Ladies and gentlemen, the bombshell of the morning. Rockstar has just announced that the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V is now being delayed untill September 17. Before we grab pitchforks and storm the castle, this might not be the worst thing in the world. From Rockstar:

"Dear all

Today, we have an official release date to share with you: Grand Theft Auto V will arrive in stores on September 17, 2013.

We know this is about four months later than originally planned and we know that this short delay will come as a disappointment to many of you, but, trust us, it will be worth the extra time. GTAV is a massively ambitious and complex game and it simply needs a little more polish to be of the standard we and, more importantly, you require.

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.

The GTA Team"

OK. Breathe. If Rockstar has delayed the title, they must have good reason. Right? What are your thoughts?

[via Rockstar]