Rockstar Apologizes for Grand Theft Auto V Delay

The developer will use the extra time to polish the game and make it a great experience

Grand Theft Auto V's recent delay will result in a better game, according to developer Rockstar, which has posted an explanation for the new September 17 release date pinned on the upcoming GTA V for the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

Grand Theft Auto V is eagerly awaited by millions of gamers from all over the world and it seemed that after a lengthy wait, they'd finally get to play it this spring, according to the launch period given by developer Rockstar Games.

Sadly, the company revealed this week that GTA V is now scheduled to be released on September 17 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms, which means a delay of quite a few months.

Rockstar has posted an apology alongside its announcement, saying that the extra development time will give it a chance to polish the game and truly deliver the best open-world experience possible.

"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," the studio said on its Newswire.

"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."

What's more, Rockstar also posted a brand new description for Grand Theft Auto V, that features a few more details about the game's location, Los Santos, and its three main protagonists, Michael, Franklin, and Trevor, so check it out below.

"Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life."

Grand Theft Auto V is out on September 17 for PS3 and Xbox 360, and is rumored to come out for the PC at a later point in time.

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