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.

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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.

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