Rockstar Games has announced that the long, long, long-awaited fifth instalment of the Grand Theft Auto series will be released on the 17th of September worldwide.
The company apologised for the delay, acknowledging that the release date is “about four months later than originally planned”, but also assured fans that “it will be worth the extra time”. They also made the reason for the delay very clear: “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 announcement has been met with mixed reactions: some angry rants over the delay, and some rational acceptance of the fact that the delay will mean a better finished product. Personally, I’m part of the latter group, and I’d be willing to bet that the former are the very first to point out bugs in new releases and attack the developers for releasing an “unfinished product”.