This morning Rockstar Games not only delayed Grand Theft Auto V, but they have finally set a release date in stone for the game. The title was originally given a murky Spring release, but the title has now been pushed back to September 19th. Rockstar is disappointed with this delay, no doubt worried about next gen consoles being released, but they are adamant that it will only benefit the title and make it as great as fans want. The original statement is follows.
“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.”
While delays always stink, there is no doubt I will love this game when it finally arrives, so take your time Rockstar.