Fans of the Rockstar Games “GTA” series will now have to wait an extra four months for the game ‘s release. Formerly scheduled for a Spring 2013 release, game players will now have to wait until 17th September 2013.
Since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar’s main games such as Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3 have been released for consoles annually between the months of April and July. In a statement on their website the pioneers of the sandbox genre further explained the motivation behind the decision:
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