GTA 5 PC Release Date Delayed Again, First Screenshots Revealed

Plus, Rockstar reveals minimum and recommended PC requirements.

1945 Comments
Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed for a second time, and is now scheduled to launch March 24, Rockstar Games announced Tuesday. The game was initially scheduled to ship in "Fall 2014", and then in late January.

"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," Rockstar said on its social site Rockstar Newswire.

"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 for PC will also feature a new editing tool called the Rockstar Editor. This will give players a "full suite" of tools that they can use to create and publishing clips to the Rockstar Social Club and YouTube.

Like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of GTA V, which arrived in November 2014, the PC version will support up to 30 players for GTA Online, the game's multiplayer mode. In addition, the PC edition will include GTA Online Heists, which are due to launch for consoles "in the coming weeks."

No Caption Provided

Meanwhile, Rockstar has revealed the recommended and minimum PC specs required to play the open-world crime opus. At minimum, players will need 4GB of memory and a quad core processor that runs at least at 2.5GHz. Rockstar suggests the ideal experience will require 8GB of memory and an Intel core i5 chip (or equivalent), capable of running at 3.2GHz. The install size is 65GB.

Rockstar also says the Windows edition supports up to 4K resolution, 60fps, and triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision. You can see the first GTA V PC images in the image gallery above.

The breakdown of PC specs, written by Rockstar, is listed below.

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

GTA V was originally released in September 2013 for last-generation consoles, shipping 34 million copies. The game launched for current-generation machines in November, and sales are going strong, as GTA V was the second best-selling game of November 2014 in the US.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 1945 comments about this story
1945 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for cumonurmomsface
CumOnUrMomsFace

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Since I'm a poor soul, I must ask... (im high and drunk so pardon me if I don't spell properly or dont make sense)


The minimum requirements appear to be way above my current hardware capacity, pllese correct me if im wrong.


I am currently able to run Gta IV in medium settings. (cpu 2.4 i5 , 512MB GGPU, 1028x720? resolution)


My question is this: would I be able to run this game in low - medium settings?


If this can help you give me an answer, I bought Watch Dogs when it came out and it would force quit like every 3 - 5 minutes, it ran in lowest setting.


iight bros, that's my questin and thanks! You will all go to heaven, thhat I'm sure of.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for gamertaboo
gamertaboo

52

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >> You're going to have problems playing GTA 5 on your PC. If it's a laptop, then I would suggest that you not waste your money buying the game. If it's a desktop however, then simply go and buy a GTX 750ti, you can buy them from newegg.com, or even best buy, throw it in your computer, and get gaming. Also, I would suggest if you buy the GTX 750ti, that you spend the extra few dollars and get the 2gb version, because the 1gb version is a waste of money.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for chrischupp2
ChrisChupp2

41

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

I think that ice enhancer makes GTA iv look too shiny on some things

Upvote • 
Avatar image for OldDirtyCR
OldDirtyCR

108

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

GTA IV port was garbage. I remember maxing crysis at 60FPS no problem but couldn't even come close to turning all the sliders up on GTA (shadows/reflections/view distance/etc) without it dipping to annoyingly low FPS. The requirements to max that game at 60FPS were ridiculous. A lot of people complained about that.


So let's not complain about these delays. They are a necessary evil if we want an optimized game that doesn't run like GTA IV did.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for pimphand_gamer
PimpHand_Gamer

3015

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >> But now it's the same architecture. The consoles are low end PC's so the only thing they must be doing is fixing issues due to the myriad of hardware/software configurations and perhaps some API issues.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for holtrocks
holtrocks

1599

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

Those specs are really low so I am hopeful this will be on the level of Max Payne 3 port wise because that was one amazing port. As for the delay I don't care I would rather wait to get a game that is ready then get a rushed game that has issues now.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for king_cold360
King_Cold360

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

So I'm trying to convert to pc gaming but I don't know any cheap but reliable gaming pc's can someone help me.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Steery-Us
Steery-Us

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah man, the best thing I'd recommend is a build. Here's a video (link) that should guide you properly. It's actually Gamespot challenging two of it's employee's to build a cheap pc that performs the same or better than any next-gen console, based on that console's budget (taxes included). He tells u the parts, each individually, where obtained, and how much it cost, and a brief description on brand, value, and importance of said part. Afterwards, he assembles the computer build before your eyes (fast play), and then plays some top video games (New assasins creed, COD, etc..) that are demanding on resources, and presents them in a split screen mode, therefore displaying the next-gen console and the cheap pc build game-play simultaneousley. Now they actually had two guys do this, and the second guy did an even cheaper build. However, compared to next-gen console, no contest. (he claims/says otherwise, but, come on man, u can clearly see the difference..) However, the first guys build, Mark Walton's, well, u be the judge! And by the way, the other guys build wasn't so bad either. The games still played, looked good, even ran at 60fps, but other things lacked in performance when making the split-screen comparison. I'll put his video below Marks, if I can find it! Even better, here's the link for the project, comparison's specs and BOTH videos. Take a peek, u be the judge, and good luck pimp'n!




<< LINK REMOVED >>

Upvote • 
Avatar image for holtrocks
holtrocks

1599

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> It is highly recommended that you build one because it will USUALLY save you money. If you really have no idea where to begin I recommend heading over to reddit and going to the buildapc sub reddit they are all great over there and will help you. Just make a post asking for some help, tell them your budget and what you plan on using the computer for ie. gaming, game development, videos etc and you should get plenty of people more than willing to help you.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for king_cold360
King_Cold360

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Thx man definitely will check it out and have a nice day.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for 001011000101101
001011000101101

4395

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 337

User Lists: 0

lol so many sad PC users here.

