The PC version of GTA has been delayed again.
The previously announced release date of January 27, has been pushed back two months until March 24. Rockstar didn’t offer any specific information on what has caused the delay, but the news was posted on their website with the the accompanying 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.”
Hopefully this will mean that they can avoid a situation like the one that surrounded the release of the quite unfinished and resoundingly broken, Assassin’s Creed Unity released in November 2014.
To go along with the announcement Rockstar released six new screenshots as well as the minimum and recommended system requirements.
Looking at the difference between Rockstar’s minimum system requirements and the ones they recommend; it seems that much of the delay may be to optimising the game for the varying power of PC setups.
To be honest, it seems like at this point anyone who was actually interested in playing the game has probably already done, so the PC players will probably get more into GTA Online. That said I am looking forward to seeing what the community will people create within what is set to be a visually impressive world.
– Rhys Pope
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