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GTA 5 delayed, Rockstar pushes from spring to September

by William Schwartz

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Rockstar said it would be revealing new details about GTA 5 in January, and they’ve waited for the very last day of the month to do so. The developers announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 would be arriving on September 17th, 2013.

Here’s what Rockstar said in a letter to fans: 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.”

This new September release window does mark a delay from the original Spring release that was expected, and no mention of PC release of the game was revealed.

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