Rockstar Dispel Rumours About GTA V Delay
Last week was a bittersweet one for fans of the Grand Theft Auto series, which seems to be the entire world minus me. Rockstar announced that the game would only be arriving in September, a massive delay considering previous speculation pointed towards a May/June release window. This not only prompted some anger from some fans, but also gave way to some interesting rumours about what Rockstar was really up to.
Many believed that Rockstar delayed the title so that it could line up for potential next-gen console releases, speculating that the game was actually a next-gen title. I know, crazy right.
While the internet was allowed to come alive with these types of rumours for a week, Rokcstar saw fit to end them today by explaining exactly why GTA V was delay. In an update to the original delay post on the game’s website, a Rockstar representative briefly outlined the reasoning behind the delay.
“Sometimes such delays are necessary in all forms of entertainment, and especially in the case of a game experience as massive and complex as GTAV.”
“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.”
That’s pretty much what I expected when I first heard of the delay. Rockstar has a reputation when it comes to highly polished products, releasing games when they deem them ready. It’s the advantage of being such a massive and renowned developer, so have a little faith when they say they need just a few more months to make sure what you get is what you expected. We all know that a game riddled with games is much worse than waiting for an extremely polished one. Yes Assassin’s Creed III, I’m looking at you right now.