Grand Theft Auto V, the newest instalment in the smash-hit series, was released to critical acclaim this week but, now, reports have surfaced that retailers like Amazon may have shipped copies of the game out before the official release date; thus, breaking the sales embargo on the eagerly anticipated product.
Grand Theft Auto V is set to be the biggest game released this year, projected to make approximately 1 billion pounds in the first year of release alone, selling an estimated 25 million copies, and if reports are to be believed then many people may have received their pre-ordered copy of the game more than a week before its release.
Rockstar, the developers of the game, have stated in a press release to Game Industry International that they are “…in the process of investigating early ‘sales’ to determine how and why that is occurring.”
It is still unknown what action Rockstar will take if any retailers are found to have breached the pre-sales embargo, if they do take action at all.
Grand Theft Auto V is the largest game made by Rockstar, the largest made by any company yet, costing roughly £170 million to make and develop, a sum that rivals some of the most expensive films ever made, like the Pirates Of The Caribbean series and The Avengers.
Having been out a few days I’m sure you’ve all played plenty of it, so tell us in the comments if you’re enjoying it – or not enjoying it.
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