Rockstar Games has announced a September 17 release date for Grand Theft Auto V.
In a press release issued this morning, Rockstar Games confirmed September 17 as GTA V's premiere date - a much later fixture than initially touted.
According to the press release, the reason behind the delay is "to allow additional development time."
Sam Houser, Rockstar Games founder said:"We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months."
Rockstar's parent company Take-Two enjoyed a successful Q2 (up until September 30 2012) boasting revenue increases of 155% - most likely down to the success of Borderlands 2 - however was forced to alter its financial forecast for this fiscal year (ending March 31) by deducting the $600 million GTA V is projected to generate from its summary.
So just when Spring 2013 seemed long enough, we're forced to wait another 8 months for our return to Los Santos...Grand Theft Auto is one of the few series' able to pull this kind of thing off, all the while confident that the public are sure it's worth the wait.