Grand Theft Auto V will be released worldwide on September 17, publisher Take-Two has announced.
The date constitutes a significant delay for the hotly anticipated Xbox 360 and PS3 title, which was previously expected to launch this spring.
Rockstar founder Sam Houser said: “Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet.
“We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.”
Disappointing stuff, of course, but perhaps not that surprising: GTA V’s spring release was rapidly approaching and no release date had been announced. There’s still no news on a PC version of the game, either.
In the 20 minutes since Take-Two’s investor relations department announced the delay the publisher’s share price has fallen by over four per cent on the Nasdaq exchange.