Grand Theft Auto V Release Date Later Than Expected

by Matthew Kato on Jan 31, 2013 at 03:26 AM

Grand Theft Auto V will be coming out in 2013, but just a bit later than was originally expected.

Rockstar has announced that the game will be coming on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Although the game never had an official release date, it was expected to hit stores this spring.

The developer said in a statement:

"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. GTA V 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."

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