Take-Two delays Grand Theft Auto V to September 17th
Posted: 31.01.2013 15:52 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
Painful news for GTA fans as Take-Two has just announced that Rockstar Games' latest in the series, Grand Theft Auto V, won't be arriving this spring but in mid-September. There is still no mention of PC.

It is their "deepest, most beautiful and most immersive" open world yet, proclaims Sam Houser, and there'll be more to learn about it "in the coming months." GTA V features three protagonists.

A radical new direction for the series as Rockstar want us living the lives of three very different people in the new Los Santos, letting us flick between them at will.

The lead characters are described as follows: "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."

The world of Grand Theft Auto V is said to be larger than GTA: San Andreas, GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption combined. The studio takes us back to the L.A.-based Los Santos.

“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.”

Rockstar posted a statement to fans via their Newswire.

"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."

Grand Theft Auto V releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 September 17th. A PC version is rumoured to be in the works.


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 31, 2013
Gosh, it all sounds just so original.
By The_Tingler (SI Core) on Jan 31, 2013
Yeah... "bigger than San Andreas, RDR and GTA 4 combined"? Considering how big and empty San Andreas felt that's not really a good thing.

Also, September? Methinks a next-gen console announcement is imminent. And hopefully a PC version, but that'll probably still be six months afterwards.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 31, 2013
Especially with the infinite distance Mod for "SA". Miles of nothingness.
I don't know about anyone else, but I can certainly wait. I'm afraid that after playing a heavily modded "GTA: SA" my enthusiasm for this franchise has died. It was fun, but "was" is the operative word for me. in fact if it wasn't for Mods for "SA", it would have ended with "GTA III".
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Feb 01, 2013
Better later release than buggy release!