Grand Theft Auto V For PC Delayed Once Again, Rockstar Now Aims For April Launch

You may recall that we gave Grand Theft Auto V an Editor's Choice award when we reviewed it for the Xbox 360 nearly a year and a half ago. We've been anxiously waiting for it to arrive on Windows ever since, and were stoked when Rockstar Games said it would release to PC in January 2015. Ah, but it wasn't meant to be, as January turned into March 24, which has now turned into April 14.

Yes, GTA V for PC is delayed again, though this time it's by less than a month. Whether it will be worth the long wait remains to be seen, and we're cautiously optimistic it will be, considering the graphical upgrades and other tweaks that are going into the Windows release.


"The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is our most graphically and technically advanced version yet, fully optimized to support a broad range of current hardware (system specifications) and features a host of PC-specific enhancements including greater levels of detail, deep configuration options and ultra-high-definition support – as well as the powerful new Rockstar Editor for recording, staging and editing original custom videos," Rockstar said.

"We thank GTA players worldwide for their patience in awaiting these big game updates and we are excited to bring both Heists and GTAV for PC to you very soon. Please stay tuned for lots more information in the weeks ahead and for now, check out some new screens showing action from Heists," the developer continued.


Rockstar said it needed a "bit more time" to make sure the game is as polished as possible, and also to ensure that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on the day of release.

Regardless of the reasoning, it's tough news to digest, especially if you've pre-ordered the game and have counting down the days. To thank you for your patience, Rockstar said it will give an additional $200,000 of in-game cash for use in GTA Online to anyone who pre-ordered.