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Rockstar Delays GTA 5 For PC Once Again, Now Promises April 14 Launch

As if the last couple delays weren't enough, Rockstar has postponed the release of GTA V for the PC once more. Previously, it was already postponed to March 24, but the latest delay pushes that back a few weeks to April 14. If you had cleared your schedule, thinking that the launch was just a month away, you're going to need to find something else to keep yourself entertained for a while longer.

It's a well-known fact that developers have been getting sloppy with game releases, releasing unfinished titles simply because it's easy to patch them after they are already installed on people's PCs and consoles. What this leads to is a very sloppy early-adopter experience, and masses of gamers are starting to question whether they should bother pre-ordering games at all anymore.

To its credit, Rockstar doesn't seem to want to release an unfinished game. The console variant of the game has been out since September 2013, but Rockstar has been working hard to ensure that the PC variant of the game is actually a finished, finalized and well-polished product.

There's a lot of anger on the street though -- on the post where Rockstar announced the latest delay, there are many comments from annoyed gamers who are tired of waiting. This raises the question: Do we still want to give Rockstar credit for actually working on a polished game, or is it just becoming a little frustrating now?

Either way, Rockstar is offering a little something in return. For this delay, the company offers pre-purchasing players an additional $200,000 of in-game cash for the multiplayer component. The last delay offered users more, as well as a free game, but that deal has expired by now.

Rockstar also announced that the Online Heists would be available on March 10.

Either way, let's hope for a very properly polished game. If GTA V for the PC doesn't end up shining like a pearl after all these delays, people will flip their tables in anger.

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  • Steveymoo
    Nearly 2 year delay for a port. Good job Rockstar. Shat on the platform that gave you your break in the video game industry.
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  • plsf2010
    Will this game really ever be released?
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  • Alec Mowat
    lol gtx 5
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  • none12345
    Im all for developers releasing finished games....but...18 months extra for a port, not counting any work done before the initial release.... That seems like incompetence.

    If after all that time, they release a buggy product, they are going to get a MAJOR crap storm.
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  • Lmah
    Atleast they didn't give us a 2 day notice like last time. I took a week off work for their last release date. Ended up having to go outside and stuff, it was weird.
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  • Bondfc11
    I love all the complaints from people who could have never done anything like this game on their own. I want a polished experience and if it's good, then it's worth the wait.

    All the complainers need to learn some frigging patience. But maybe that is too much to ask these days.
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  • Achoo22
    All the complainers need to learn some frigging patience. But maybe that is too much to ask these days.

    Well, Rockstar did in fact set a release date and then miss it (twice). I can definitely understand how someone who pre-ordered could become frustrated.
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  • toddybody
    Ughhhh. Lets hope that the game is *nearly* flawless as a result.

    Frustrations aside, I was impressed by the system requirements...I was fearful the game would need a 980 to max 1080p or some nonsense.
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  • David Whapham
    That starts golf season.. I'll wait until the fall then (If I buy it at all..)
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  • brettms71
    I'm ok with this as long aas the release is a good one. I would rather wait. After all i'm pretty sure the games on steam i still haven't played since i bought them on special is still in the double figures!
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