Monday, 16 September 2013

Grand Theft Auto V Copies go on Sale Early, Rockstar Investigates

Online retailer Amazon has dispatched copies of Grand Theft Auto V before the game's official release date, causing Rockstar to express concern.

The game is set to be available tomorrow, September 17, though a wave of customers have revealed that copies were shipped early by Amazon. While this isn't unusual, as Amazon regularly sends copies early to make sure they arrive on release day, it goes against a specific request by developer Rockstar not to ship ahead of time, and the studio has expressed its concern.

In a statement provided to Games Industry, the developer said, "We are in the process of investigating early 'sales' to determine how and why that is occurring."

High street retail outlets only received their copies of the game on Saturday with strict instructions not to begin selling before tomorrow. With the "street date" embargo already broken by Amazon, however, it remains to be seen if any bricks-and-mortar retailers decide to follow suit.

If you're wondering when you'll be able to read our review of Grand Theft Auto V, you've not got long to wait. Check back to IGN later today at at 7:00 a.m. Pacific, 10:00 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. in the UK, or 12:00 a.m. AEST if you live in Australia to get our thoughts.

Luke Karmali is IGN's UK Junior Editor. You too can revel in mediocrity by following him on IGN and on Twitter.

Source : ign[dot]com

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