Rockstar has been regularly pushing out screenshots depicting the beautiful settings and aesthetics of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V, but despite initially touting a Spring release bracket, the developer and publisher of the legendary franchise left many bemused by pushing it back until September. In an attempt to re-ignite buzz surrounding the title, Rockstar has come through with yet another batch of screenshots, and believe you me, they’re as awe-inspiring a batch as we’ve seen so far.
As per, there’s a great insight into the landscapes, vehicles and characters gracing the city, and with GTA V enthusiasts certainly in need of a pick-me-up in light of the disappointing news of the delay, I think they’ve got it:
Rockstar duly apologized for the delay which has seen a possible April release turn into a ‘definite’ September 17th release, but judging by these latest screens, it will be worth the wait. Back in January, when news of the push-back was revealed, Rockstar explained that the complexity in what the company is trying to achieve forced its hand, and that, in the end, gamers would be rewarded for their patience.
The game will be the usual assortment of helicopter chases, scuba diving, and machine gunplay. But while the franchise has long since been a hit among gamers, it has been evident from the very first previews that Grand Theft Auto V aims to be a standout release. It would be naive to cast any judgments based on screenshots alone, but if they’re indicative of things to come, there’s certainly plenty of reason to remain excited about the imminent, albeit belated release of Grand Theft Auto V.
It will make its way to the console market initially, arriving on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on 17th September. At this point in time, there’s no word on when a PC version might materialize, and with Rockstar clearly having some difficulty sticking to its current schedule, the company is unlikely to place further burden on itself by making such an announcement.
Those hoping to play GTA V on either next-gen console will also be left waiting a long while, since Rockstar has no plans to support the PlayStation 4 or its as-yet unannounced rival from Microsoft.
Also be sure to check out the second official trailer of GTA V by heading over to this link.