2 • 
Avatar image for halo95945
halo95945

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

when will i get my wii u version?

3 • 
Avatar image for sxullpunch
Sxullpunch

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

One of the developers can't remember who refuted this as a false rumor then hours later it was confirmed. Come on Rockstar get your shit together.


Rockstar pissed me off when they didn't put Red Dead Redemption on PC. Bunch of PC haters.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for oplix
oplix

30

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

rockstar can go f*ck themselves

Upvote • 
Avatar image for charlievo
charlievo

362

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> you mad cause they delayed it ? and if it comes out with bugs you still going to whine and cry ? can't never please beotchessss.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Terminator95
Terminator95

1558

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 44

User Lists: 3

<< LINK REMOVED >> To bad so sad its designed for SONY anyways.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for seanwil545
seanwil545

211

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 5

Not sure I could support this game seeing R*s seemingly disregard for PC gamers. The game should have been release for PC over a year ago.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for sambucca
sambucca

73

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, but where is Red Dead?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for GIF
GIF

2978

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 47

User Lists: 0

I will wait to see the mods because right now all the missed release dates for the coop on consoles makes me not care. I cant wait to see what mods pop up

Upvote • 
Avatar image for gandospot
GandoSpot

344

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 0

End conclusion Console winner & PC loser lol.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for koospetoors
koospetoors

3715

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Can people please stop being petty bitches and just enjoy console and PC gaming for what its worth? Since both are pretty great.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Usernamenotav
Usernamenotav

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You are probably right.

Sadly is funny how they talk about pc gaming bragging superiority (anyone with a brains knows is better ) as pointless, but they are in every online corner fighting about their "1080p" low end consoles against Xboners and the milked 4 exclusives that have in the console period, that's more petty and sadder in my opinion.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jhk6557369
JHK6557369

34

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >> lol typical console peasant logic. I guess if your definition of winning is playing one crappy game a year earlier. Btw I own a console also as well as a pc. I've already played this game and lets just say its not the best game ever. If I have the option, id rather play it on pc. games will always run and look better on pc.

2 • 
Avatar image for Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

1751

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@jhk6557369

If you own a console, by your logic that makes you a peasant too stupld.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for sambucca
sambucca

73

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Games WILL always run better on PC than consoles, but that doesn't necessarily make them better gaming machines. I have a fairly decent rig with a GTX770 and to be honest I prefer gaming on my PS4 or Xbox One. It just feels more natural gaming on a machine built for gaming. PCs have multiple uses, for instance I also use mine for editing video and such, so it's less "focused", for me anyway. Plus, I work all day on a computer. The last thing I want to do is come home and spend another four hours staring at a monitor with keyboard and mouse in hand. Finally; consoles have exclusives that you just can't get on the PC. I know the PC also has it's exclusives and while they're great games, they're just not as good as the console-only stuff.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for helioslight123
Helioslight123

28

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 14

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Then your a retard.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Kefka-
Kefka-

98

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

Why not use a controller? Or play from your couch? Personally I grew up on consoles and I don't understand how people game for long period sitting up right at a desk. I got things set up so my feet are on the couch and I am leaning back in my chair so I am in a similar position as when I gamed growing up. Though I actually do like the m/k but I have a controller for when I play console "only" games on my PC like Xenoblade. Or really any game designed first with the controller in mind.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

1751

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@lonesamuari1

4 months? Try a year and a half genius.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Bryjoered07
Bryjoered07

202

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Why do you care so much? Everyone with a brain, or rather anyone that has seen PC gaming in person knows it looks better, significantly. Right now at this very instant you can get that experience for around 800 and you'll never have to upgrade again if your only want is to be better than a PS4. Almost all games come out for PC right now anyways. It simply IS the BEST third party platform.


In other words, as you seem to be a bit dense, if the game is out on multiple platforms it is ALWAYS better on PC 100% of the time. Every gaming platform has exclusives, including the PC, I don't know why you use Destiny and The Last of Us as examples when PC has many exclusives too. I bought a Wii U to play its exclusives and will probably buy a PS4 to play those exclusives as well.


EVERY single game that is on PC is better than its console counterpart, THAT is why PC is better and worthwhile. There is no argument it's just flat out better, and not even that much more expensive if you think about it.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Zennethe
Zennethe

30

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Ah, I see we have a console peasant.

2 • 
Avatar image for gandospot
GandoSpot

344

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

4 month winner>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>1.5 year loser.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Zennethe
Zennethe

30

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Even so, the console versions are no where near as polished as the PC version is. Some races are about doing things right, not fast.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for FriendBear
FriendBear

346

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 122

User Lists: 0

I'm a little bit annoyed at the delay like most people we was 'hoping' for the 27th, even though everyone pretty much knew it was going to be delayed, we all just tried to filter it out - I mean the signs of a delay was obvious such as not posting any official requirements.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for helldragonzer
helldragonzer

158

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

"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."

Translation:

We keep finding ways to hack the game, we don't want that, every PC release has been hacked and we can't keep letting it happen, we have it ready, and there's no real way we can make it better for you now, specially because we know you will mod the hell out of it and render our work useless, so until we can develop a true anti pirating system, at least consider making us some money with the console versions.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for stateenemy1
StateEnemy1

33

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >> We should rob them of money to teach them a lesson. If extremism is the only way, so be it.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for EdLazow
EdLazow

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I'm not surprised even a little bit that this was delayed.

Upvote •