Grand Theft Auto V
GTA V Delayed, New Release Date Announced
Written Thursday, January 31, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Rockstar games has delayed the release of this year's hottest property, Grand Theft Auto V. Inititally scheduled for a "Spring 2013" launch, the open world crime title now won't hit shelves until September 17th.

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

In addition to this, the statement also carries some promo blurb regarding what studio founder Sam Houser calls, "The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world Rockstar Games has yet created."

"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," it says.

"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."

So yeah, delayed. We're gutted.


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Comment #1 by Jane Starfish
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:18:54 AM
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Yeah we all knew this was going to happen anyway. Always does with Gta games

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Comment #2 by danqrl
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:19:25 AM
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Comment #3 by Mr n mrs raichu
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:19:29 AM
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Man, I had a feeling... Maybe wait a little longer... Next gen launch title?!?!?

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Comment #4 by O0mix0O
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:19:41 AM
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So this will be out a couple of months before the suspected release of next gen consoles? Bit of a pain if this happened, but would that mean they'd also release it on the next gen consoles maybe with higher specs? The graphics look too good to be this gen IMO.

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Comment #5 by Earth Djinn
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:19:48 AM
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That seems almost next-gen..

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Comment #6 by Caramel Cardinal
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:20:18 AM
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i just swore quiet loudly, thank god i'm the only person in my house

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Comment #7 by Pwnedbyspas
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:20:22 AM
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Comment #8 by GoFFe
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:21:44 AM
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It'll most definitely be one of the greatest titles on the x360 since launch. So I can wait.
It would've been nice to cruise around and kick innocent people during the summer though...sigh.

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Comment #9 by Len lfc
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:23:15 AM
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@6 Quiet loudly, how do you do that?

I saw this coming, I guess that means no boxart this month then, no?

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Comment #10 by CraziedZombies
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:24:01 AM
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Wondering if there making two versions like EA did with battlefield 2 modern combat release one on xbox and one on xbox360 but w/ GTA 5 on 360/next xbox?

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Comment #11 by BrokenFuse
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:24:17 AM
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This is actually good news for me. gives me a lot more time to finish off some other games. plus its my bday 2 days layter. so i know what the woman can buy me. YAH!

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Comment #12 by the bears beard
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:24:43 AM
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I hope they aren't delaying to make an awesome Xbox 360 game into a mediocre next-gen title.

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Comment #13 by Caramel Cardinal
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:25:09 AM
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@( i'm a tard, i meant quite :D

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Comment #14 by Illicit
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:26:32 AM
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They have already said this will not be next-gen. Confirmed by Rockstar themselves

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Comment #15 by Mr n mrs raichu
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:28:46 AM
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@14 but what if there is another delay, then what?

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Comment #16 by Mr n mrs raichu
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:30:53 AM
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I'm about to cry

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Comment #17 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:31:33 AM
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Oh my good f**king god. I'm so gutted.

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Comment #18 by wariowarrior
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:31:48 AM
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A great game to play to see out this generation.

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Comment #20 by littlejay
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:34:08 AM
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I hope it's so it wont be as orange as San Andreas. That game hurt my eyes.

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Comment #21 by Lothra
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:34:20 AM
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Cancelling my pre-order, will get the game when it comes out but i only slapped a deposit down because it was meant to be out in spring, will use that cash on another game now.

If next-gen consoles release nov-dec this year then i don't know why Rockstar would make such a risky delay, even for a AAA game like this,sales will be impacted.

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Comment #22 by davidani
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:38:08 AM
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At least we have a date people

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Comment #23 by Emfulz
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:40:03 AM
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I just read this on Joystiq and I said 'that's not spring, wtf' This is going to be another game that will be delayed multiple times. Damn them

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Comment #24 by UltimateAuron32
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:42:29 AM
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fucking hell, still, got Metal Gear Rising and Gears of War judgement to keep me occupied, then in may i got Last of Us and Resident Evil Revaltions.

of course im just killing time until Lightning Returns gets released, i cant to play as my favorite pink haired chick again.

