One of the year's most anticipated
video games was released to some customers ahead of this week's
Tuesday embargo date.
Grand Theft Auto 5, or GTA V , was
delivered to some people who pre-ordered the game online from Amazon.
Nobody is particularly sure how the
game was released early, or why. Midnight releases have been a big
thing in the past, with people lining up (or camping) outside stores
to get their hands on the hard copies of games.
The BBC reports that Amazon says it is
investigating what caused the game to leak out to a select few people
before the official release.
Meanwhile, the game's developers,
Rockstar North, are yet to issue a comment.
Now, spoilers of the game are popping
up across social networks and on Reddit, potentially softening the energy around Tuesday's
That hasn't stopped the game from
getting some stellar reviews, considering how much energy and money
has gone into producing the title.
According to Gamespot, Grand Theft Auto
5 may have cost almost $255 million to develop, and the game is
expected to bring in more than $1.56 billion worth of sales, analysts
To put things into perspective, Gran
Turismo 5 cost about $60 million to produce.
But if the game is done, why delay the
release? Should games still have a set release date?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets