Grand Theft Auto V Delayed, Out September 17

Grand Theft Auto V is coming this fall, developer Rockstar Games announced today.

The fifth installment in the popular open-world action series has been delayed from its initial spring release and will now be out on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Here's Rockstar:

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

The folks behind Grand Theft Auto V have been slowly sharing details about the highly-anticipated blockbuster for a few months now. In the fall, we found out that there will be multiple protagonists, and that the world is bloody gigantic.

For more on the newest GTA, check out our timeline.