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Comment #25 by Slim Shady
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:43:04 AM
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September???? Really R*? U guys should have just made this a next gen launch title. The new Xbox is only a month or 2 after this game :( I hate when companies do this shit!!!!! Don't give the public any info/hype unless you are close to releasing your game. The wait is fucking painful

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Comment #26 by TheBrute1997
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:43:21 AM
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More time for polish, wasn't expecting it to be released anytime soon either way.

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Comment #28 by Beardyboo
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:50:27 AM
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I think realistically, we can look at this as a maximum money spinner for Christmas.

Why release a Triple A title in March when you can release it nearer to the festive period when folk have so much more money?

Also, (as is obvious) it gives Rockstar extra time to develop the game further and iron out a few things.

A good move in my opinion.

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Comment #29 by Nami
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:52:54 AM
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Comment #30 by Beardyboo
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:53:46 AM
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@ #27 - Do behave, another pointless message with no proof. That is unless, you can provide us with some? Because after my research, you need to wipe your mouth with the proverbial toilet paper....

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Comment #31 by Fredy29
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:56:40 AM
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At this rate you might as well delay the game until the new console comes out!

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Comment #32 by BiggD
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:59:11 AM
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Fuck you, Rockstar. You've let me down.

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Comment #33 by MyRifleIsBroken
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:59:52 AM
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I don't like delays cos it makes me think they are working hard on the game and after multiple delays i will lost all excitement for the game, Alan Wake anyone?

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Comment #34 by Im Mr Stefan
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:00:34 AM
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@27 0mg u r such a pr0 tr0ll!

I love how kids tell blatant lies and think they are hilarious trolls, grow up.

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Comment #35 by GrandTheftAuto
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:01:18 AM
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why ? why ? i want it now

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Comment #36 by BigTymer2047
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:03:15 AM
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You know, this kind of thing bothers me with most game delays but the thing with Rockstar and the GTA series is you know damn well that whatever they are doing, it's only make an insanely awesome game that much better. I hate waiting longer but I am certain it will be worth it!!!

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Comment #37 by Mr n mrs raichu
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:03:46 AM
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@34 but yet, u feed me...

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Comment #38 by DeadlySinz86
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:04:23 AM
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Wow that's quite a substantial delay. But I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait.

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Comment #39 by SeraphTC
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:05:36 AM
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Oh wait....nope, it's a GTA title, delays are almost a religion to Rockstar for these titles!

To be fair to them, they had not provided a date prior to now, only a vague release window, so it was never 'set in stone' (as much as these things ever are).

Also, I prefer a 'when it's done' policy for my games - if they need an extra 6 months to finish it properly, then they *should* take that time. I can wait - in fact I'm happy to do so.

This is the kind of behaviour we should encourage - rather than the rushed Day 1 patch mentality that seems so prevalent right now.

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Comment #40 by supadryz
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:06:41 AM
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Comment #41 by IXISHADOW
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:07:20 AM
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Fuck my life.

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Comment #42 by xtye
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:09:42 AM
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Sweet. Rockstar let me down again.

If 4+ years isn't enough to make the game...then wow.

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Comment #43 by Gone4aDuck
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:10:50 AM
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If this releases close to the new consoles then I REALLY hope 360 games play on the new system. Or maybe there's secret plans to delay the new consoles until next year perhaps?!
Or possible the delay will only be a month or two. Oh we'll either way, saw this coming. :(

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Comment #44 by SUBLIMETROJAN5
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:15:12 AM
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Comment #45 by Ryda34563
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:20:05 AM
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... God damn it... Oh well I had a feeling this was going to happen.

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Comment #46 by ModernViking
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:20:10 AM
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I really want to see the achievement list. Please Rockstar!

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Comment #47 by SeraphTC
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:20:40 AM
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@43 Traditionally, new consoles don't launch until 12-18 months after they are announced. Now that may change this time - analysts certainly seem to expect that it will - but I wouldn't bet on it.

I've written some long essays on why the new console will have backwards compatibility elsewhere - and tbh I cba to repeat them - but if it doesn't, I'll be very, very, very surprised.

However, if this is released around the same time as the new consoles, then I'm pretty confident there will be a 'next-gen' specific version available.

