It’s been bad news after bad news for PC gamers waiting to get their hands on Grand Theft Auto V and unfortunately, today brings much of the same. Rockstar has confirmed that GTA V for the PC has been pushed back to April 14.
The studio said they simply need more time to ensure that the game is as polished as possible and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to go on launch day. As a gesture of goodwill, Rockstar will give those that have pre-ordered an additional $200,000 in-game cash to use in GTA Online.
If it’s any consolation, Rockstar says the PC version of GTA V is their most graphically and technically advanced version yet. The game features PC-specific enhancements such as greater levels of detail, deeper configuration options and support for ultra-high definition which I assume means 4K.
Rockstar also added that it is fully optimized to support a broad range of hardware so hopefully, compatibility won’t be much of an issue.
GTA V was originally expected to arrive on the PC last fall – a full year after it came out on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game did ship on next generation consoles late last year but the PC version was a no-show.