Log in or sign up to comment
183 Comments
  • 183 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Posted by Red_Army_1999

@DjDonFrancisco said:

This is great news. I still have to finish Sleeping Dogs and I never even got to Saints Row The Third. Speaking of which, SR3: The Full Package is $21.99 at Newegg right now. I should probably pick that up.

Same over here, I'm kind of happy in a way. I'm kind of ashamed I haven't yet played SD or SR3. With this news seems like I'll have a whole summer free to get my shit together. Oh and Rockstar get your shit together and make a PC version.

Posted by DeF

@LegendaryChopChop said:

@DeF said:

@Temg99 said:

I see this as lining up for more GOTY nominations. Much easier to remember a game from September than May. The shine has not worn off yet for that.

It's not like people would have forgotten a GTA game by then. They really don't need to pull those kinds of stunts and it's not like GOTY awards from random websites pay their bills.

People (Brad), completely forgot about Diablo 3 last year and it has a similar hype and publicity train behind it.

Sure but GTA is just on another level when it comes to mainstream hype. People (Brad) forgetting about Diablo III was probably more the game's fault than its release date.

Posted by ottoman673

@xyzygy: Because even the 360 wasn't fully backwards compatible - there were a lot of notable exclusions on the list. They initially promised Backwards Compatibility updates but those stopped in November 2007... 478 games are backwards compatible, which is only 51% of the total Xbox catalog.

And suddenly, we got an advent of repacked "HD Collection" titles that have all sold somewhat well, considering they're still with the time and money to upres and press to disc.

Posted by Winternet

Sure, ok, I guess.

Posted by DjDonFrancisco

This is great news. I still have to finish Sleeping Dogs and I never even got to Saints Row The Third. Speaking of which, SR3: The Full Package is $21.99 at Newegg right now. I should probably pick that up.

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

@DeF said:

@Temg99 said:

I see this as lining up for more GOTY nominations. Much easier to remember a game from September than May. The shine has not worn off yet for that.

It's not like people would have forgotten a GTA game by then. They really don't need to pull those kinds of stunts and it's not like GOTY awards from random websites pay their bills.

People (Brad), completely forgot about Diablo 3 last year and it has a similar hype and publicity train behind it.

Posted by DukesT3

Maaaaaaaaaaaaan.

Posted by DeF

@Temg99 said:

I see this as lining up for more GOTY nominations. Much easier to remember a game from September than May. The shine has not worn off yet for that.

It's not like people would have forgotten a GTA game by then. They really don't need to pull those kinds of stunts and it's not like GOTY awards from random websites pay their bills.

Posted by AshTDS
@Doctorchimp Thats what I'm thinking. They will release a next gen version with a better frame rate and draw distance, maybe more.
Posted by Porkellain

@mrfluke: can't believe i saw the whole thing

Posted by joshthebear

One less major game early in the year is fine by me.

Posted by cloudymusic

If it makes the game better, sure, take all the time you need.

Posted by Temg99

I see this as lining up for more GOTY nominations. Much easier to remember a game from September than May. The shine has not worn off yet for that.

Posted by xyzygy

@ottoman673: Why would you doubt the next Xbox would be backwards compatible? It's essentially a PC. The PS3 on the other hand has a completely different architecture.

Online
Posted by probablytuna

Well, at least there's The Last of Us to look forward to in May.

Posted by MeatSim

Looks like I will have to find something else to play in May.

Posted by Doctorchimp

That means the 360 and PS3 version will probably be kind of a mess and they'll have something for next gen

Posted by randiolo

that seems super late considering next gen consoles are on our door step.

Posted by ottoman673

New consoles can't be coming out this year. Rockstar must know something we don't...

I don't see why they'd release such a high-profile title so close to new hardware. Either Durango/PS4 are going to be Backwards Compatible [doubt it, especially in Sony's case] or the hardware won't be out until Q1 2014. Take-Two and Rockstar bank on these titles for maximum sales, and if anything this seems like it's only going to hurt them.

I'll still get it because I love GTA, regardless. Just seems odd.

Posted by Ben_H

NOOOOO CRAP!!!! 
 
That will allow me to get rid of most of my backlog. I stopped buying games until it is gone.

Posted by Szlifier
@TooWalrus said:
I wish they'd tacked something like "oh, and it's coming to PC this September now, too" onto the end of that statement...
PC version May 2014 then.
Online
Posted by Greenshoes

Its nice to know it will not ruin my exam period.

Edited by punkycrisps
Posted by Phouchg

I'm almost happy when they delay my favourite game series.. it just feels like they're serious about getting it right.

Posted by TooWalrus

I wish they'd tacked something like "oh, and it's coming to PC this September now, too" onto the end of that statement...

Posted by D

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Posted by BasketSnake

Steam backlog.

Posted by Bones8677

@mrfluke: yep. :)

Edited by mrfluke

@Bones8677 said:

NOOOOO!

Edited by EvilKatarn

I'm entirely fine with it. Couldn't afford this in May anyway.

Posted by mrfluke

totally expected, the genre advanced so much after gta 4, so theres a huge onus on them to nail it.

Edited by Bones8677

NOOOOO!!!!!

Well at least the first quarter is a little less cluttered for me.

Posted by Alex
Only Rockstar could get millions hyped to play a game featuring a dude who looks like this.

Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V finally has an official release date, and it's not quite what we were expecting.

After months of touting a nebulous "spring" release period, which seemed to all but confirm a date in the publisher's now traditional release month of May, Rockstar today announced that GTA V will instead be hitting retail shelves on September 17.

In a commiserative post on its official website, Rockstar officials chalked the new release date up to additional development required on the game.

Dear all,

Today, we have an official release date to share with you: Grand Theft Auto V will arrive in stores on September 17, 2013.

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. 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.

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.

Yours,
The GTA Team

So, hey, we're not getting a May release, but we have an official, locked-in date (which could still slip at some point, but also shut up.) No new trailers or screenshots were released to sate the unwashed masses of the Internet, so you'll just have to settle for the media we already have posted. Sorry about that.