January 31, 2013
GTA 5 held in contempt until September.
Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, announced this morning that the Grand Theft Auto 5 will be delayed from its original May release to September 17th, 2013.
“The September release date moves the launch back from its original projected release window of spring 2013 in order to allow additional development time. The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world Rockstar Games has yet created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.”
That is from the press release Take-Two issued this morning. While the game does look amazing, both visually and in story telling, I get the feeling the game is closer to being done than what they lead on to. I am sure the game still needs some time to iron out the rough patches, but with GTA (being very misunderstood with the regular press) always being a target when the “violent video games” trolls come around and right now even in the next couple of months, a new GTA could see some backlash from the press and politicians. I am looking forward to Rockstar’s new take on American culture since this country has changed quite a bit since GTA 4 was released in 2008. Below is the latest trailer for the upcoming Rockstar North production.