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Rockstar Games responds to 'GTA 5' PS4, Xbox One and PC release date delay rumor

'GTA 5'
'GTA 5'
Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games, used with permission

A response has been provided by Rockstar Games concerning the potential delay of the "GTA 5" release date on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. According to a report from Game Chup on Aug. 31, a representative from the support team revealed that there has been no change to the initial launch plans for the three ports. As a result, the fifth main "Grand Theft Auto" video game is still set to come out during the fall season of this year.

The delay rumor originated from VG247 as the website overheard some chatter at last month's Gamescom about "GTA 5" on PS4, Xbox One and PC possibly being postponed until next year. The publication also noted that every other major release for the remainder of 2014 already got release dates aside from the upcoming ports. Based on the aforementioned comments made by Rockstar Games, however, it appears that the rumor has been debunked.

The publisher could be hesitant in announcing the launch date due to several feature being added. Similar to other remastered ports, "GTA 5" for PS4, Xbox One and PC is going to have better visuals when compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Furthermore, characters and data from "GTA Online" can be transferred between platforms. These new elements could bring up new glitches, which need additional development time to be fixed. As a result, the company has not yet committed to a more specific release date.

Another recent report also hinted that Rockstar Games may be planning to update the radio stations in the video game as a disc jockey revealed that she recently returned to the company to provide some additional content. At the same time, the Rockstar North development is working on "GTA Online" heists. The rumored casino and zombie expansions may also be in production for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Due to those factors, the release date for "GTA 5" on the PS4, Xbox One and PC may not be announced for quite some time. The original versions were released on Sept. 17 for Europe and North America. A PS3 screen is located near the top of this article (via the official Playstation Facebook site).