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Grand Theft Auto 5's PC launch date delayed to March

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Grand Theft Auto 5's PC launch, originally scheduled for later this month, has been pushed to March 24, Rockstar Games announced this morning.

"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," the publisher said in a statement. "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."

Grand Theft Auto 5's PC launch date was originally planned for a fall release window alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions. In September, Rockstar games moved the PC launch to Jan. 27.

Along with the delay, Rockstar announced the minimum and recommended PC specifications for the game, along with several new screenshots touting the game's 4K resolution and triple-monitor support.

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
DVD Drive

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