Rockstar Games has announced that GTA V will have a worldwide release date of September 17, 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Rockstar Games have yet to confirm that GTA V will be available for Xbox 720 or PS4. It’s expected for the next-gen consoles to launch this Fall, and with Grand Theft Auto 5 pushing their release date from Spring to now September, it’s possible we can see GTA V launch on PS4 and the next Xbox this year.
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.
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