Grand Theft Auto 5 Release Delayed: Now Arriving on Sept. 17

By Prarthito Maity email: | Feb 01, 2013 07:15 AM EST

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'GTA' fans finally have some good news to follow on the upcoming 'Grand Theft Auto' game.

Per reports, Rockstar North's upcoming open world action-adventure title 'Grand Theft auto 5' is currently set for a Sept. 17 release. The new date, however, is a slight delay to the game's original release date set for spring 2013.

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The new delay to the game's release will now allow the developers some additional development time before the game is finally ready to hit the store shelves in September. This, although to some fans' disappointment, is actually a sensible thing to do on the company's part so as not to run into any kind of problems or glitches once the game is made final.

"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," the official page writes. "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."

The company is also aware how popular the 'GTA' franchise, as well as the current 'Grand Theft Auto' title is, and so Rockstar has also issued an apology to all who have been expecting the game to arrive this spring. The company has asked all the fans to "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."

The company also says that it is doing all it can "to help ensure it will meet if not exceed your expectations come September - we thank you for your support and patience."

The team states that sometimes such delays are necessary things in all forms of entertainment, and more prominently in the case of a game experience that boasts to be as massive and complex as 'Grand Theft Auto 5.'

Moreover, the team has also cleared any such reports about various "conspiracy theories" that claim that there is some ulterior motive for this delay by stating that "they're all nonsense," and that the only good reason for this delay is release is because the developers wants the game "to be as good as it needs to be."

However, there's still no news about a potential PC release for the game. 'Grand Theft Auto 5' is currently set for an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release.

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