Grand Theft Auto V PC Delayed, First Screenshots Revealed

PC gamers will have to wait a little while longer, but at least the game is looking gorgeous.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Grand Theft Auto V PC has been delayed from a January launch to March, Rockstar has revealed, with the company also releasing a batch of new screenshots and the specs for the game.

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GTAV will now release on the PC on March 24th, 2015, as opposed to its initial “late January” launch. It will run at 1080p and 60fps with support for 4K monitors, too. Judging from the screenshots the game looks absolutely gorgeous, and is quite a noticeable step up from the PS4 and Xbox One editions of the game, which also boasted a notable leap in terms of visuals from their PS3/Xbox 360 predecessors.

The game will also feature the brand new Rockstar Editor, which will allow PC gamers to share their video clips with others using a full suite of editing tools. These clips can then be published either directly to Rockstar’s Social Club, or to YouTube.

There’s also a little more news about the upcoming Heists mode for GTA Online. According to Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto V on the PC will launch with Heists already available, with it set to be released in the “weeks ahead of the PC launch.” This still isn’t a concrete release date for the heavily anticipated mode, but at least this is confirmation that we’ll be getting it before March.

Here are the PC specifications for the game: 

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

It’s a little disappointing that PC gamers are going to have to wait even longer to get their hands on the game, but hey, at least it’s looking pretty, right?

Check out the screenshots for the game in the gallery below: