Rockstar have announced that Grand Theft Auto V’s release date has been pushed back on PS3 and Xbox 360 to the 17th September.
The company has released a statement to explain that the delay was necessary in order to fine tune the game.
Their statement reads;
“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. GTA V 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.”
No reference has been made to the rumored PC and Wii U versions of the game as yet.
With this news of the delay made public, it’s had quite an effect in the Stock Market, causing stock in Take-Two to fall 7.96%. Stocks fluctuate quite quickly and now stock in the firm is only down by 6.47%.