Grand Theft Auto V PC Release Date Pushed Back

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According to the Rockstar games newswire, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been pushed back to March 24, 2015. Typically Rockstar Games has trouble porting games to the PC, games like Red Dead Redemption never make it and others like Bully take years. With the original Grand Theft Auto V being released back in 2013, it is rather ridiculous that the PC has yet to see a release. The silver lining is that Heists will be ready and out by the time the PC version gets a release.

Grand Theft Auto V originally launched on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September of 2013, it made it to the newer Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November of 2014. March 24, 2015 now marks the date for when the PC version will launch. The release was only two weeks away and has now been pushed to March. Rockstar has tried to avoid pushing the date back but they claim additional time is needed for testing, although they have said that PC version will be able to handle up to 30 players.

What is promised with Heists? 4-player co-op via Grand Theft Auto Online. The idea is to get a crew together, plan a heist and then proceed with the mission. The Heists are split so that each individual has a different task, one that plays to their strengths and weaknesses. The experience is said to be similar to playing a more intense and multiplayer story mode. So far the action looks pretty legitimate. Missed the trailer that came out just before the holidays? Here it is.

The good news is that the long promised Heists will be coming with the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V when it comes out. Even those that are not playing the PC version will get their hands on Heists, Rockstar Games has said that Heists will come to everyone in the weeks before the PC launch of Grand Theft Auto V.

Grand Theft Auto V for the PC was originally supposed to release at the end of January, only a few weeks ago Rockstar was dismissing rumors that the title would see a delay, although now they had to admit that the delay was in fact true. They did however release the specifications that would be needed to run the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. In addition to running at 60fps and 4K the game will be capable of 3D with Nvidia 3D Vision. For the most part the requirements are not too drastic, 4gb memory card and Windows Vista are not a hassle but 65gb of HDD is quite a lot (full list in source below).

Fans will have to wait a little longer before Rockstar releases Heists. The download will be free when it comes out and will be available on all versions of the game. The PC version has been pushed from late January to March 24, 2015.

By Garrett Jutte
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