiled

Abdullah Awan

Bad News for PC gamers, GTA V has again been delayed and this time it is official. Earlier we reported this delay on our website but was denied by Rockstar telling the gaming community that the game was not getting delayed this time and the release date of january the 27th stands. New updates according to the Rockstar Official website confirm that the game has been delayed again and the new release date is set to be 24th of March, 2015. The news has earlier been rumored on Wccftech; follow the link to read more. Rockstar posted the following message on their website:

"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."

GTA V's PC Requires a Massive 65GB of Hard Disk Space

Alongside, Rockstar also announced that that the Online version of the game will support up to 30 players and will launch alongside GTA V for PC and will include GTA Online Heists. They also released the Official PC requirements of the game which are quite high(as expected) and the game requires a mammoth 65GB of Hard Disk Space. The official requirements are as follows.

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

So as seen earlier, its bye to 32-bit PCs as their era has finally ended and now 64-bit systems have taken over. Comparing the requirements to recent games, they've been expected and will require you putting some extra bit into your PC to play the game. Interestingly, the requirements for the processor have been set at a least of a Quad-Core CPU and the graphic card requirements are not as high as expected, after the optimized mess of GTA IV. RAM requirements are routinely set as a minimum of 4GB and the game is DirectX 10 Compatible.

Rockstar has been delaying the GTA V again and again for quite some time now and PC gamers are getting irritated at the dismissive attitude of the Rockstar team towards the PC version of the game. The PC requirements are probably just a cover for them to showcase the delay and keep the fans interested, a cover that the fans will see right through!

In case you missed it before, the new release date is 24th of March, 2015. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the game.


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