The hugely anticipated Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed. Originally due in the Spring, Rockstar’s widely sought-after open world adventure is now due in September.
“Dear all,” starts the statement from the developers. “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.”
GTA V is our top 5 anticipated game for 2013.
“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.”
There’s no particular reason for the delay other than the “polish” line, but this would put the game squarely in the path of the oncoming next generation of consoles – not a great place to be.
And so the teasing begins anew.