GTA 5 delayed on PC

Gta 5 Pc

Grand Theft Auto 5's PC release date has been knocked a couple of months into the future to March 24, according to an announcement today on the GTA 5 newswire. The reasons: "testing and polish". Here's there full statement.

"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. 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."

The PC version will come with some extras. It'll run at 4K resolution and comes with a video editor so you can film your own Scorsese crime epics, or create gifs of Trevor falling off things in slow motion. Rockstar also announced the system requirements today, and they're not too bad.

The last minute delay is bad news for anyone who booked time off to play it in their pants for days—ahem—but we can at least spend the extra time daydreaming about the mods we'd love to see for GTA 5 PC, or new ways to play GTA 5 without breaking the law. It'll hopefully be worth the wait because, as Andy explains, GTA 5 will be best on PC.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.