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Comment #48 by unicron93
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:20:55 AM
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Not really surprised by this news.

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Comment #49 by MasterSparky
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:23:36 AM
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Don't hate me for saying this... But this is risky, if the new Xbox does launch for Christmas this game is going to look very dated very quickly... Of course the gameplay will be amazing but I do think it'll dampen the release. :( gutted its delayed but there must be good reasons. Ho hum :(

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Comment #50 by gabwe
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:29:25 AM
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Excellent news. It means I have more time to go through the pile of unplayed games sitting on my shelf before I sink into GTA. Oh, and it means that the game will be better, too. :)

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Comment #51 by TigerII
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:45:09 AM
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obvious delay is obvious. It was pushed back to be closer to the console releases, that way they can release the next gen version shortly after they release this one.

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Comment #52 by Crimson Ridley
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:46:15 AM
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Rockstar have already stated the reason this isn't a next gen game is because of familiarity with current gen hardware. They admitted that as good as GTA IV was, it was held back from their vision because they weren't used to, and didn't understand the technology available. Releasing GTA V on a console that they have mastered will mean the game can be far greater than what it could be on a next gen console, at present.

Now, stop going on about it being a next gen title, and join me as I wait mpatiently for September. Apparently there's been a 4 month delay, so not as long as GTA IV, but it did mean it was scheduled for May when I could have gotten it as a birthday present!

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Comment #53 by The Bum-Mobile
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:55:54 AM
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Shit. Well that's actually not the worst thing that could happen. There's a shitton of games coming out from now to the summer that I know I'll be getting. Adding one to the second half of the year just gives me a little more breathing room.

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Comment #54 by Slim Shady
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 10:58:59 AM
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I just realized something. All of our achievements had fucking better carry over to the new Xbox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #55 by Mr Blonde 324
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:11:26 AM
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i feel like...i couldnt care less. didnt enjoy gta 4 much at all. loves 3 and vice city but i feel like the series is being too serious for its own good anymore. i highly doubt ill get this even when its below $15

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Comment #56 by KingLouis51
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:13:39 AM
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The news is bitter-sweet. At least we have a solid release date and can start counting down the days. But having to continue waiting for nearly nine more months is torture. Regardless, we all know the end product will be Jesus Christ in video game form.

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Comment #57 by RynoRhino
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:15:42 AM
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I was gonna rage about this, but then i realized that Green day already had the answer. just "wake me up, When September ends." :(

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Comment #58 by ENVY021
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:19:49 AM
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I thought this was coming out on October so this is good news for me.

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Comment #59 by sumthingchronic
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:23:57 AM
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Fine by me, it'll finish the 360 off with a bang and give me something to play whilst saving for the new (just) xbox. If its to sort out tweaks, bugs/glitches and an all around improvement im happy to wait that little longer

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Comment #60 by xboxbeast420
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:28:02 AM
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Thanks Rockstar For Fucking Up My Rotation

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Comment #61 by Spun77xLucky Stricke
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:34:07 AM
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FFS !!

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Comment #62 by SoulSurvivor43
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:34:47 AM
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17th is my birthday. This will be the first time in years I have an answer for "what do you want for your birthday". :D

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Comment #63 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:40:46 AM
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Great then GTA V will have perfect game with masterpiece reviews. I am sure. :D

Cannot wait. Spring 2013 got plenty games come out so I not mad if GTA V not come out. Hahaha patience for this one of top important games in 2013. Bioshock Infinite, Rayman Legends, Resident Evil Revelations, Dead Island: Riptide, Injustice, LEGO City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Defiance, Dark, Gears of War Judgement, Tomb Raider, God of War Ascension, GRID 2, Star Trek and more in Spring 2013. That is plenty games to look forward. September have something to look forward and that is GTA V. But maybe delay again who knows. I agreed GTA games alway do since Rockstar Games want their GTA games to be greatest and masterpiece. Also they hoping to get one of Game of the Year list and awards. :D

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Comment #64 by KING 4D
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:48:48 AM
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sucks to own Take Two stock today

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Comment #65 by Cinderkin
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 12:13:29 PM
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Literally was only looking forward to day 1 buying 2 games this year:

GTA 5 and South Park. Both delayed :(

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Comment #66 by ICGMU12321
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 12:16:06 PM
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So all of you want it to be released with a bunch of game breaking bugs? You people complain about everything.

