Grand Theft Auto V Launch Pushed Back to September

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Rockstar has announced what is likely to be an extremely sad bit of news for many gamers to hear. Grand Theft Auto V, previously expected to ship out this spring, has been delayed for a few months. The game now has a confirmed launch date of 9.17.2013.

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Anywho… the reasoning behind the delay comes from the standard “we need more time to polish” PR handbook. Here’s the official letter Rockstar released to its fans explaining the decision:

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

Grand Theft Auto V Is Coming 9.17.2013 [Rockstar Games]

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