Why was Grand Theft Auto V delayed? Well, despite the wacked out, half baked conspiracy theories doing the rounds, Rockstar is staying strong: Grand Theft Auto V was delayed for quality control reasons, and that's the bottom line, apparently.
While some folks may have floated certain ideas about strategic placement, subverting other big releases and such like, Rockstar was quick to shoot such rumours down, and threatened big time bans within its own community to the folks that continued to be abusive regarding the delay.
Hey all, we understand many of you guys are disappointed with this news – unfortunately 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. However this does not give you free reign to be abusive in comments. The general rules of common courtesy, decency and behavior as listed above the Comment Box still apply here, therefore anyone continuing to post abusive comments will have their privileges suspended.
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.
So there you have it. The only question is: how good does a Grand Theft Auto game have to be to get released? How long is a piece of string? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?