So what's the verdict, was Grand Theft Auto V for the PC worth the wait? It's a question that can spark a debate, and if you're in the "Yes!" camp, one piece of evidence to support your claim is GTA V's inclusion of features included in AMD's Gaming Evolved program, such as into AMD's Gaming Evolved program. As part of that, GTA V supports a feature that's called Contact Hardening Shadows (CHS) for rendering more realistic soft shadows.
Some patient PC gamers who waited this long to finally experience Grand Theft Auto V on their platform of choice (Windows PCs) are being asked to wait a little longer, jump through some installation hoops, or receive a refund and move on. At issue is a bug that's preventing GTA V from installing on some Windows PCs. The issue has been confirmed by Valve, and you may have seen a message when firing up Steam.
After what seemed like an eternity (and then some), Rockstar Games is finally ready to release Grand Theft Auto V to PC, which officially debuts at midnight on April 14, 2015, in the U.K. In the U.S., it should unlock today, April 13, at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT, or just a few hours from the time of this writing. There's still time to put in your pre-order and pre-download the title, and also Nvidia has made available its Game Ready 350.12 driver for Grand Theft Auto V today.
After numerous delays, Grand Theft Auto V is finally set to release on Windows-based PCs on April 14, 2015, otherwise known as next Tuesday. It's been a long, excruciating wait -- GTA V first shipped to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on September 17...2013! -- and in hopes of renewing interest in PC gamers who have moved on from being excited about the title, Rockstar Games has added a bunch of goodies, one of which is the ability to run the game at 4K, provided your PC can handle it. Here's a look at the hardware you'll need to run GTA V at a 4K resolution.
When it comes to developer Rockstar Games, PC gamers tend to wait a while before their IPs are brought over to the platform. This holds true for the developer’s popular Grand Theft Auto franchise. So it shouldn’t surprise us that Grand Theft Auto V for PC has been delayed to April 14.
We don't want to come off as curmudgeons halfway through the first month of a new year, so let's start by focusing on the good news surrounding Grand Theft Auto V for PC. For one, Rockstar Games today shared the first screenshots of GTA V for PC, which were taken at 4K. And secondly, the developer has given gamers a heads up about the minimum and recommended specifications.
A new perspective to the Grand Theft Auto universe
We've seen a lot go down throughout Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series -- car jacking, cold blooded murders, hot coffee, and even torture. Fun stuff (virtually speaking), but for the first time, Rockstar Games is delivering the GTA experience in a first person perspective. The new mode is being rolled out as an exclusive to Grand Theft Auto V for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
With all due respect to the PC gamers who, after waiting so long for Grand Theft Auto V to be ported to Windows with nary a peep from Rockstar Games, have understandably lost interest, this is a big day. At long last, Rockstar has finally picked a release date for GTA V on PC -- January 27, 2015 -- and I couldn't be more excited. Why? Partially because I've played the game with delight on the Xbox 360 and was totally drawn in, and also because I'm anxious to see the improved graphics and new features.
Rumors of GTA V's cancellation on PC have been greatly exaggerated (or so we hope)
Given how long Rockstar Games has been dragging its feet in porting Grand Theft Auto V over to PC, it would have been easy to believe the rumor that it's been cancelled, shelved, axed, dismissed with prejudice, etc. However, don't you believe it. Not only was the rumor a bit dubious to begin with, but Rockstar put most doubt to rest by reiterating that it still plans to bring GTA V to PC.
Psst, Rockstar Games -- release GTA V to PC already!
Hype was high leading up to the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, and just like with previous releases in the series, it launched to console first with nary a word from the developer when it would land on PC. Heck, we still don't know when GTA V will finally be ported over to Windows, though some hints have emerged. A Danish retailer recently listed GTA V shipping to PC on November 14, 2014, though now it says something different.