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'Grand Theft Auto 3' PlayStation 3 release delayed

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Grand Theft Auto delayed on PlayStation 3.

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Grand Theft Auto 3's planned release on PlayStation 3 is now delayed following unseen complications relating to music licensing, according to the official US PlayStation Blog.

Sony previously announced a July 31st release date for the port to the PlayStation Network; however, it did not arrive in the recent PlayStation Store Update.

"Due to an unforeseen complication, the Grand Theft Auto 3 PS2 Classic is not publishing with today's Store post," PlayStation Store director Grace Chen wrote in a post on the US PlayStation blog. "We will update you when a new release date has been identified. We apologize for the inconvenience."

"There were some last minute issues with getting clearance for a certain audio track in the game," PlayStation blog writer Morgan Haro stated. "But the teams at Rockstar are on it to review how to best get this title on PSN."

Grand Theft Auto 3 will be made available for $9.99, but users should not expect to find any modern additions such as Trophies or graphical updates to this straight port of the 2001 title.