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Grand Theft Auto V is Coming Spring 2013 [Official]

Rockstar writes:

Today, we're proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide spring 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Update R*:
"Hey guys, glad to see so much enthusiasm about the release announcement. For those asking about the PC platform, we're currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don't have any details to share about a PC version at this time."

Credit url: gematsu.com
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nrvalleytime  +   1123d ago
And so it begins. Cannot wait for this game.
Jamzluminati  +   1123d ago
The embargo will commence today :)

Peppino7  +   1123d ago
This is one game that no matter how many sequels come out... people are generally happy and eager for its release. I'm pretty happy about this news. Hope to see some shots of the game.
jammy_70  +   1123d ago
Spring 2013 I though this was obvious months ago, just hope the world don't end!!!
CraigandDayDay  +   1123d ago
Cannot wait to play this game, guys!!!

I've been excited ever since I heard it was going to be set in the San Andreas area again. I hope it's every bit as fun as that was.
ChrisGTR1  +   1123d ago
if theres anything ive learned in the current gen of consoles is to never EVER believe R* when it comes to a release date. every game theyve released has been delayed multiple times. max payne 3 , la noire, gta4, agent, episodes of gta4, red dead redemption,midnight club. i dont tihnk theres a single game thats been released when they say itll be released.
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ape007  +   1123d ago
gta FTW
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ShoryukenII  +   1122d ago
It wasn't obvious at all. It would match with their recent release patterns but we still haven't seen a single thing about the game since the trailer last year (those screenshots do not count). This is actually very surprising to me (well, I knew from the poster the other day).
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ShoryukenII  +   1122d ago
It wasn't obvious at all. It would match with their recent release patterns but we still haven't seen a single thing about the game since the trailer last year (those screenshots do not count). This is actually very surprising to me (well, I knew from the poster the other day).
SolidStoner  +   1122d ago
This is one of my favorite games!
cant wait for GTA style game play, cars, philosophy and high level jokes!
1st day it come out I will be high and play it with some of those rastafarian radio stations! :)
irepbtown  +   1122d ago
I just want to ride a BMX...

#I should also add, remember the rumours that GTA V would release in March?
Seems very realistic now, doesn't it?

#Does it say 'iFruit' on the Girl's phone?
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Pushagree  +   1123d ago
Just as I thought. May it is just like the rest of the games they release.

Edit:And it's not on the Wii U! Thank god for that.
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Marcello  +   1123d ago
Yea i had thought this too, Rockstar seem to want to rls 1 game year around May. If you go by the last few years
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gta2800  +   1123d ago
Every single GTA game came out in October though. I remember this very well cause my birthday is on October 31st and GTA games were always at the top of my birthday list. Only GTA game I recall not releasing October was GTA 4 which released in Spring, sometime around April if I remember correctly so it seems Spring is the new season for GTA games.
No FanS Land  +   1123d ago
true, I remeber GTA: SA being out on oct. 20th or 26th 2004.
Neonridr  +   1123d ago
what would be so wrong with it being on the Wii U?
FriedGoat  +   1123d ago
because Shigsy would be sat in tears at the violence with a big stupid controller in hand.
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BushLitter  +   1123d ago
GTAIV was released 28th April. I remember this coz I made up a stupid jingle, singing the date all every damn day till release. It went something like this: "April 28th, April 28th, Aaappprrrilll 28th" :P
wastedcells  +   1123d ago
They pretty much switched to spring releases this gen. It's been consistent.
ape007  +   1123d ago

shigssy what?, lol manhunt 2 was released on wii and it's more sick and violent than any gta game ever, plus watch that zombie u debut CG trailer, very disturbing
-GametimeUK-  +   1123d ago
Indeed it does begin. This is the only GTA Release Date article that should have been up on N4G for months. I have no idea how so many false release date articles have been at the top of my N4G page when there had been no official announcement.

Oh, well! This is the real deal and I'm excited.

Finally I don't have to see a bunch of idiots get excited over unofficial dates.
nrvalleytime  +   1123d ago
Well said. It's not easy simply speculating about the release date, but this will keep things quiet around here for some time.

Until the inevitable first review articles show up.
gta2800  +   1123d ago
If a certain video game was air to a gamer, the Grand Theft Auto franchise would be my air.
farhad2k8  +   1123d ago
Brace your selves.

Thank fuck they've announced SOMETHING, I've been dying all these days without answers from Rockstar!
Mocat  +   1123d ago
Am i the only one that trying to figure out how that chick took a picture of her self
(and i now its not real but still wtf!!)
beerkeg  +   1123d ago
Front camera, I've got one on my phone.
sourav93  +   1123d ago
Awesome_Gamer  +   1123d ago
Everyone i know is talking about, me included obviously, it's trending on twitter too, literally everyone i know is talking about GTA V and completely forgot about BO2/AC3, can't wait!.
BushLitter  +   1123d ago
Excited that its coming out so soon, but slightly worried that it's releasing for current gen consoles.
dboyc310  +   1123d ago
Looks like it will be taking place in LA. That chick seems to be in Santa Monica beach. Gotta love Cali girls XD Psyched!!!
TENTONGUN  +   1123d ago
gta ftw. good times
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Jinkies  +   1123d ago
I wonder if she's the official girl for the game, you know how theres always been that one girl for each GTA promotional poster material and box art

