Rockstar has announced Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed on PC for the third time. The open-world shooter set in the fictional Blaine County will now be hitting PC nearly a month later than originally planned, arriving at stores on April 14th.

Previously pencilled in for a March 24th release, Rockstar has made the decision to delay the game in order to get a little more time to ensure GTA 5 is as polished as possible on PC. The move should ensure both the Grand Theft Auto Online multiplayer component and the eagerly anticipated Online Heists will both be ready in time for its launch.

As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online,” said Rockstar in a press release. “As always, we ask for the GTA PC community’s understanding and assistance in helping to report any concerns during the early days of launch when those inevitable initial teething issues arise on the new platform.

Rockstar has assured us Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC will be the most technically advanced version of the game ever, boasting a host of PC-specific enhancements that will ensure it looks considerably better than the current-gen console versions, provided you’ve got the hardware of course.

The New York-based developer also confirmed Heists would finally be coming the console versions on March 10th, ending an 18-month wait for the co-operative online mode that has you and your buddies attempting to rob various facilities over the course of multi-part missions.

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Disappointed to be faced with yet another delay? Or not too fussed if Online Heists make it in for launch?