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Comment #67 by Jackalus88
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 12:17:46 PM
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Absolutely gutted about this. Not the type of news I wanted to read after I finished work!

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Comment #68 by Illicit
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 12:27:38 PM
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Very surprised nobody has mentioned that Bioshock Infinite comes out in March. I would have been very surprised if Take-Two were to release what's looking their two biggest games of the year back to back like that. I'm willing to bet that even if GTA didn't need extra polish this would have happened.

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Comment #69 by DESTRO5
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 12:31:05 PM
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September? They positioned themselves right as the heavy hitters come out that time of year. Especially going into christmas nice.

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Comment #70 by chris_ninety1
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 12:31:57 PM
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I'm really disappointed in this. Not the fact that the game is delayed because that's understandable, but because there's not a single comment here where someone is angrily raging and defiantly announcing that they shall now no longer be buying the game as a result of the delay, and how badly Rockstar have betrayed them. Those are always fun.

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Comment #71 by Hoborg
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:02:45 PM
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Really don't care. I'm not a big fan of crime simulators that allows me if not encourages me to murder innocent police offers. Shame on you all.

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Comment #72 by Hoborg
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:05:25 PM
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@70 You know whats funny? Never bought a single GTA title. Pretty sure my life is just as complete.

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Comment #73 by Annalie
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:16:25 PM
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@71 and 72. Then why the hell are you here in a GTA article? there are games that i dont give a damn about, so i dont post in their articles. try it sometime.

On topic: it's cool i can wait, there are a lot of games coming out in the meantime.

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Comment #74 by The Red Russian
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:36:56 PM
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This was going to be summer game, god damnit. God damnit.

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Comment #75 by Creasy47
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:40:22 PM
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Figured this was going to happen. I already lacked a lot of interest because of the whole three playable characters thing, so I don't really care.

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Comment #76 by Mandalorian831
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:45:49 PM
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That is unfortunate considering its the only title that Im really looking forward to this year.

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Comment #77 by Jerec84
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:58:51 PM
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They obviously meant Spring in Australia.

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Comment #78 by DeepInfern0
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 02:00:17 PM
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Would be nice to see some gameplay before the release.

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Comment #79 by Ingen Kommentar
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 02:03:20 PM
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Thanks for this, and would it not be nice, if they, when the times come, announce that they instead, will release this as a next gen title..??? :D that could be awesome!!

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Comment #80 by GRIM REAPER 25
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 02:05:31 PM
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FUCK U its a video game who the hell r u 2 judge us fans of 1 of the best franchises in gaming

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Comment #81 by mksystem74
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 02:06:53 PM
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I wouldn't blame them if they're just waiting until the heat dies down on the video game violence debate that's going on right now. GTA series is either the 1st or 2nd game always brought up and right now why give these morons more fuel to add to the fire?

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Comment #82 by COMMANDO626
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 02:23:50 PM
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Well looks like no new games for me this year till September 17.

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Comment #83 by ash356
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 02:27:22 PM
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It would come out during the month I have to go into my overdraft -_-
Oh well, GTA is worth the extra £40 into it. Thank god it's interest free.

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Comment #84 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:01:55 PM
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After Max Payne 3's constant delays and the fumbled DLC release schedule this isn't surprising in the slightest.
Come Sept 17th you'll still see GTA V ship with a number of glitches and bugs that'd make Bethesda proud so LOL at any who think this delay is for additional QA.
Rockstar are slipping.

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Comment #85 by Doctor Gordon
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:29:14 PM
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When i heard about splinter cell blacklist being delayed i told myself "Dont worry, you'll still get gta v in june!"...

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Comment #86 by Lord Montymort
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:35:03 PM
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Oh well. I would be disappointed, but there's so much coming out in the coming months that both myself and my wallet are actually thankful for the delay.

