GTA 5 Pre-Order Delay Is A Good PR

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Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 would be arriving on September 17th, 2013 — this new September release window does point a delay from the original Spring release that was publicized recently.

Some were not pleased, some confused and it was obvious that the decision to delay the game has not been the best PR move from Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) especially with a group of loyal GTA fans.

Have you cancelled your GTA V pre-order?

“Cancelled. I now plan to transfer my money to a pre order of ‘My Little Pony: The Chronicles’. I hear the dev team behind that game stick to schedules.” – The Scottish Guy

“Not pre-ordering it, not buying it and not interested. It is Watch Dogs for me and see if there is a possibility of Saint’s Row 4. GTA is over AFAIK.” – Little William

“I never pre-ordered to begin with, because I knew this would happen.” – VoiceoftheVoiceless

“I’m thinking about canceling my pre-order as well. Not because they delayed the game, it was probably necessary, but because I feel R* tricked us by making us believe it would come out spring 2013 when they knew all along it would not happen. Same way they tricked us with Max Payne 3.

“If they really knew GTA V was going to be released in in may 2013, then they would have started the marketing compaign in october/november, but all they gave us was the second trailer. Since then it has been all quiet.” – Rucke

So have you cancelled your pre-order or pre-order it to begin with? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • DrDeath

    Bunch of little girls once the game comes out there be right there in line.

  • DOMN8R

    I’d still wait till next year to get it. So what if we wait a few more months for it geez get over it this game is just gonna be so good. You will all be at the midnight launch picking up your copy regardless.

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  • disqus_UmkG1hFGVb

    I cancelled my GTA V pre order from Gamestop, and I will tell you why. It is for the mere fact Rockstar and Take Two are playing a greed game with “Us” their loyal gamer fans. It’s total BS that they need to polish this game, come on how long have they been testing this game under lock and key? Sure they presented us with some trailers of cutaways or possible game play (who knows?). But one thing for sure, these trailers look all pretty well polished, and then some…Conspiracy theory -Take Two (Nasdaq Ttwo) and Rockstar are going to see a drop in there stocks for the next 5 months… rest assured.On the other hand, I will still buy this game, but you know when…when it’s in the bargain bin at $5.99,because only the cattle will buy it when it comes out in fall of 2013….because ya know what… now i can wait, wait them out so there is no profit margin for the crafty marketing ploy that they bestowed upon us. Screw off Rockstar…
    Hey, anyone even buy Max Payne, after they tried this same marketing stint? Sorry if ya did…No more buying games at $60 or pre ordering for me…Rock star showed me the light!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000352197793 Niklas Griffiths

      You’re retarded, Read my post on why they delayed it, and if you really think they are getting more money when they worked on it for like 5 years, spending and paying tons of money to the workers, then delayes it 5 more months, you should kill yourself.. or I will do it for you

    • andyhmltn

      LOL So retarded. If you can’t wait 3 months for a game, then I would say you need to get laid or something.

    • James

      Ahahahaha how do they make money idiot.

    • Damannation

      Seriously? Why on earth would you delay a finished product? It is easy enough to make a screen shot, there isn’t any gameplay programming to that. It’s a simple ‘photo’ of what to expect. To have a story, functioning gameplay and a story is a huge difference. It’s like taking a photo of a building that is apparently in some movie and saying it is clearly a filmed and a edited movie. Why would someone put off getting a pay cheque so they could move to a new project? Do you think there are no more games in the works for them. They are a company. They have ideas, they don’t just have an idea. To think they put it off just to annoy people and pretend that it was finished is just plain stupidity. Who wants to pay premium prices for a game with heaps of bugs and seems unfinished? Pretty sure no one. Personally I am happy they delayed it to make it better. It’s annoying, I don’t deny that. I just know that no company wants to waste time and money on something they know is ready to be sold.

      • Damannation

        Ok, I repeated myself a little. I may or may not have had a few drinks so fuck you to who judges.

  • Edward Young

    i cancelled my preorder, sold my copys of all rockstars titles, and decided to wait for watchdogs to come out since that developer dont lie to thire fans to get more money. watchdogs will be a better game anyway.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000352197793 Niklas Griffiths

      Explain how they are getting more money you retarded cunt. when they they have to pay the workers for 5 more months instead of selling it now half completed and get the same amount of money.. you’re obviously a troll. GTFO gingerkid..

