trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Grand Theft Auto 5 Release Date Announced

/ Jan 31st, 2013 No Comments

GTA 5
GTA 5

GTA 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to release on Sept. 17, Rockstar announced on the company’s official website.

GTA 5 was originally scheduled for a Spring release this year. The later release date makes Rockstar’s latest installment in the long-running third-person open world series one of the few games scheduled to hit store shelves beyond this Spring.

In the announcement, Rockstar expressed disappointment in the delayed release date for GTA 5.

“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,” Rockstar wrote in the post. “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.”

GTA 5 is set to release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. There is no word yet on a PC or Wii U version of the game. In November, an online petition to bring GTA 5 to PC popped up. The petition has since gained more than 148,000 signatures.

Rockstar went on to express regret for the delay in the announcement.

“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,” Rockstar posted. “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.”

This is not the first time Rockstar surprised gamers with GTA 5 information. The developer announced the game will have three main playable characters, with players switching between characters. GTA 5 will be set in Los Santos, a city based on real world Los Angeles. It will be the largest environment in a Rockstar game ever.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
Ryan Bloom
Ryan Bloom

Latest posts by Ryan Bloom (see all)

tags: , , , ,

Related Posts

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC requirements

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC Requirements

Oct 22nd, 2014No Comments

gamergate

The Legal Consequences of GamerGate and Online Harassment

Oct 21st, 20141 Comment

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Newest Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn Expansion Revealed

Oct 20th, 2014No Comments

The Legend of Korra

New Releases: Week of 10/19

Oct 19th, 2014No Comments

Top Articles

FIFA 15 (Xbox One) Review Oct 20th, 2014 at 9:00

Fenix Rage (PC) Review Oct 17th, 2014 at 9:00

Skylanders: Trap Team (Xbox One) Review Oct 13th, 2014 at 8:03

Wasteland 2 (PC) Review Oct 9th, 2014 at 8:00

Murasaki Baby (PS Vita) Review Oct 8th, 2014 at 8:02

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PC) Review Oct 7th, 2014 at 9:00

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (PS4) Review Oct 6th, 2014 at 9:00

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) Review Sep 29th, 2014 at 9:00

Roundabout (PC) Review Sep 26th, 2014 at 8:00

Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One) Review Sep 25th, 2014 at 5:00