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Grand Theft Auto V Pushed Back, Now Set For September

Oh, calm down. You can wait, can't you?

Rockstar Games has finally nailed down a solidified release date for what many claim to be the most anticipated title of 2013. As announced over at the company's blog, Grand Theft Auto V is now slated to hit on September 17. Yes, that's technically a delay; Rockstar says they need the extra time for a few more coats of polish.

"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."

There was no mention of the PC or Wii U versions of the game, although Rockstar has previously said both are "up for consideration." September might be an ideal release window for GTAV, as we haven't quite hit the fall stride just yet and the competition might be minimal. Besides, it's GTA...doesn't matter when it launches, it's gonna be pretty huge.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

Tags: grand theft auto v, gtav, grand theft auto v release date, gtav launch date

1/31/2013 1:47:04 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

telly
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:15:23 PM
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In the voice of Darth Vader: Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Highlightreel
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:17:53 PM
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I'm ok with that. I'll live. I have my scotch (down into my belly) It's not like they had a date they had given anyways. However, I do have requirements in my patience please. Just start to trickle some more info out every month or so to build hype and keep me drooling... For example, a new trailer would be nice.

Stay Classy PSX...

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telly
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:55:19 PM

I'm sure they'll dole out much more hype in the coming months, though I don't know how much more I can take :) I cannot WAIT for this game. I'm going to download Vice City to my PS3 and Vita TONIGHT to relive some old memories and start some serious trouble with VCPD in anticipation...

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:31:10 PM
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Sucks for Killzone

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Alejandro562
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:45:37 PM

Said this for awhile, how is it out in spring (max 3-4months ) with rockstar bieng so quiet about it,they want to market it more , they market the muffins out of every title, and from now to spring i don't believe they would release it , they to this day market max lame 3 so hardcore , they always delay everything it's okay though i new this would occur , just like it did with GTA IV.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 6:07:43 PM

It's not about marketing, it's about the negative media blaming videogames about gun violence. IMO. Thus, Rockstar, made the right move by delaying the game so that the blaming on videogames cools off.

GTA being so violent, and with all the school shootings and all, Rockstar decided to delay the game, if the game needed polish, they would have said, Q3 2013 or " winter 2013", but that's not the case, there is a solid date and it's september 17. An exact date, IMO, doesn't show evidence that it needs polish.

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bebestorm
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:35:55 PM
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Awesome! Im not surprised its delayed but its no biggie. I can already feel GTAV will be my goty. Now all I need is a release date for Beyond Two Souls and MGS Ground Zeroes

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slugga_status
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:58:54 PM
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I don't mind at all. I'd rather them take the time and make sure it's right then get a game that's going to need a massive patch day one. I remember the GTAIV loading issue that needed a patch..

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FxTales
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 2:59:04 PM
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This is ok. Since money runs away from me this will give me time to chase it down. Or sell a kidney.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 3:02:34 PM
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And the whole gun violence = video games are evil thing will have died down by then.

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telly
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 3:19:41 PM

Wow, you're right. Hadn't thought of the fact that Rockstar might want a little more daylight betweeen the GTA V release and the Newtown tragedy...

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Alejandro562
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 6:53:27 PM

4-5 months won't "die down" all these mass shootings talk, its a little more serious than 4-5months.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 7:22:54 PM

You clearly don't understand how the media works, something else will happen that they will seize on and nobody will be talking about this.

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Hand_of_Sorrow
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 4:19:31 PM
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tis' ok, i have gta: s.a, gta: vice city & bully on my ps3 to hold me over.
and if thats still not enough, i have gta iv & gta: episodes from liberty city

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Highlander
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 5:11:33 PM
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So, PS4 launches in September with this as a launch title?

Stranger things have happened.

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Beamboom
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 12:56:18 AM

Yeah that'd be awesome. I got my current Playstation with a GTA bundle - and do not mind one bit a repetition of such a deal.


Last edited by Beamboom on 2/1/2013 12:56:53 AM

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 5:51:14 PM
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I can't say I am all that devastated, there is so much being released within this month I know I'll be busy for most of this year. But I have yet to here much later on in the year so this is rather Ideal actually.

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DarthNemesis
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 7:25:31 PM
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I already knew this game wss not releasing until the fall.I am not hyped since GTA has been boring since Vice City.The franchise is very overrated.I would preferanother Red Dead instead.

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clockwyzebkny
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 9:23:24 PM
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Kind of disappointed but i did expect it because of the lack of advertising. At least we now have release date. I wonder if it'll be for next gen systems. If so the PS4 HAS to release in a similar time frame as the 720.

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Neo_Aeon666
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:02:17 PM
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Ehhhhhh... But the new POKEMON game comes out in October :P won't leave me much time to play it. lol

Was really looking foward to play it soon. I understand the reasons they did it but I am still sad.

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___________
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 4:37:18 AM
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does a bear sh*t in the woods?
NO i cant wait!
the competition wont be minimal, there will be heaps of games in september.
septembers always the start of the holiday rush, every man and his dog has to be squeezed in.
shame, because GTA is not exactly the game that can be rushed through and experienced in 10 hours.
wish they released it in july, would of been the perfect compromise!
2 months extra polish, and releases in a month where there wont be many games at all.

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Beamboom
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 5:18:51 AM

Recognize this quote?
"someones trying to cover up that they were wrong are they?
chillax the games not going to be delayed, they have been working on it for ages!
if it aint out by the end of may ill eat my hat!"

So... We demand pictures!

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___________
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 11:59:53 AM

ahhhh, yup but i never said when.
;)
my cameras in the shop too, so........

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