      • bambiff .

        Dude, stop asslicking rockstar and shut the fuck up.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000352197793 Niklas Griffiths

          Or you should stfu and stop trolling gingerboi, they are not money greeding, infact they are almost the only company left that doesn’t shit out a new franchise every 1-2 year that is the same as it previous one just to make more money… We should be really thankfull that Rockstars is still out there, without them there would be no hope in the gaming industry as ubisoft,dice,infinity and EA has already become money greeding bastards with no intention of making a good game whatsoever, Besides from Watchdogs but so far the driving mechanic looks just as gay as saintsrow 3.

    • Damannation

      Shit, you really showed them. Selling the titles you already bought. They must be so hurt by your actions. You idiot, it’s a few months. Sure it’s annoying but you know the product will have to be better than what they ‘were’ going to release. So you think they were sitting in their studios wanking or something?

  • ya right

    hahahaha little William is a saints row 4 fan… and says gta is done?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.coleman.1829 Robert Coleman

    Jeez, people are so stupid! Why would delaying the game give Rockstar more money from the people? If anything, they’d know it would detract sales so they’d polish the game even more and add things to improve the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000352197793 Niklas Griffiths

    They delayed the game for the gamers sake.. First they said we woulden’t be able to buy properties/houses, then people started complaining, so what did rockstars do? they listened to the whining gamers and delayed the game and now we are not only able to buy houses, we will be able to buy clubs,companys,stocks and alot more, Don’t believe me? well Read what rockstars told us first about the game and look what they have said now, I highly doubt they delayed it for releasing it on next gen as the release is still a couple of months before the next gen is coming, though it woulden’t surprise me if they decided to release it for ps4 later on aswell as I really hope they do quick because I rather play the best game ever on higher resolution,smoother gameplay and anti aliasing. So I think we should all be FUCKING greatfull that rockstars isin’t one of those other companys (ubisoft) (infinity Ward) (Dice) that shits out new games (franchises) every 1-2 years and not really having anything new… Rockstars takes time doing their games, not for the money sake but for the players. Because common call of duty comes out every year and sells the most, even though it doesn’t have any new shit in it and sometimes have worse graphics than the previous game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000352197793 Niklas Griffiths

      And if you guys really think they are making more money because they delayes the game and have to pay workers for 5 months extra, you’re either retarded or just trolling. And if they actually were money greeding, why have they spent 4-5 years on this game, instead of going the same direction as call of duty or assasinscreed and shit out a new game every year and still make the same amount of money because players are ignorant and stupid.

  • Roshan Mudhar

    Awww boohoo im so sad my game will be delayed by a few months so i wont buy your game at all…. jesus christ fine if you dont want to buy it big deal do u think tthey care is a few thousand people think like you…. Politicians lie nd cheat to us constantly …. and look whos running our countries … so give it a rest buy it or dont Rockstar dont care im glad they delayed it i dont feel cheated whatsoever, i d rather wait for more polished game than a rushed out one! Blooming heck

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000352197793 Niklas Griffiths

      Coulden’t agree more.

  • Jeremy Noyes

    How long does it take your team of game developers to graphically create every grain of sand for 40+ square miles of 3d space and then fill that space with as much entertaining gameplay imaginable? With a game as huge as GTA, if you don’t cut them some slack on time of completion then you’re kind of a unreasonable A-hole.

  • Setty Griffin

    idc what anyone says , Rockstar Basically Just Kick It Loyal Fans In The Nuts And Said Deal With It.

    • Niklas Griffiths

      Ye because they delayed the game, that they have worked over 5 years on, to make MORE money, you’re either retarded or just a troll. Please, kill yourself.

    • Damannation

      So because they delay it, it’s clearly a kick in the nuts? So obviously they delayed it so all the developers could have a little holiday and piss people off? Surely they weren’t listening to people’s whinging and improving the game. No that isn’t a possibility. They should just release a game with a 6hr campaign like every COD game. That’s what we want.

  • ONEAL

    Losers…

  • samuelhamer

    how does a game getting delayed just make you think “thats it i hate this game now, i want nothing to do with it now”? DEAL WITH IT you guys are a bunch of girls. more and more gamers are becoming drama queens.

