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GTA 5 System Requirements Come With Delay Til March 24

Can you run it?

The game I was most looking forward to in January has just been pushed back again. Grand Theft Auto V - released on consoles in September 2013, and on some more consoles in November 2014 - is now coming to PC on March 24th.

Oh well. There are some system requirements below, should you want to check whether you can run it in the meantime.

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

Which all sounds pleasantly scaleable, and makes sense in light of its earlier release.

I played a fair amount of GTA 5 on 360 - till my console red-ringed, anyway - and enjoyed it. Not for its characters who are mostly unpleasant, or its missions which work hard to make you feel like you're wasting your time, but for the same reason I always enjoy Grand Theft Auto games: the world in which it takes place.

I'm looking forward to the PC re-release for two reasons. One, because it has the first-person mode previously released on the fancier console boxes. That means I don't have to wait for a mod to come along and give me that ability, like last time.

Two, because the PC version comes with a replay editor, which was so much fun to tinker with in Grand Theft Auto IV. I fancy some of the game's multiplayer modes - the PC version will have the much delayed Online Heists at launch - but mainly so I can then cut all the silliness together into slapstick comedy shorts.

The post on the Rockstar Games blog has some screenshots of the PC version running at 4K resolution, which is how I was able to crop in so tight on Michael's gurnface above.

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