Pachter: GTAV Might Ship On October 23
Most believe we won't see Grand Theft Auto V until 2013, but recent evidence has hinted at a fall 2012 launch.
The latest to support the idea is Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, who in speaking on the latest episode of GameTrailers TV said Rockstar's hotly anticipated blockbuster will ship on October 23. If true, the fall just got crazier.
He acknowledged it was too close to Take-Two's Bioshock Infinite, which is slated to release on October 16, but he added that he doesn't think Rockstar cares much. However, it would have to compete with quite a few high-profile titles in that span of time; Assassin's Creed III launches on October 30, Halo 4 is set for November 6, and it's now very likely that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will hit store shelves on November 13. That's quite the lineup.
We might learn more about GTAV at this year's E3, because Pachter says he thinks Rockstar likes to "steal the thunder from everybody else." There's no doubt that the new GTA will be gigantic, but can it survive releasing in the midst of the busiest part of the year...? Well, of course it'll "survive;" the only question is sales potential when up against CoD and Halo...
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V
4/28/2012 8:59:41 AM Ben Dutka