  • loansta

    It sucks waiting, but IMO this will be the greatest game ever. Can’t wait for the perfectly polished game!

  • YourMomsFuckerInsideGaming

    I used to think this site was actually good and I even like your Facebook page. Well f**k that now, you guys can kiss my shiny, pink, rounded a$$.

  • Eat A Stupid Butt

    Man I prepaid in full for BOTH collector’s versions. Rockstar doesn’t fuck around. They put their heart and soul into the game and have never disappointed me. All you little kid losers bailin ship, good! I don’t wanna deal with you pieces of shit in the new multiplayer!

  • AverageStudent

    Why would you cancel a preorder? Honestly, I’d rather Rockstar produce a polished game than a buggy one. I understand how hard it is for programming to stick to schedule…sometimes scheduling mistakes can be made.

    • Maximilian

      Agreed. I’m pre-ordering as soon as they announce the PC version (otherwise not buying it). I don’t mind the delay, makes for a more refined port.

  • Marshall Garrett

    rustled mah jimmies

  • Mark Yampolsky

    Rockstar just pulled a Don Draper and 80% of the internet is ok with it. That’s the most joyous feeling in the world.

    I mean they basically just pulled this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwwFd6iA6rI

  • UnknownUser

    Another Fucking pointless article that dis GTA V, Just Stop Posting Articles on these pointless topics and stop thinking about the bad stuff of this game and think about the good stuff that is going to be in this game from Gun specs to Jets

  • James

    Wow some people. I don’t care infact im sort of happy it was delayed. I would rather a really good delayed product than an unfinished product. Just shows who are the true fans and who aren’t

  • josh

    yea all that 17% that said no knows damn well theyre going to buy this game lmao

  • James

    Reading some of these comments has made me lose all hope for humanity. I cannot get my head around how people think Rockstar are making money from delaying a game. Anyway I don’t care my £65 special ed preorder is staying.

  • Down With Blizz

    The minute i read the headline of this article on another page, i instantly heard thousands of babies crying incessantly.

    Get the fuck over it.

  • Ray J Cales

    FUCKING BITCHES I SWEAR STOP CRYING BCUZ THEY DELAYED THE GAME , THEY DIDNT TRICK US FUCKTARDS. GO PLAY UR SAINTS ROW CALL OF BOOTY BULLSHIT, FIVE YEARS OF HARDWORK AND ONE DELAY U CANCEL UR PREORDER, suck A DICK U CLOWNS!!!!!

  • derpdedurr

    This is fucking months old news, and all the people commenting on it as if it’s news are just as fucking retarded as the people that run this shitty website.

  • Gui

    gta 5 ius done

  • Gui

    wow had to cancell it fuck you gta 5

  • Gui

    Fuck You All

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    ONEAL

    • 2 months ago

    Losers…1

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    disqus_UmkG1hFGVb

    • 7 months ago

    I cancelled my GTA V pre order from Gamestop, and I will tell you why. It is for the mere fact Rockstar and Take Two are playing a greed game with “Us” their loyal gamer fans. It’s total BS that they need to polish this game, come on how long have they been testing this game under lock and key? Sure they presented us with some trailers of cutaways or possible game play (who knows?). But one thing for sure, these trailers look all pretty well polished, and then some…Conspiracy theory -Take Two (Nasdaq Ttwo) and Rockstar are going to see a drop in there stocks for the next 5 months… rest assured.On the other hand, I will still buy this game, but you know when…when it’s in the bargain bin at $5.99,because only the cattle will buy it when it comes out in fall of 2013….because ya know what… now i can wait, wait them out so there is no profit margin for the crafty marketing ploy that they bestowed upon us. Screw off Rockstar…
    Hey, anyone even buy Max Payne, after they tried this same marketing stint? Sorry if ya did…No more buying games at $60 or pre ordering for me…Rock star showed me the light!1 4

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    andyhmltn disqus_UmkG1hFGVb

    • 2 months ago

    LOL So retarded. If you can’t wait 3 months for a game, then I would say you need to get laid or something.13

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    Niklas Griffiths disqus_UmkG1hFGVb

    • 3 months ago

    You’re retarded, Read my post on why they delayed it, and if you really think they are getting more money when they worked on it for like 5 years, spending and paying tons of money to the workers, then delayes it 5 more months, you should kill yourself.. or I will do it for you10

