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Grand Theft Auto V Release Date Pushed Back

By - Source: Kotaku | B 20 comments

Rockstar's announced that GTA V has been pushed back.

Rockstar's delay syndrome strikes yet again.

The highly anticipated sandbox game Grand Theft Auto V, originally slated for a Spring 2013 release, has been pushed back. Fans of the satirical series won't have to wait too much longer. Rockstar's given the game a definitive release date of September 17, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Rockstar released the following statement in regards to the delay:

"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

Rockstar's set a precedent of quality (and delay) with its titles, so this news doesn't come as much of a surprise.

By then, it's likely that both Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles will already have been announced. This delay could also mean that Grand Theft Auto V may be coming for the next Xbox and PlayStation.

Once again, PC gamers have been left out in the cold in this announcement. When Rockstar first announced Grand Theft Auto V's Spring 2013 release window, it neglected to mention anything about the game coming to the PC. Concerned fans have put together an online petition for Rockstar to bring the game to PC. Considering that the past few Grand Theft Autos have all made it onto the PC platform, it seems unlikely that the game won't make it onto PC. It's really only a matter of when.

 

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    MAC_HATER , February 1, 2013 12:56 AM
    unfortunately no PC version means no purchase from me, I don't own a console, so buying one just for one game is a little bit silly
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    djangoringo , February 1, 2013 12:48 AM
    As long as it comes this year on pc, it doesn't bother me.
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    carver_g , February 1, 2013 12:42 AM
    Boooo!!!!!!!!
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    Abion47 , February 1, 2013 12:45 AM
    You know what would exceed my expectations? If the PC port came sometime within the next three years.
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    djangoringo , February 1, 2013 12:48 AM
    As long as it comes this year on pc, it doesn't bother me.
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    MAC_HATER , February 1, 2013 12:56 AM
    unfortunately no PC version means no purchase from me, I don't own a console, so buying one just for one game is a little bit silly
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    oems_law , February 1, 2013 1:24 AM
    C'mon September.........
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2013 1:29 AM
    Well check this one off the list for PC for me, had high hopes it would make it. But even by September most will have lost interest and moved onto other games. Game was long overdue and now this.
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    cmcghee358 , February 1, 2013 1:40 AM
    Meh. I bought GTA4 for the PC. It wasn't frugal with resources and when I upped my system specs the game wouldn't function.(google GTA4 and Crossfire for specifics)

    I love the idea of the game, but GTA is the worst offender of the console to PC port shenanigans. Phooey!
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    shikamaru31789 , February 1, 2013 2:03 AM
    At least it looks likely that it'll be released on the next-gen consoles. Anyone else notice this announcement came on the same day that Sony announced a big Playstation press conferenceon Feb 20. That tells me they decided to delay it so that people will be more likely to wait on the next-gen port. As for a PC release, I would expect it to launch around the same time as the next-gen ports, in the holiday season.
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    lazymangaka , February 1, 2013 2:12 AM
    Hopefully this means we'll get a Wii U version!
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    mikenygmail , February 1, 2013 2:33 AM
    This will be a superb game, and actually worthy of a console purchase for those who don't have one yet. It also makes me wonder how amazing GTA 6 will be on the Xbox 720 and PS4!
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    mikenygmail , February 1, 2013 2:33 AM
    and this is coming from a PC gamer!
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    echondo , February 1, 2013 3:37 AM
    GTA games have always released 6 months later than their console counterparts.

    So us PC gamers should see GTA V released around March 2014.
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    Gundam288 , February 1, 2013 3:41 AM
    I'm shocked they didn't do this from the start because of the new consoles. I wouldn't doubt that's the reason they pushed the date back was also for a "HD" version on the new consoles.

    This was done with Battlefield: Modern Combat on the XBox1 then re-released as a "HD" version on the 360. So it's not unheard off given the older console is on it's way out the door. I have a feeling they will release a PC version after they get the one for the next gen consoles out the door.
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    IndignantSkeptic , February 1, 2013 4:57 AM
    I played one of the older GTA games on PC and it seemed to be very buggy. I had to disable some GPU feature to stop it hitching and also I would keep crashing into things that would appear after I crashed into them because apparently the streaming load system was faulty on PC.
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    madjimms , February 1, 2013 5:10 AM
    Well you know its REALLY bad news when its not being released on next-gen consoles.... That means the same crap hardware limitations getting in the way of the PC port.

    -_-
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    abbadon_34 , February 1, 2013 5:45 AM
    Looks like we get the shaft again, even without the obligatory excuse "pirates. PIRATES!!!" . This game was a novalty that got old years ago. Too bad they got the PC gamers hopes up and dashes them to the rocks.
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2013 1:23 PM
    I'm sure they'll realease it for the next generation of consoles some time, but first it will be sold for PS3/X360. Probably about six months later, it will come out for PC/PS4/X720 with high-res textures!
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    sanilmahambre , February 5, 2013 5:42 PM
    Ok! i am waiting for it Rockstar games to launch its PC variant after all the real Rockstars are the PC gamers
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    Gamer9896 , February 6, 2013 10:32 PM
    I hope it will release for pc.
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    Jacklynembrey32 , April 2, 2013 12:04 AM
    like to read your hole you done awesome work and as the part of t is better for me to read that kind of post like 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.