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Comment #87 by ebin
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:57:07 PM
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I'm glad it's coming out later, because it will be closer to a couple of guys birthdays who posted in this thread. Congrats!

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Comment #88 by vincize
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:03:57 PM
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Maybe they were planning year long dlc, but realised the new gen would be out by year end so decided to include it in game. Would explain the delay.

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Comment #89 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:25:20 PM
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Figured it would happen, it would come out in like 3 months and they have no game play i'd be surprised if they even released it in September.

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Comment #90 by SlySi1976
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:27:26 PM
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Looks like i can get right into lego city undercover now

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Comment #91 by JSP 16
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:28:31 PM
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Fuck! I'm gonna slit my ankles now

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Comment #92 by BosmaniaK
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:37:08 PM
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I'd rather play a finished polished game is September.
Also I'm not entirely convinced the game doesn't disappoint like gta iv.

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Comment #93 by HalfEVILmonkey
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:41:27 PM
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GTA 4 sucked balls.

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Comment #94 by Crimson Ridley
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:46:33 PM
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@93 - It may have sucked balls, but at least it didn't bite them. It was still a pleasant experience, only marred by the fact that previous GTA games were more fun to mess around in.

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Comment #95 by OldSkoolGamer
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:49:21 PM
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It's a bitch that they've delayed it, but hey it gives me a chance to at least make a dent in the pile of unfinished/unstarted games that taunt me everyday.

Plus I know it's just gonna make the game that much better, so I'm cool with it. I'd much rather they took extra time to make it great than do it the way so many other companies do, rush the game out and fix it later (if at all). Also as other people have said, at least we have a set date now.

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Comment #96 by Bramwell420
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:50:13 PM
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Old news, I read this weeks ago. Now I have to remember what site I read this on. I feel like I'm in an episode of the Twilight Zone, I thought this was common knowledge.

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Comment #97 by Crimson Ridley
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:04:20 PM
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@96 - Was it Rockstar Newswire, Rockstar's own website where all their information is sent to first?

No, it can't be there, because they only announced it today.

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Comment #98 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:44:06 PM
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If this genuinely surprises you then I'm afraid you are not relevant in the gaming division

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Comment #99 by FroZeNSouL
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:45:46 PM
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I can't keep defending this series as a game, its more just a pop culture referance art peice to show generations.
Sleeping Dogs did every GAMEPLAY decision better. All the problems it sorted

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Comment #100 by The Kingslayer
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:53:48 PM
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I am all for extra polish but to release so close to the arrival of Next Gen is a pain.

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Comment #101 by TealPavelski
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:01:25 PM
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Good news for me and my wallet! I already have enough games to play and buy.

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Comment #102 by Sneaky Klaws
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:14:37 PM
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Well I'd rather have a better polished game than a bunch of bugs left in there because they jumped the gun on releasing it.

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Comment #103 by Fireball6554
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:32:47 PM
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Well, guess I'm going to get Tomb Raider now. I had no games I wanted until GTA, but now, fuck it.

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Comment #104 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:58:08 PM
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I am hoping one thing is that R* research on their MPs in GTA V when game come out because you knew GTA IV got load, load and load crazy modders, hackers and cheaters around free mode all times. I wish those do not jump in free mode in GTA V. Risks though. R* should faster update patch to fix bugs and banned people quickly because they learned it from GTA IV so I am GTA V wlll bit more easier for them to banned those people and fix bugs into hurry then we expect. Well I hoping anyway.

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Comment #105 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 07:00:48 PM
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Edit my comment as I missed one word in sentence and I put "word" to show which one is add by mistake from last comment. lol

I am hoping one thing is that R* research on their MPs in GTA V when game come out because you knew GTA IV got load, load and load crazy modders, hackers and cheaters around free mode all times. I wish those do not jump in free mode in GTA V. Risks though. R* should faster update patch to fix bugs and banned people quickly because they learned it from GTA IV so I am "sure" GTA V wlll bit more easier for them to banned those people and fix bugs into hurry then we expect. Well I hoping anyway.

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Comment #106 by davhuit
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 08:26:20 PM
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@39 : Not really true, the delays with GTA started with GTA IV.

