The good news is that this could be the final delay because during Take-Two’s earnings call, the company’s CEO Strauss Zelnick said that he was confident that the most recent date revealed by Rockstar would be the final date, meaning that gamers will no longer be able to expect any additional delays.
According to Zelnick, “More often than not, we feel proud that we’re able to do that. All of our labels are focused on releasing a title when they reach that apex of effort and perfection. And in this instance, Rockstar Games felt more polish was required, and naturally we are in favour of that decision [delaying the game]. The date of October 26 is set, and I am confident that will be the release date. We are incredibly excited about it.”
Games do get delayed from time to time and it is understandable, especially since no one wants to release a game that has yet to be polished up properly, but at the same time it is also understandably frustrating. In any case hopefully there won’t be any additional delays, so fingers crossed!