Rockstar Games has just announced that GTA V will be released September 17th. 2013. I would say that I’m surprised, but being that it is Rockstar we’re talking about here, and Grand Theft Auto being their biggest title, the studio taking the “it’s done when it’s done” approach really comes as no surprise.
Added to the press release this morning was a statement from Rockstar detailing the reasoning behing the delay.
“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.”
This news is a bit disappointing considering I was ready to take a few days off of work for this one. Oh well, I guess I’ll be spending extra time with other titles this spring.