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GTA V Delayed, Now Out September

Four months late. Why...?

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.

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51 Comments
  1. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I’d rather have a more polished game obviously, but what I’d like even more is a PC announcement!

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 15:54.
    • Jas-n
      Since: Aug 2008

      Yeah, surely for a game like GTA, there could be a way to produce console and PC games at the same time, for the same release window, but noooo, I have to buy the game twice.

      Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:03.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Pretty sure you don’t HAVE to buy it twice! ;)

        Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 18:04.
  2. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Is it suffering from GT5-itis?

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 15:57.
  3. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    If there’s a day one patch….

    Also could do with a nice new image set to keep us chugging along.

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:02.
  4. BrendanCalls
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
    Since: Forever

    Hmm! Falling behind the date that the next gen of consoles will probably be announced. Could be disastrous if they release in Sept and next gen hits in time for xmas, they can kiss quite a fair amount of sales bye bye!

    However on the flip side, it keeps creeping, who is to say it might not creep itself all the way into being a dual-console launch title.

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:02.
  5. Nickboss1
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Can’t blame then being scared to go up against The Last Of Us :)

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:10.
  6. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDDDD! Ahem, i mean that is disappointing and i was going to get it on release as a late birthday present depending on the release date but seeing as it’s been delayed, that won’t happen. Will be interesting to see if GTA5 can outsell COD as they are both released in within months of each other and GTA tends to sell well as well as murdering it’s way to the number one spot for a few weeks.

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:14.
    • Nickboss1
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      The power of Naughty Dog.

      Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:17.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        You don’t know the power of the Dog!

        I doubt it’s because of them, Rockstar generally tend to not care about other games and take their time. Suspect they just need the extra time to enlarge the boobs on the hookers. I mean, extra time to polish the game.

        Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:34.
    • Nickboss1
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      sure.

      Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 17:54.
      • Nickboss1
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        keep telling yourself that lol.

        Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 17:55.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        It is actually because they need more time on it. TLOU is lucky that GTA5 has been delayed as it would have been buried by it. But i’m glad it’s been delayed as i won’t have to choose between TLOU and GTA5. :D

        Comment posted on 01/02/2013 at 12:21.
  7. xdarkmagician
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    like nobody saw this coming. It doesn’t matter when GTAV ships, its going to sell and I’m going to buy it over any other game.

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:16.
  8. MOVE
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Personally I don’t give a damn about GTA but I do recognize that is has a massive impact on games coming out in its release window. In other words: I’m a really happy on The Last Of Us’ behalf. And yes, Killzone: Mercenary should probably be delayed a couple of weeks despite being on a different platform.

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:16.
  9. JBoo
    Banned
    Since: Oct 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:27.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      Or they need more time and i doubt that they will delay it just for the PS4 as that’s yet to be announced. Plus, they’ve developed it for the current lot.

      Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:32.
  10. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Nooooooooo!!!

    Comment posted on 31/01/2013 at 16:50.

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