Take-Two Interactive, the publisher partner of Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar, has confirmed that the new title will blow people away when it finally comes out in September and that the new delay will ensure the game is of a high quality.
Grand Theft Auto fans were treated with a not-so-pleasant surprise last month, as after promising that it was going to release GTA V on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms this spring, Rockstar revealed that the new launch date for the game is September 17.
After Rockstar detailed the reasons behind the delay, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick has now emphasized just how important Grand Theft Auto V is and how it's going to blow people away when it does come out.
"Grand Theft Auto stands alone – it’s a unique property and I think we’re all extraordinarily excited about this title and we think it’s just going to blow people away, at a level I don’t think anyone properly anticipates yet," he said, via Edge.
What's more, Zelnick highlighted that the new release window of September was pretty good and that the extra development time would allow the Rockstar team to continue polishing the experience.
"And the reason the title is coming out in September is because that’s the time required to make sure it’s everything everyone expects, and then some. As it happens, I think September’s a great window, it’s a very open field that early in the fall."
Last but not least, Zelnick also confirmed that GTA V's release wouldn't be overshadowed by the potential launch of next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox 720.
"There’s not one gamer who’s going sit it out on Grand Theft Auto V and wait for something better," he added.
"Grand Theft Auto V is going to blow everyone away and it will be in the market in September. In terms of strategy around current-gen and next-gen, we have to wait for the announcements. We’re planning as well as we can, and we think we’re very well positioned."
You can expect to hear much more about GTA V as we get closer to the game's release this September.