This is my conspiracy theory
The game was pushed back because it will be released for the Next Xbox.
Here is why.
A new console is being released sometime this Holiday Season, between Sept thru Dec. If this is true why would a PUBLISHER want to market a game that will be exclusive to the 360 of this caliber so close to a new console launch, KNOWING, that most gamers trade in their older consoles to afford the new ones. So am I to believe they are publishing a game and expect consumers to hold off from trading in their console to AFFORD a new console just for GTA???? If the game is NOT being released for the Next Xbox, then this is very poor marketing. Publishers put deadlines on developers all the time, if the deadline is not met they cont. to push out the game anyway with a release day patch.
I am most certain, this game will be released for the Next Xbox as well as the 360, I havent found a valid argument against this
yet. Of coarse Rockstar would never confirm anything like this before launch. Instead we'll use the good 'ol Polishing the Game catch all which most gamers, and I dont know why, but always seem to fall for, perhaps that's why they use the Polishing the Game excuse so much.
Now I love Rockstar Games. I will buy any and every game they shovel out, and I'm not upset at all over this delay, I cant wait for GTA V, the fact they are making it, is all I need, I'll wait, but dont expect me to believe your polishing a game for the 360 and not the Next Xbox.
My 2nd and final guess, remember you heard it from me first, The next xbox will premiere before E3, the countdown on Maj. Larry Herbs website, is not for the announcement of the Next Xbox, it's the announcement of the exclusive GTA V dlc for the Next Xbox!