Grand Theft Auto V goes gold

Rockstar Games confirms development finished on upcoming open-world game, says it is "deeply saddened" by leaks and spoilers becoming public after PlayStation 3 pre-load issue.

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Grand Theft Auto V has gone gold, developer Rockstar Games has announced. The open-world action game arrives on September 17 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Rockstar Games also addressed the recent PlayStation 3 pre-load leak, which revealed various spoilers about the upcoming game.

"Unfortunately, as many of you may already know, some people who downloaded the digital preorder of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTAV assets leading to leaked information and media from the game appearing online," the developer said in a statement.

"As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game's launch," the statement continues. "GTAV represents years of hard work by many people across the world, and we all couldn't be more excited to finally share it with you properly this September 17."

Rockstar Games said it "definitely" has more details about GTAV to share between today and the game's September 17 release date, though no specifics were provided.

Sony previously apologized to Rockstar Games for the leak, saying in a statement that it has removed the digital preorder file from the PlayStation Store in Europe.

"We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content," Sony said.

Check out GameSpot's preview of the multiplayer component and interview with Rockstar North head Leslie Benzies for more.

Discussion

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p4kman88
p4kman88

PC Gamers and Console Gamers are like Bloods & Crips thanks to GTA V

ixmardukxi
ixmardukxi

I really hope this comes to my PC, thank god i also have a PS3 though, gonna get it for both (considering the fact that it actually comes to PC)

frylock1987
frylock1987

Know what would be awesome? if PC Gamers didn't get this amazing game and they cried their bitch tears all over their keyboards.

macwho
macwho

Surprised Microsoft isn't all over this, first thing sony has messed up in a long time haha

starjay009
starjay009

Ahhh.. it's the Europeans again ! I guess these folks don't know what patience is. Anyway, there is not much they could have learned anyway. Can't wait for Sep 17 though. Have had my Special Edition pre-order for almost 6 months now. Boy, that midnight launch is going to be EPIC !!!!!

R083R70
R083R70

What is most exciting about GTA V is that it looks like it's combing the compelling story and immersing atmosphere of IV, customization and size of SA, and the ludicrous gameplay and constant hilarity of pre hd GTA's (IV had it but not as much in the main plot). 

CaptainErebus
CaptainErebus

Time to pirate, it's the only reason I keep one of these crappy consoles around.

mucking_foron
mucking_foron

May I suggest to please unload all weapons in your house before launching the game. And send your Grandmother to the movies,

minhnodda
minhnodda

GTA V is just Another GTA. I dont understand the hype.

Cynjen Romero
Cynjen Romero

I'm still buying a PS4. Oh wait! wrong article

Catz_03
Catz_03

So it should be soon that a PC version is announced right?

Garm31
Garm31

There are going to be a lot people out of work with mysterious illnesses come September 17th. 

GollumDoesDrugs
GollumDoesDrugs

I have pre-written a facebook message to my friends for when the game comes out: ''Hum hum. Dear friends, no matter what happens in the next 3 days (Child births, parties, minor or even medium injuries due to accidents) do not attempt to contact me as I will be doing something much more interesting and gratifying. Thank you''.

Cirno Yousei
Cirno Yousei

We'll probably see GOTY editions for Xbox One and PS4 :x

Cirno Yousei
Cirno Yousei

I still think that the best course of action is to bother Gaben about bribing Rockstar.

ed6565
ed6565

all these fb comments are annoying, worst part is, they probaly won't even see this

excludedkratos
excludedkratos

it would be wonderful if rockstars would release the game a tad early, like the 10th of september, not to early & not to long. it would make the wait bearable.

Chrypt22
Chrypt22

Sony is used to leaking information; developer intellectual property, employee personal information and financial records, PSN passwords, and lets not forget credit card information.

But PS4 is gonna OWWWWNNNNNNNNN.... Yeah, No thanks.

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

@frylock1987 I don't give a shit about GTA, but I get pissed off when people say console is better than PC. 

PC has better graphics. PC has better framerate. PC has mods. PC has more players. PC has better indie games. PC has cheaper sales. PC has better free-to-plays. You don't have to pay to play online on PC. PC has been running games at next gen levels for years. 

Anyone who has ever played PC realizes how much better it is than console, and never goes back.

overlord_hh
overlord_hh

@frylock1987 u knw what would b more awsum like always with everi game, gta5 runs much more better fps wise n grafix wise than the crappy consoles ur kind worships also pc gamers get the special version of the game out of respect for us' examples-castlevania lords of shadow, dark souls and many others

nartnart70
nartnart70

@excludedkratos am ok with waiting cause remember son we pc games pay zero $ for our entertainment while remind me how much you have pay'd so far for games ...

and beside i well get the true experience the game meant to offer with better graphics and patches ...

so am ok with you and every body else being a test rat ,,, so i can have a finished product for zero money ;) chump

excludedkratos
excludedkratos

@Chrypt22 you cant put this all on psn, europeans are also the ones too blame, the ones thats securing psn & the ones that are hacking into it. none of this to my knowledge is going on in psn north america.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@Chrypt22 you do know the difference between leaking and getting hacked right?

CynicalCaviar
CynicalCaviar

@Chrypt22 Go buy an Xbox if that's what you want, I'll stick to PS and my free spoilers.

Jim_ster
Jim_ster

@nartnart70   We all know. that you are a koncol fanboy, tryng to make pc gamers look bad .....  

excludedkratos
excludedkratos

@nartnart70 @excludedkratos thats some will power you got there buddy boy. enjoy your gta5 in a year or two or never, and thats if rockstars decides to port it over too the ps4 & xbox one. hahaha i laugh at your misfortune!

1nUrF4c3
1nUrF4c3

No wonder alota games won't come out on pc with that kinda attitude...

pal_080
pal_080

@nartnart70  Huh...?  Are you bragging about pirating at the same time as being an arrogant PC fanboy...?  You must have a lot of friends!

TMK_PsYcho
TMK_PsYcho

@CynicalCaviar @Chrypt22 In the end I say its really up to the games and what your friends are getting because you dont want to get a console what non of your friends get, you will be all alone.

nartnart70
nartnart70

@1nUrF4c3 plz read the comment above and you well understand what am talking about here

tomtidona
tomtidona

@1nUrF4c3 you guys judge the entire comunity according to one person attitude , i myself buy every game i play to support the companies apart from EA games which i wish they will burn in hell . and still i dont pirate download them cause they suck

Tygraph
Tygraph

@nartnart70 @pal_080 GTAV will have maybe 50+ hours of entertainment. A movie ticket is around $10 for 2 hours. Is interactive entertainment not worth it to you? Then you don't deserve to be entertained. $60 for a game like this is a bargain. 

nartnart70
nartnart70

@pal_080 @nartnart70 its not about being arrogant or friends ,,, its the truth ,,,

and that is unless they release video games for reasonable price tag's ppl in poor countries are going to continue pirating games and software's ,,, instead of releasing a game for 60$ and making a total sales of 10000000 release the game for 20 $ and increase your sales and profit ... make the ppl reconsider buying the real thing rather than trying to steal it ....    

excludedkratos
excludedkratos

 @hasleftThebuild @excludedkratos i know right

starjay009
starjay009

@TMK_PsYcho @CynicalCaviar @Chrypt22 disagree with you. Not everybody plays online with friends. I certainly don't and none of my friends play online. So in that case, you buy both consoles OR buy the one that appeals to you.