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GTA V delayed, release coming September 17, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V - General News | @ 09:08 AM CST | By victim
Rockstar just updated their Newswire with some surprising news: Grand Theft Auto V is coming on the 17th of September.
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

Rockstar also issued this press release regarding the announcement, including a plot synopsis for the game:
Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on September 17, 2013.

Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

"Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months."

The September release date moves the launch back from its original projected release window of spring 2013 in order to allow additional development time. The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world Rockstar Games has yet created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game's three lead characters, playing all sides of the game's interwoven story.

All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto's darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.
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MattStar
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Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
Bittersweet news. For one, we have a real date, and the game will be better developed. But at the same time....... I WANNA PLAY GTA V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-31-2013 09:19 AM
Mirokunite
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Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
I just hope they don't go dark with the media until late summer or something.
01-31-2013 09:46 AM
truekiller
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Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 149
I am glad we have a release date but since when is September "spring"? Was thinking it would be around April/May not September. Rockstar should have said Fall.

Edit- Didn't read the whole thing. Guessing giving us the release date it for the delay. Hopefully this time around the actually have the game run in full HD on PS3.

[ post edited 01-31-2013 10:00 AM by truekiller ]
01-31-2013 09:56 AM
SA
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Posts: 314
pahaha, called it.
01-31-2013 02:06 PM
bennifer3000
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Posts: 251
Disappointing but deep down I think we all expected it.
01-31-2013 05:28 PM
Tendercrisp
Been making Mcconaughey jokes since long before...

Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,446
Anyone that knows this company saw it coming.
01-31-2013 07:00 PM
J.Orlando
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Registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 64
Yeah. The only thing that is "surprising" about this "news" is that it came so late. I mean, sheesh -- they only had like -- what -- about six MONTHS between when we all figured it out and when they announced it...
01-31-2013 10:46 PM
Chigurh
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Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 24
Better than if they tried to rush it and it end up being a broken mess I suppose.
01-31-2013 11:53 PM
Khordi
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Registered: May 2012
Posts: 1
I honestly think they are doing this maybe to put it on the next gen consoles? could take that long to port it ?
02-01-2013 08:31 AM
matt__jon
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Posts: 83
Lets just go ahead an say late October
02-01-2013 12:20 PM
r33dh4m
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Posts: 10
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! !
02-01-2013 12:56 PM
SA
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Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 314
When was there ever a gta game that was originally supposed to release in spring that actually released in spring ? None of them.
02-01-2013 03:54 PM
jwrebholz
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Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 457
Son of a BITCH!

Can't say I didn't see it coming though.
02-01-2013 10:43 PM
SA
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Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 314
They might as well go ahead and say October... real GTA fans know this shit.
02-10-2013 07:49 PM
 

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