Grand Theft Auto V for the PC has been officially delayed, Rockstar confirmed this morning. The news is somewhat surprising given that only a few days ago it was posted by an official Rockstar rep (details here) that the PC version of the game was still on track for a January 27 release date.
The new release date for GTA V on PC is March 24, 2015.
Rockstar has apologised for the delay and said that the PC version “requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be.” They also wanted to stress that fans will not be disappointed when the game is finally released later in March this year.
Rockstar also shared that GTA Online for the PC will be able to support up to 30 players and will also includes the much awaited and much delayed heists feature for GTA Online. Coincidentally there was a small piece of good news also made known today in that heists for the current console versions of the game will be launched in a few weeks, ahead of the PC launch on March 24.
Here at GTA 5 Cheats we’re pretty disappointed with the delay too, but that’s gaming for you. What we do know is that the wait will definitely be worth it!
Someone just posted the Fred Meyer reservation card that you can see above for Grand Theft Auto V on the Playstation 4 (for those of you outside the US, Fred Meyer is a chain of super stores).
What’s the big deal? Well, the reservation card has a release date of October 28 for the game – as in next month! The release date is of course qualified with the usual “subject to change” statement.
No, this still isn’t official confirmation from Rockstar, but it’s still better than a delay announcement right? And it’s even just under a month before the last possible release date we reported (November 18 at Newegg).
We’re getting a little tired of these incremental release date possibility posts just as much as you guys, however it’s important to cover the next-gen console and PC release of GTA 5 as much as possible for our fans. It will also be a very interesting exercise to go back and compare all these rumored dates to what it actually turns out to be!
Anyway, we live in hope. Being able to play GTA V on PC as early as next month would be nice!
We don’t plan on recapping everything that’s happened in the last few days, with rumors of the PC version of GTA V being completely cancelled, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game being delayed and other goings on because it’s all pretty much irrelevant now.
Rockstar Games has just confirmed that GTA 5 is still on track and will be released this Fall on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4!
You can check out the post here for yourself… someone decided to use their initiative and ask a question in the official Rockstar Support forums – “Is GTA V on PC cancelled, because the internet is going wild?” and thankfully, we got a response; all is well and we will be playing the game this coming Fall, also known as Autumn, or more accurately the months of September through to November.
So sit tight, relax and wait right here with us
I have some sad news. GTA 5 has not featured at E3 2012 and that does not bode well for the game being released this year. In fact, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter thinks the same thing and let investors know in a note recently released to investors:
There was no announcement of Grand Theft Auto V at the show, making a pre-holiday release less likely.
You just might get to know the release date itself by November this year though, with Pachter commenting further:
Company management confirmed that it would most likely notify retailers of a GTA release 3 – 4 months prior to launch, suggesting that a GTA release date announcement is virtually certain to occur by November.
Given the Take Two’s financial year end is 31 March 2013, there is a pretty good chance that it will be released before then (as covered previously)… giving us a possible release window of 3 months from 1 January 2013.
That said, Rockstar does like to do things a little differently, and a lot of people are not the slightest bit surprised GTA 5 didn’t feature at E3. Still, if we’re going to see it released this year, Rockstar must surely have a rather large announcement planned for some time soon.
What do you think?