GTA V release date announced

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Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, has announced that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide on 17 September 2013, for PS3 and Xbox 360. No word on a PC version was given.

The September release date moves the launch back from its original projected release window of spring 2013 in order to allow additional development time, Rockstar said in a press statement.

“Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.”

GTA V screenshot

GTA V screenshot

In Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar promises “the biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world Rockstar Games has yet created.”

All the classic hallmarks of the series return, including attention to detail, a darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.

Players will fill the role of three protagonists as their storylines interweave through the game.

The game is set in 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.

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  • Bl1zz4rd

    Can’t wait.

  • xolani

    +1000 me too

  • Vorastra

    I’ll just sit here, waiting for GTA5 for PC to eventually appear.

  • whitehomie_777

    Im with you on that one bro

  • I’m sure Rockstar wouldn’t just leave us right?…..RIGHT?

  • Vorastra

    They are developing a PC version but I think they said they are goinbg to release it later as they want to make it work well on PC due to what happened with GTA4. By looking at Max Payne, I’d say waiting a little longer for the PC version is going to be worth the wait.

  • LAblak22

    Pricing is a bit steep, but it will be completely worth it. September is going to an excruciating wait. T-T

  • Nanke

    This is gonna be the BEST game of 2013

GTA V release date announced

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