Rockstar Games has today confirmed the release date for Grand Theft Auto V!
After months and months and months (and did we mention months?) of rumors and speculation, the publisher has announced that GTA V will be released on Sep. 17 for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. (Sorry no Wii U news at this time).
“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,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.”
The game was projected to be released during the Spring 2013 window but was pushed back in order to allow for additional development time, according to Rockstar.
Set in Los Santos (a fictitious version of Los Angeles), the game will let players take on the role of three different criminals: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.
The game will also introduce its own twist to the open world multiplayer mode.