Grand Theft Auto 5 finally has a release date, but it’s not one that’s going to make any fans happy. Originally slated for spring 2013, Rockstar has pushed the latest iteration in its landmark open-world crime games back to September 17.
“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.”
A letter by the GTA Team was also released stating “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.”
While it shouldn’t have come as a shock, it is disappointing that we will have to wait a little longer – especially if you’re a Take Two investor. The company is developing a reputation for delays, having already pushed back the much-anticipated Bioshock: Infinite two times. Personally, I rather wait for a finished title than have a title be released that is riddled with bugs and glitches. If I have to wait a few extra months to run around and cause havoc on the inhabitants of San Andreas, than so be it. Their is no doubt in my mind that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be well worth the wait.