After initially planning to release the game this spring, Rockstar has revealed that GTA V will debut on September 17th 2013.
On why the game is not launching in spring like most of Rockstar’s other titles, Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games has said:
“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.”
With GTA V’s world being touted as their “biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world to date”, I’m sure a few more months in the oven won’t hurt.