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Early Grand Theft Auto V speculation lead many to believe that the blockbuster title was going to be released in the spring. Turns out they were right…it WAS. What was originally a Spring 2013 release has been pushed all the way back to September 17th, 2013, in kind of a good news/bad news situation. Here’s the official word, straight from the guys at Rockstar Games:

Dear all,

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.

Yours,
The GTA Team

 

So there you go, the answer to the question that everybody and their pet monkey’s been asking for years is September 17th. Thus begins the 7+ month wait for the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Jeez…it feels like only yesterday that the releases of Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 were half a year away. Soon enough, we’ll all be saying the same about GTA V.



Source : Rockstar Games