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GTA V Pushed Back To September

Matt Gardner
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GTA V Pushed Back To September

In an open letter to fans, Rockstar have revealed that the hotly-anticipated GTA V will be pushed back to a September release date, apologising for the "short delay".

Grand Theft Auto V will now hit shelves on September 17th, 2013.

"We know this is about four months later than originally planned and we know that this short delay will come as a disappointment to many of you," the development team stated. "But, trust us, it will be worth the extra time. GTAV is a massively ambitious and complex game and it simply needs a little more polish to be of the standard we and, more importantly, you require.

"To all Grand Theft Auto fans, please accept our apologies for the delay, and our promise that the entire team here is working very hard to make the game all it can be. We are doing all we can to help ensure it will meet if not exceed your expectations come September – we thank you for your support and patience."

A press release issued by the company revealed that the original project release window had indeed been May, but that "additional development time" is required.

“Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.”

Sure, it sucks to wait a few extra months for our GTA fix, but if it makes the game better, we're all for it.

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Late  Jan. 31, 2013 at 16:09

Disappointing, but fair enough. For a big title like this, where we only (relatively) recently found out it was being made I'm happy to wait until September. It's not like it's been delayed for years like Duke Nukem, Gran Turismo, and Bioshock Infinite.

Gives me a chance to work through my backlog of games. (Won't happen, of course - the backlog will almost certainly be bigger by then... ;) )

Kopite211  Jan. 31, 2013 at 20:07


gmdlogan  Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:23

Its better to get something right and take their time, than rush something out thats plainly full of bugs and generally unfinished a la Assassins Creed 3, Black Ops 1 and 2.

As long as it isn't a chore at times like IV, i'm not worried.

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