A lot of gamers across the world have been waiting for the next best, and one of the biggest game releases of the year, Grand Theft Auto 5. I am proud to say that I am one of the millions in the queue. The originally planned release for the game was sometime in the spring. But now, if you pay a visit to the official web site of the company, Rockstart has postponed that to the 17th of September, later this year. This is a delay of almost four months. What is the reason for the delay?
Well, there have been a lot of rumors about this. People, fans frustrated with the delay of the release, started spreading rumors on the internet for the reason for the delay. But the development house says that there aren’t any conspiracy theories as reported on the internet. There has been no alien attack, as Joystiq mocks. The company officially says that the only reason for the delay is that it needs some extra time to work on the quality of the product, that’s all.
“To those of you saying or seeing various conspiracy theories about there being some other ulterior motive for this delay, rest assured that they’re all nonsense – literally the only reason we’ve delayed the release is because we want the game to be as good as it needs to be,” Rockstar writes in the comments of its launch date announcement.
When Rockstar first posted the September release date, it said, “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.” I do not know whether this reasoning will calm down many people. But you need to understand we are in a position to do nothing about it. So the best plan now is to keep playing the version of the game you already have till you can get your hands on the new version.