Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto V will not meet it’s initial tentaive “Spring” launch window. The game will instead launch September 17th on PS3 and Xbox 360.

“Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet,” said Rockstar founder Sam Houser.  “We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.”

The new date will allow for “additional development time”.

“To all Grand Theft Auto fans, please accept our apologies for the delay, and our promise that the entire team here is working very hard to make the game all it can be. We are doing all we can to help ensure it will meet if not exceed your expectations come September – we thank you for your support and patience.”

Head over to the Rockstar Blog for more.