The next game in Rockstar Games’ behemoth sandbox series, GTA 5, has had the black cloud of a ‘Spring release date’ since that GTA 5 trailer debuted all the way in December. Release was almost guaranteed, as it always is with the Grand Theft Auto games, that our next outing in los Santos would debut in Q1, but with a small room for uncertainty, Rockstar have pushed the GTA 5 release date back to September.
Speaking of the new September 17th release date, the official word from Rockstar is that it’s being pushed back “in order to allow additional development time” but it sounds like the ever-excellent dev has bitten off more than it can chew with players now in control of three protagonists instead of one and that the GTA 5 multiplayer that Rockstar say will “redefine open-world games” needed a little more time in the Game of the Year oven before it’s deemed worthy of the praise that this game is no doubt going to get.
Given that September is an entire 7 months away, Rockstar have all the time in the world to put the finishing touches on the “deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet” that they’ve promised us.
The GTA 5 release date is September 17th, 2013. – Click here to pre-order it now.
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