Rockstar Games on andnud ametliku selgituse Grand Theft Auto V edasilükkumise põhjustest:

"Sometimes such delays are necessary in all forms of entertainment, and especially in the case of a game experience as massive and complex as GTAV."
"To those of you saying or seeing various conspiracy theories about there being some other ulterior motive for this delay, rest assured that they’re all nonsense – literally the only reason we’ve delayed the release is because we want the game to be as good as it needs to be."

Jaanuaris ilmuma pidanud GTA V ametlik kaanekujundus "ilmub samuti veidi hiljem."

Aset on leidnud ka spekulatsioone, et GTA V väljastatakse hoopiski peatselt avalikustatavale uuele konsooligeneratsioonile, kuid finantsiliselt oleks see siiski üsna ebatõenäoline.

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