Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Pushed to March (But Damn it Sure Looks Amazing at 4K Resolution!)

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I hate to burst your bubble if you were looking forward to playing Grand Theft Auto V on your personal computer later this month, but Rockstar today announced that the game’s launch has been delayed. The game had been scheduled to release on January 27th, but now you won’t be able to visit Los Santos on a PC until March 24th. Bummer, dude!

With all the bells and whistles of first-person gameplay, the Rockstar Editor, online heists in GTA Online at launch, and support for triple monitor setups, the extra wait will totally be worth it. Especially if you have a system capable of running the game at 4K resolution. Just take a gander at the new screenshots on this page for proof of that.

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Of course, you’re going to need one hell of a rig to achieve 4K quality, but the minimum and recommended system specs actually aren’t too demanding. See for yourself:

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
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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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Source: Rockstar Games

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