LAST MINUTE: Rockstar has delayed the release of Grand Theft Auto V to 17 September. This has been officially announced through a statement on its website and Facebook fanpage (in this case, using the image that opens this article).

This is the statement with which the company has announced the delay (in English in the original translation is own):

Dear all:

Today we have an official release date to share with you: GTA V will hit stores on September 17, 2013.

We know this is about four months later than originally planned, and this short delay will be a disappointment to many, but trust us: it will be worth the extra time. GTA V is an immensely complex and ambitious game, and just need a little more polish to meet the standards that we require (and, what is more important, that you require you).

For all fans of Grand Theft Auto: please accept our apologies for the delay, and receive our promise that the whole team is working very hard to make the game all that has to be. We do everything we can to make sure that it will meet, if not exceed, all expectations vueastras Come September. Thanks for your support patience.