Yet Another Delay For GTAV PC, But It May Be For The Best

Set to originally release on the 25th of January, Rockstar‘s Grand Theft Auto 5 port to PC has been set back two months following an announcement from the developers:

“As we head into 2015, we would like to share the first screens and system specs of Grand Theft Auto V for PC as well as a new release date of March 24, 2015.”

The folks at Rockstar deem the reason for the delay to be due to the desire the polish and test the game further.

Considering the inadequate early optimization and performance of the previous installment, Grand Theft Auto IV, this is a good step towards the right direction for a successful launch on the PC platform.

Unfortunately though, many fans will have to wait just a bit longer

“… the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be… these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March.”

However, many fans and gamers on the platform voiced their disapproval and disappointment of the decision.

The recent trend in games is that they are delayed for weeks, if not months, beyond the original date; many gamers are finding themselves frustrated.

Despite the negativity, there are some good things for fans to ponder about as they wait for the PC release. The game will feature native 4k resolution for those who have the hardware, and an in-game video editor for those who wish to make videos of their endeavors.

Additionally, Rockstar released the minimum and recommended specifications for the game, and they’re very reasonable! Check them out below:

Minimum Specs

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,

Recommended Specs

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,

As a PC gamer, I am very enthusiastic about this game, as I have always been with the series.

However, I am very happy that they’re taking the time to better optimize and tweak the game; the extra two months will be worth the wait if they actually improve the game.

Do you feel that the delay will enhance the game’s overall performance (optimization and sales) or do you believe that it won’t accomplish much and not change the direction of the port in anyway?

Consumer Expert Tanner Geiger

An eighteen year old college student, on the path of either a Graphical Design or Computer Science Major. On my free time, I enjoy playing video games, reading, writing, listening to music and drawing.