GTA V delayed on PC until 24th March

GTA V PC Screenshot (3)

New Grand Theft Auto V PC screenshots and the system specs have been revealed. Heists promised on consoles before PC release.

Bad news PC owners, Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed from its January release until a new 24th March release.

The news comes from Rockstar's own newswire update, with the developers stating:

"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."

Rockstar did say that by the time the PC version arrives it will include the GTA Online Heists mode, which is due to hit consoles "in the coming weeks ahead of the PC launch."

To soften the blow of the delay Rockstar shared some new PC screenshots of the game, which you can check out below.

Furthermore the PC minimum and recommended requirements have been revealed too. Check below to see if your rig is up to it:

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

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