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    Damannation disqus_UmkG1hFGVb

    • a month ago

    Seriously? Why on earth would you delay a finished product? It is easy enough to make a screen shot, there isn’t any gameplay programming to that. It’s a simple ‘photo’ of what to expect. To have a story, functioning gameplay and a story is a huge difference. It’s like taking a photo of a building that is apparently in some movie and saying it is clearly a filmed and a edited movie. Why would someone put off getting a pay cheque so they could move to a new project? Do you think there are no more games in the works for them. They are a company. They have ideas, they don’t just have an idea. To think they put it off just to annoy people and pretend that it was finished is just plain stupidity. Who wants to pay premium prices for a game with heaps of bugs and seems unfinished? Pretty sure no one. Personally I am happy they delayed it to make it better. It’s annoying, I don’t deny that. I just know that no company wants to waste time and money on something they know is ready to be sold.

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    Damannation Damannation

    • a month ago

    Ok, I repeated myself a little. I may or may not have had a few drinks so fuck you to who judges.

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    James disqus_UmkG1hFGVb

    • 2 months ago

    Ahahahaha how do they make money idiot.

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    Edward Young

    • 5 months ago

    i cancelled my preorder, sold my copys of all rockstars titles, and decided to wait for watchdogs to come out since that developer dont lie to thire fans to get more money. watchdogs will be a better game anyway. 2

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    Niklas Griffiths Edward Young

    • 3 months ago

    Explain how they are getting more money you retarded cunt. when they they have to pay the workers for 5 more months instead of selling it now half completed and get the same amount of money.. you’re obviously a troll. GTFO gingerkid..13

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    bambiff . Niklas Griffiths

    • 3 months ago

    Dude, stop asslicking rockstar and shut the fuck up. 2

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    Niklas Griffiths bambiff .

    • 3 months ago

    Or you should stfu and stop trolling gingerboi, they are not money greeding, infact they are almost the only company left that doesn’t shit out a new franchise every 1-2 year that is the same as it previous one just to make more money… We should be really thankfull that Rockstars is still out there, without them there would be no hope in the gaming industry as ubisoft,dice,infinity and EA has already become money greeding bastards with no intention of making a good game whatsoever, Besides from Watchdogs but so far the driving mechanic looks just as gay as saintsrow 3.13

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    Damannation Edward Young

    • a month ago

    Shit, you really showed them. Selling the titles you already bought. They must be so hurt by your actions. You idiot, it’s a few months. Sure it’s annoying but you know the product will have to be better than what they ‘were’ going to release. So you think they were sitting in their studios wanking or something?

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    Setty Griffin

    • 2 months ago

    idc what anyone says , Rockstar Basically Just Kick It Loyal Fans In The Nuts And Said Deal With It. 1

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    Niklas Griffiths Setty Griffin

    • 2 months ago

    Ye because they delayed the game, that they have worked over 5 years on, to make MORE money, you’re either retarded or just a troll. Please, kill yourself.7

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    Damannation Setty Griffin

    • a month ago

    So because they delay it, it’s clearly a kick in the nuts? So obviously they delayed it so all the developers could have a little holiday and piss people off? Surely they weren’t listening to people’s whinging and improving the game. No that isn’t a possibility. They should just release a game with a 6hr campaign like every COD game. That’s what we want.

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    derpdedurr

    • a month ago

    This is fucking months old news, and all the people commenting on it as if it’s news are just as fucking retarded as the people that run this shitty website.

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    Ray J Cales

    • a month ago

    FUCKING BITCHES I SWEAR STOP CRYING BCUZ THEY DELAYED THE GAME , THEY DIDNT TRICK US FUCKTARDS. GO PLAY UR SAINTS ROW CALL OF BOOTY BULLSHIT, FIVE YEARS OF HARDWORK AND ONE DELAY U CANCEL UR PREORDER, suck A DICK U CLOWNS!!!!!

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    Mark Yampolsky

    • 2 months ago

    Rockstar just pulled a Don Draper and 80% of the internet is ok with it. That’s the most joyous feeling in the world.

  • speed39racer

    hahaha!!!! 205 people are not true GTA fans……. did you really cancel your pre-orders?