Rockstar did something somehow unexpected, expecially for the people that already preordered the game knowing that it will be released somewhere during this spring.
Rockstar announced that Grand Theft Auto V will be released on September 17 2013. They also apologised that they had to delay the date but at least now we have a final official release date.
The developer also wanted to let the fans know that GTA V will be a big game and the extra waiting time will allow them to make an even better game. GTA V will be released after 22 and a half months after the official trailer release.