Grand Theft Auto GTA 5 PC Screenshot
A screenshot from Grand Theft Auto V's PC version.Rockstar Games

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed.

Rockstar confirmed the new release date of 24 March in a statement on their website, also releasing the system requirements PC gamers will need to run the game.

Grand Theft Auto GTA 5 PC Screenshot
Playable character Trevor in the PC version of GTA 5.Rockstar Games

GTA 5 on PC was previously pencilled in for release on 27 January, already well after the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game released in November.

"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," reads the 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.

"Thanks everyone for your understanding and we assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March."

GTA Online will be released at the same time in March and will support up to 30 players. Online Heists will also be included, and will finally launch on consoles in "the coming weeks" ahead of the PC release.

Rockstar also confirmed that the game will run at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution. A "Rockstar Editor" will also be included, giving players a full suite of editing tools to use on gameplay clips.

The full system requirements are below:

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
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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