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Grand Theft Auto V Release Date Announced – September 17th

January 31, 2013 Written by Sebastian Moss

Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed from its Spring release window, and will instead come out this fall on on September 17th, Rockstar has announced.

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

Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games, said:

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. We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.

While more polish is always a good thing, it’s crazy to think that the PS4 and Xbox 720 could be out a month or so later at the earliest.

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