Rockstar Games recently updated its blog with news that customers who pre-purchase Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) on the PC from the Rockstar Warehouse will get $1,000,000 of in-game currency to spend in both GTAV and Grand Theft Auto Online ($500K for the online portion, $500K for the story mode). Customers can purchase the physical or digital version to receive this load of virtual cash.
But that's not all. Customers who pre-purchase the game from the Rockstar Warehouse between now and February 1 will also receive one free digital download from Rockstar's library of games. These include Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto IV, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Manhunt, Max Payne 2, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Midnight Club II and Grand Theft Auto III. Rockstar is also throwing in an extra $300K to spend in Grand Theft Auto Online.
"The digital download version of GTAV for PC is also now available to pre-order from Steam," the blog stated. "For those asking about pre-order availability with other digital retailers, we expect them to become available at some point later today."
News of the pre-purchase incentives arrives after the studio announced that GTAV for Windows PC won't arrive until March 24, 2015. Rockstar said that it needed the extra weeks to spit-shine the game and to run additional tests before GTAV goes live. The studio added that the decision was hard to make, but the delay will be in the best interests of everyone. In other words, Rockstar doesn't want GTAV suffering the same glitchy launch as other big-name PC games that have recently hit store shelves.
"GTA Online for PC, which will support up to 30 players, will launch alongside GTAV for PC and will include GTA Online Heists," the studio said in a blog earlier this week. "Online Heists for consoles will be launching in the coming weeks ahead of the PC launch."
As a recap, GTAV will require at the very least a quad-core Intel Core 2 Q6600 running at 2.40 GHz or a quad-core AMD Phenom 9850 running at 2.5 GHz. On the GPU front, players will need at least an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT (1 GB) or an AMD Radeon HD 4870 (1 GB). Other requirements include 4 GB of RAM, 65 GB of HDD space, a DVD drive, a DirectX 10 compatible sound card, and the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Service Pack 2, at the very least.