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.
Rumored details of Grand Theft Auto v have surfaced online thanks to GameFAQs. These details supposedly came from the December issue of Game Informer.
-The main character is a half-american, half-puerto rican chap named Albert DeSilva.
-DeSilva is 42-years-old and has two children by his ex-wife.
-Breaking Bad seems to have had influence on the storyline, as DeSilva is drawn to a life of crime from an older age in pursuit of riches.
-Players also control Dougie Vejo, an up-and-coming criminal in Los Santos.
-GTA V’s centrepiece is Los Santos, with smaller towns rounding out the surrounding countryside.
-Grove Street returns, though Carl and Sweet won’t feature.
-Players can once again invest in properties.
-Character customization is limited to clothes/hair/facial hair – gyms and tattoos are out.
-GTA V may feature one or more returning faces from the previous game.
-Players can again customize cars.
-The band Lovefist makes a return, now known as the Jezzies.
-Tracks confirmed to be in the game include ‘My Michelle’ by Guns ‘N Roses, ‘Magic Power’ by Triumph, ‘California Dreaming’ by The Beach Boys and ‘Beautiful’ by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell.
-Mini-games include golf, tennis and surfing.
-The mission played by GI for their preview was based on the scene in the trailer where a jewellery store was robbed.
GTA V has been confirmed to release in Spring 2013 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
UPDATE: GameInformer’s managing editor Matt Bertz confirmed on Twitter that this leak is a fake.
Rockstar Games has confirmed rumors of Grand Theft Auto V’s release date. A promotional promoter from UK retailer GAME leaked on October 27 that originally revealed the Spring 2013 release date for GTA V.
Rockstar Games later confirmed with a promotional graphic of their own that the release date will be between late March and June of next year.