Amazon ships Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) early

Amazon has revved up a small number of gamers, but doubtless irritated the creators of one of the greatest video gaming franchises ever, by shipping copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) earlier than its launch date.

Grand Theft Auto 5 was supposed to launch today Tuesday and was embargoed for release but British gamers who had bought the new sensation online with Amazon began receiving it as early as last week. Whilst the individuals who received it have been thrilled by the sneak preview, others have been annoyed and frustrated to have the surprise and excitement ruined by the the online spoilers (Pun? -Ed.) posted on the web by those who got the game early.

GTA5 creators Rockstar North haven’t made a public comment on this shipping car crash, ahem. But Amazon have tried to put the brakes on speculation by claiming a that only “a small number” of customers got the gear.

Amazon commented “We have established processes in place to deliver new titles to customers on their release date and are looking into the circumstances that led to a small number of customers receiving this game earlier than intended on this occasion.”