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New Evidence Indicates May Launch Date For GTAV

It's one of the biggest questions of 2012: when will Grand Theft Auto V hit the market?

EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich says Rockstar's latest will be even bigger than this year's Call of Duty, and hardcore GTA fans have been waiting for a while. If you forget, GTAIV launched in April of 2008.

So how much longer will we have to wait? Well, recent predictions have fallen in the middle of the year, and the latest piece of evidence is no exception. If you check NME's website, you'll see a list of "reasons to be excited about 2012" and right there at #8 is GTAV, with a reference to a May release window. That doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility; Max Payne 3 is set for March, so May might be the perfect time.

Also, Rockstar has a history of bringing out debut trailers for new project around 7 months before the game is ultimately released, and that GTAV debut video hit the Internet in November. So...are we going with May? Or do we need more solid proof?

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

Tags: gtav, grand theft auto v, gtav release date, gtav launch date

1/1/2012 8:52:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Qubex
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 9:40:53 PM
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This has to be one of my most anticipated games, and I am sure others feel similarly here.

I have seen and read much about "GTAIV", but never purchased it for my PS3... This time around I will not miss "GTAV"; and I will be getting it for my AAA collection.

I must admit I am more interested than ever after playing the excellent "Red Dead Redemption" epic of a game. I am expecting "GTAV" to be just as good, if not better!

It can't come quick enough!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Alienange
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 8:16:24 AM

Wasn't RDR fantastic? Brilliant in fact. And I agree, GTAV is going to be even better.

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bebestorm
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 9:56:12 PM
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I hope its true my trigger finger is itching. Im ready to see another trailer and hear some details. Two games from Rockstar in one year is sweet.

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___________
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 12:33:43 AM
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may sounds about right, for some reason R* love march and may releases.
though i still cant believe it, i mean they announced agent 2 years ago and a game that was released 2 months ago is going to release before a game announced 2 years ago!?
also, R* always have at least a year between GTA announcements and a release, i remember seeing the IV reveal trailer then waiting forever for the game!
eh, whenever it releases i dont care all i care about is its a proper GTA game unlike IV!
i want grand theft auto 5 not boring immigrant simulator 5!

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Killsignal
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 1:28:05 AM

GTA 4 was a proper GTA, what are you talking about? and it wasn't too long ago they "loved" October releases. I would worry less about when this game will release and more about playing all the great games out now!

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___________
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 7:38:04 AM

so not being able to do car stunts without going flying out the window, impossibility to defeat the cops, no weapon customization, no car customization, and boring as hell repetitive missions is a proper GTA?
GTA was as much of a proper GTA as GOW is!

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Alienange
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 8:14:13 AM

lol @ immigrant simulator

I wasn't mad at GTAIV, but yeah, it was a surprising step considering the absolute masterpiece that was GTA:SA. From the little we've seen of V though, it seems it's going to be more of what the greater number of fans want.

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Beamboom
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 9:08:09 AM

Yup it seems they will right the wrong with GTA5. Psyched, me? You betcha.

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H0TSHELLZ
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 6:50:25 AM
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NO TIMED EXCLUSIVES FOR M$ PLEASE ROCKST*R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PHOENIXZERO
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 4:29:11 PM
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One game in the series with customization outside of just changing clothes and all of a sudden it's what makes a GTA game... Okay. That said, GTAIV was a little too realistic for my taste, primarily when it came to the driving. I miss the more forgiving, arcady driving. I think they needed to find a balance and went too far in one direction.


As for a May release well, that's one big "DUH" from me. Take-Two's fiscal year ends on March 31st and GTA was a natural choice to be put into the middle of a new quarter of a New Year and that would be May. It's still well in that quarter to generate revenue but just far enough away to not eat too much into potential Max Payne 3 sales.

I said back in November on this site either May 22nd or 29th, I'm going to stick to that. Of course I was wrong about their not using "V" in the name several months prior but apparently they've either changed their stance on the numbering of titles or V will be a different universe from IV. >_>

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PHOENIXZERO
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 10:51:23 AM

Well, scratch that now as Max Payne 3 has been bumped to May and I doubt Take-2 is going to have two huge releases in a single month..

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