Before, they were always released in October, GTA IV also has been announced to October then delayed to end of April and since that, most Rockstar games are now released in May.

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Comment #107 by davhuit
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 08:32:36 PM
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And something I forgot to say, let's face it, 95% of the delays in the game industry are not to polish the game, but just for commercial reasons.

They don't work on a game until the last day, the games are sent weeks before to be validated and such.

So when you see a delay of a few weeks/months, it won't often change something to a game (except when the delay is a year or more).

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Comment #108 by Templar Baggins
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 12:14:07 AM
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don't act like you were surprised. it's rockstar... you KNEW it would happen

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Comment #109 by HareJordan23
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 12:55:15 AM
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wouldnt be surprised if this came out with xbox 720

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Comment #110 by RyanStimo
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 03:06:23 AM
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Funny you say that. I was chatting with a Microsoft rep at a secondary school future education exhibition in London yesterday. Officially he could not comment on it but unofficially he said to me that the new xbox would be out in September October time. Does make you think.

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Comment #111 by iTz WaffleS v2
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 03:26:37 AM
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I seriously died a little inside reading this, I have done everything there is to do in GTA IV :( Hurry with this!

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Comment #112 by SJFaith
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 05:47:08 AM
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At least i'll have more time to play other games such as Gears Judgment and lightning Returns before this comes out as i think i'll be stuck on it once i have it.

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Comment #113 by DonkeyBong71
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 07:14:00 AM
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bad move Rockstar. i don't usually condone broken games being released (i quake a little every time the wife wants to play Skyrim), but this really needs to be out already, developed or not.

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Comment #114 by superstarpro25
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 11:04:35 AM
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September now, okay well I'm In no rush for this game has their are alot of other games coming out through the year that I'm getting. But still the game looks great can't wait to play It, and swim with the sharks or just get eaten by them lol :]

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Comment #115 by francisrossi
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 11:09:09 AM
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@113 - I take it you're being deliberately stupid? You seriously want a completely broken, unfinished game to be released? True Crime: Streets of New York can probably be found in a bargain bin if you want that.

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Comment #116 by H3llDuck
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 02:14:14 PM
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Why now, i have waited for it so long :(

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Comment #117 by Nevergraf
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 02:31:05 PM
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If GTA:V releases on the 360, then we all get achievements in it.. soon after the new consoles will come out with GTA:V on the "New/Next Xbox", making them two games.. wouldn't that make them stack-able achievement-wise? they'd most likely have different leader boards.. since they'd be, you know.. made for separate consoles? I suppose this is the first console generation gap we're going to have to worry about these things.. since achievements didn't exist & online gaming wasn't as big as it is now on the PS2/original Xbox. (however, I still have my PS2 playable online, lol) ... We can only wonder...

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Comment #118 by CenozoicZombie
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 03:59:28 PM
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I'm OK with this. Polish it up nice and neat. The wait will be worth it.

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Comment #119 by Kroesis
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 05:37:39 PM
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Comment #120 by GrislyDW13
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 06:07:39 AM
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Releasing a game in this epic scale in the Spring would be waaaayyy too early & probably wouldn't do the game justice enough.

Think "Red Dead Redemption" or perhaps "Batman Arkham City"; those games wouldn't be the grand slam reps that they would be hadn't developers spend more time on the project than just saying 'Hey, let's release it now cuz waiting sucks'.

So I'm kinda glad that their working more on it, so that way it would seriously be worth the wait if you ask me.

That, and there's too much damn games to buy in the Spring, like "GEARS of WAR: Judgement", "ALIENS: Colonial Marines" and of course, "Tomb Raider". *McGrin*

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Comment #121 by brendo
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 11:19:19 AM
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That sucks; but I trust Rockstar to do it's thing. Now, I want Microsoft to put the same kind of work into their next-gen consoles so I don't have to go through another four in a seven( or is it six) year-period.

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Comment #122 by Daniel55645
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 03:47:06 AM
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or was it delayed so it could be a secret launch title on the next gen

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Comment #123 by Slim Shady
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:45:56 AM
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Gta gets delayed every single time :( :( :( :( :( :(

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