Rockstar Games has finally revealed a release date for GTA V but its much further than we previously expected. As you know, Rockstar previously projected GTA V to release by Spring of this year. The GTA V developer now says the game wont be hitting shelves until September 17th 2013. Though they did not give a solid reason for the delay, here is a statement issued by the studio:
Today, we have an official release date to share with you: Grand Theft Auto V will arrive in stores on September 17, 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, 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.
The GTA Team
After this news was revealed, Rockstar’s websites were bombarded with angry and hateful comments by many fans who were banking on a Spring release. The GTA V developer then released the following statement.
The GTA V cover which was due to release this week has also been pushed back but Rockstar did not comment on how long. As always you can check out more info and discussions on the game by visiting our GTA 5 forums.