Hello fellow wiki-ers,

I am quite surprised that this has not been a hot topic as of late, considering that this would be big news for the Wiki.

On January 31st, Rockstar annouced on their newswire that the insanely anticipated GTA V will be released on September 17th. This may be to the dismay of some, as it was originally speculated to be somewhere between April and June. Here is what Rockstar said:

"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"

Rockstar also commented later that this delay was purely due to the fact that they want more time to make GTA V the best it can be.

..."literally the only reason we’ve delayed the release is because we want the game to be as good as it needs to be."

What do you guys think about this update? Dissapointed? Happy?

I am personally glad to have a solid release date. :)