dated – the delays are finished (fingers crossed). But for those who simply must know: "It's really no surprise to anybody that the PS3 was definitely a contributing factor to [the delay]," Rockstar's Jeronimo Barrera tells MTV. No surprise indeed.
The finger pointing began last August when Take-Two cited "technical challenges" as the reason for the considerable delay, which was quickly interpreted to mean: Sony's big, black box. But Take-Two and Rockstar have stuck to the "it's not 'helpful or beneficial' to go into specifics" excuse, until now. Rockstar is openly chatting about the delay because the challenges are "not an issue anymore" – both versions are now "neck and neck" in their development phases. "They're both identical," Barrera concludes. So there! They'll cross the finish line together, as equals (oh, 'cept for those bonus episodes).