Vamers - FYI - Grand Theft Auto V Release Date - Beach BabeToday Rockstar announced that Grant Theft Auto V (GTA V) will be released on Tuesday 17th September 2013.

Many hoped and speculated that Rockstar’s latest open-world platformer would be ready for retail by March of this year. Unfortunately that is no longer the case.

According to the official press release (available below) from the Rockstar website, the game has been pushed back a few extra months in order to add some extra ‘polish’ to the overall gaming experience.

I personally think that this is great news because the longer they work on the game, the better it will undoubtedly be.

Kudos to Rockstar for taking the extra time needed to enhance our future Grand Theft Auto experience.

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Dear all,
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.
The GTA Team

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[Sources: Rockstar]

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