As of today, Rockstar Games is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V has officially gone gold and is set to release on September 17th on the PS3 and Xbox 360 without any delays.
The publishers are currently in the process of readying the discs that’ll be shipped out to retailers in the next few weeks, and the digital release that is currently available for pre-order will be available for download on launch day.
Unfortunately, Sony of Europe allowed buyers who pre-ordered GTA V to pre-download it, which hackers were then able to then crack. Since the ability to pre-download it has been removed, this comes as a confirmation from both Rockstar and Sony.
Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order 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. GTA V is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following, and we’re looking forward to a historic launch on September 17.
So. be warned. If you don’t want any story related or multiplayer content of the game to be spoiled, then we suggest you try to avoid comments, especially those on GTA-related forums. We’ll be sure to be on the look out for them and remove them as quickly as possible.