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Rockstar delays Grand Theft Auto V to September

Rockstar delays Grand Theft Auto V to September

Grand Theft Auto V has experienced a schedule slip, dropping from a planned May release to September - and Rockstar is still silent on when, or even if, PC gamers will get the title.

Rockstar has officially announced a release date for Grand Theft Auto V, and it's not good news for fans of the series: the game is now delayed until September.

Originally pencilled in for a May launch, Grand Theft Auto will now not hit shop shelves until the 17th of September leaving fans of the series somewhat unreasonably venting their spleens on a 4,900-long comment thread attached to Rockstar Games' official announcement. Worse, the scheduled launch date appears to only apply to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, with no news yet available regarding the company's plans for a PC launch.

'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' a Rockstar spokesperson explained in the official announcement. 'GTA V 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.'

That patience, it would seem, is in short supply. Gamers commenting on the announcement were quick to cry foul, with comments ranging from the delay being 'the saddest day of my life' to one gamer claiming 'I don't think I have ever been this disappointed by a game' - clearly having never been a fan of the Duke Nukem franchise. Some posters even claimed Rockstar was engaging in a conspiracy, delaying its title to launch on next-generation consoles - something Rockstar strenuously denies.

'To those of you saying or seeing various conspiracy theories about there being some other ulterior motive for this delay, rest assured that they’re all nonsense – literally the only reason we’ve delayed the release is because we want the game to be as good as it needs to be,' the company claimed in an official response to the storm of comments, just after warning posters to refrain from being abusive in their comments - something that has seen several posts from the giant thread excised.

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Maki role 1st February 2013, 11:07 Quote
In an era where everybody complains that a game's been rushed; it's amazing to see so many people moaning about how this game apparently won't be rushed. I mean it's only a few months, we're not talking Duke Nukem here...
greigaitken 1st February 2013, 11:18 Quote
'the saddest day of my life' to one gamer claiming 'I don't think I have ever been this disappointed by a game'

I feel happy my customers will never feel like this.
On the other hand - i'm not making squillions
snootyjim 1st February 2013, 12:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Maki role
In an era where everybody complains that a game's been rushed; it's amazing to see so many people moaning about how this game apparently won't be rushed. I mean it's only a few months, we're not talking Duke Nukem here...

Exactly. They'd also be the first to complain when there was a bug.

They must be disappointed for pretty large proportions of their lives.
ShinyAli 1st February 2013, 12:17 Quote
Why such a surprise, the release date of nearly every game is postponed often more than once especially when beta testing has thrown up problems, those awaiting the game should be grateful Rockstar are making the effort to release a game with few issues (there's always some!)

All the ten year olds whose lives have suddenly become not worth living because of this delay should "Get a life and grow up" Oh right, your ten
Shirty 1st February 2013, 12:19 Quote
I would only be happy to hear this if it was because they had decided to release the game on all platforms simultaneously.

It isn't and they won't. *******s.
Xir 1st February 2013, 12:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by ShinyAli
All the ten year olds whose lives have suddenly become not worth living because of this delay should "Get a life and grow up" Oh right, your ten

At least the delay is over summer so we can go out and play! ;)
phuzz 1st February 2013, 14:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
At least the delay is over summer so we can go out and play! ;)
But outside is where the big yellow eye in the sky lives! We hates it!
proxess 1st February 2013, 14:02 Quote
I hope they make a PC Version and not a PC Port. If it's a Port, I don't want it.
Shirty 1st February 2013, 14:05 Quote
Prepare to be disappointed :)
fdbh96 1st February 2013, 15:47 Quote
If saints row 4 comes out before it I definitely wont be getting GTA 5.
rollo 1st February 2013, 16:49 Quote
Gta 4 was a port so will gta5
jimmyjj 1st February 2013, 17:43 Quote
They did a good job on the Max Payne 3 PC version, I have hopes GTA5 will be on the PC and well done.

I think it will be released later than the consoles, but that is fine with me.
dolphie 2nd February 2013, 00:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by jimmyjj
They did a good job on the Max Payne 3 PC version, I have hopes GTA5 will be on the PC and well done.

I think it will be released later than the consoles, but that is fine with me.

That's what I think too.

I saw some evidence of GTA 5 PC version on another website. Apparently one of the staff who worked on it has it on their linkedin or something. I can find the link if anyone cares. Either way, I think it's a safe bet, but I think we are going to have to wait until 2014 :(
PingCrosby 2nd February 2013, 18:26 Quote
Roll on
dolphie 3rd February 2013, 02:51 Quote
Indeed
theshadow2001 3rd February 2013, 03:07 Quote
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with comments ranging from the delay being 'the saddest day of my life' to one gamer claiming 'I don't think I have ever been this disappointed by a game'

Anyone who would react in such a way, present signs of not being old enough to actually play the game.
rollo 3rd February 2013, 14:25 Quote
Think we will get GTA5 on the pc the same way we got GTA4 with a 6month delay from the console launch schedule. That way rockstar milks the consoles for its cash before blaming pc piracy rates for it not selling well on the PC market.

So your looking at feb/march 2014 for GTA5 Pc. Which is a very long wait for 1 game.
dolphie 3rd February 2013, 18:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by theshadow2001
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with comments ranging from the delay being 'the saddest day of my life' to one gamer claiming 'I don't think I have ever been this disappointed by a game'

Anyone who would react in such a way, present signs of not being old enough to actually play the game.

Yes! It does concern me to think about how that person would mentally process a GTA game.
Star*Dagger 3rd February 2013, 18:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
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Originally Posted by ShinyAli
All the ten year olds whose lives have suddenly become not worth living because of this delay should "Get a life and grow up" Oh right, your ten

At least the delay is over summer so we can go out and play! ;)

Outside is a multiplayer game with many pitfalls. The graphics are great and rendered in real-time at max resolution, but you only have the choice to play hardcore, where if you die, you die. Also the females in Outside do not wear revealing armor/clothing like most games, and they might slap you if you caress their midriff, or they might not. Outside is risky, and full of solar radiation and natural disasters. Not sure what rating to give it, the dev of Outside was not reachable for a demo or comment.
Harlequin 3rd February 2013, 20:55 Quote
as the idiom says ` you cant please all of the people , all of the time`
Xir 4th February 2013, 07:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
Outside is a multiplayer game with many pitfalls. The graphics are great and rendered in real-time at max resolution, but you only have the choice to play hardcore, where if you die, you die. Also the females in Outside do not wear revealing armor/clothing like most games, and they might slap you if you caress their midriff, or they might not. Outside is risky, and full of solar radiation and natural disasters. Not sure what rating to give it, the dev of Outside was not reachable for a demo or comment.

There's a lot less people with swords and guns riding unicorns than usual though, I find that refreshing.
(The healing system sucks though)
Showerhead 4th February 2013, 09:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
Outside is a multiplayer game with many pitfalls. The graphics are great and ren
dered in real-time at max resolution, but you only have the choice to play hardcore, where if you die, you die. Also the females in Outside do not wear revealing armor/clothing like most games, and they might slap you if you caress their midriff, or they might not. Outside is risky, and full of solar radiation and natural disasters. Not sure what rating to give it, the dev of Outside was not reachable for a demo or comment.

I was annoyed by the level of microtransactions required and there cost. practically became a job for me.
lacuna 4th February 2013, 12:30 Quote
Didn't know when it was coming out anyway. September release is good; price should have dropped in time for winter.
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