Does anyone think theres a chance they will include more cities and announce them closer to release like they did with GTA SA. It can't be as big as they say and only includes LS and the left hand side country side, I know the map will obviously be differnt from GTA SA but GTA4s Liberty City still resembled the city from GTA3 with newly added places.
geddesmond  +   1123d ago
Spring is looking to be a monster time of the year for gaming. GOW:A, Dead Space 3, GTA5!! Bye Bye summer
showtimefolks  +   1123d ago
will pre order when there is a limited edition that is announced. GTA 5 limited edition needs to be for ballers

yeah i said it lol

anyway like millions of other gamers day one for sure can't wait to find out more info in gameinformer's issues
onyoursistersback  +   1123d ago
"cant wait"

and where are the bull 5hiters saying it was coming out this year?!? Pachter,
mafiahajeri  +   1123d ago
WOW this is HUGE!! March PLEASE!!
MattyG  +   1123d ago
Noooo, during February vacation please! haha but yeah it'll probably be march.
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crimsonfox  +   1123d ago
I will weep if it's after March. Although I'm happy knowing it's coming soon and that it will infact be the hottest thing since sliced bread. GTA V...If you were a man...I'd French kiss you like a madman
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MattyG  +   1123d ago
@crimsonfox you'd kiss it if it were a man? What about a woman?
crimsonfox  +   1123d ago
If it were a woman id demand a sex change
wastedcells  +   1123d ago
Won't be February cause bioshock comes out then. Same company.
waltercross  +   1122d ago

It could be Febuary. Bioshock and GTA are two very different games. But I predict Early April.
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JKelloggs  +   1123d ago
I reckon April, seeing as GTA4 came out in April

But lets hope for March!
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1123d ago
Makes sense, but the earlier the better!
AmkOwns  +   1123d ago
Finally no more stupid rumors
Lulz_Boat  +   1123d ago
WildStyles  +   1123d ago
Thank freaking god we can enjoy this on regular consoles.
JKelloggs  +   1123d ago
What exactly are "regular consoles"?

I've never heard of an irregular console...
waltercross  +   1122d ago
"I've never heard of an irregular console"

The Wii and the PC. LOL :P
Vandamme21  +   1123d ago
I'll be getting this game
FlameHawk  +   1123d ago
Finally! I really hope it is more similar to SA then IV.
Pintheshadows  +   1123d ago
Hells to the yes!

Can't wait for the GI reveal.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1123d ago
I'd jack off, but I'm on a masturbation hiatus at the moment.
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xchamp  +   1123d ago
No PC Love
coolmaster  +   1123d ago
This sucks ass...
Eyeco  +   1123d ago
It's obviously gonna come to the PC eventually , i've noticed that after a few years of the PC release the latter is usually the best, the crazy shit that people have accomplished is amazing GTA 4 ICENHANCER looks stunning , also GTA San Andreas with GTA 4graphics looks nuts
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1123d ago
Rockstar and Take Two aren't fools. They are going to release it on the PC eventually but not now. It would be foolish for them to release it on PC the same day as consoles because they would miss out on a good portion of sales due to piracy. They want to maximize profit by releasing it on consoles first in order to minimize piracy of their game. Once they feel confident in the amount copies they have sold then the PC will get their love.
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DarkBlood  +   1123d ago
awww man not coming to the wiiU alrighty then ps3 version recomfirmed dayone for me lol
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1123d ago
Well at least there is a time frame now.
nrvalleytime  +   1123d ago
Parappa  +   1123d ago
Not on PC so I couldn't care less. When they announce it for PC then I'll start to care because PC can make it's own exclusive content in the form of mods.

Don't have high hopes for this anyway since GTA4 sucked. The older GTAs were more fun.
gta2800  +   1123d ago
Doubt it. I agree that GTA IV was the weakest in the series but judging by the Trailer that has been out for a while, 5 might be miles ahead of 4. It might be on the same level of San Andreas.
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waltercross  +   1122d ago
Why do people dislike GTA4 so much? I passed it and I still play it to shoot people, drive the cars etc. The Multiplayer should have been better though, but over all I think GTA4 was good.
Rampaged Death  +   1123d ago
Yes ! Now can we get a new trailer please.
ExplicitG  +   1123d ago
Finally! Now N4G won't be full of release date rumors everyday.
coolmaster  +   1123d ago
PC is not mentioned? Cool, Rockstar Games. That's very cool. Thanks. I have been waiting for this masterpiece to come out on PC simultaneously with consoles so damn hard...It was the LAST drop of respect for you (IV's awful port doesn't even count). Oh, now I get what the "Pursuit of the almighty dollar" slogan meant...You are the best game developers in the industry but you have just became too damn greedy. There are MILLIONS of PC gamers all around the world who would BUY this game...Don't even dare to speak of PC gaming piracy. This was THE LAST DROP.
Oh, if I was too emotional, excuse me. This news was the deepest disappointment in several months...
Remember San Andreas and millions of mods for it? THAT was GOOD.
I'll be just HAPPY if R* releases PC version actually. PC gaming is not dead yet. Period.
SJPFTW  +   1123d ago
LOL first world problems. you should probably go out more... lol
GrahamGolden  +   1123d ago
there are more consoles players worldwide
Every single mutliplatform game sell 4to1 more on consoles so no wonder rockstar dont give a fck about you.

I am so glad its not coming for pc...another proof that like it or not the console industry in terms of GAMING only ---->PC and always happy to see elitist pc nerds crying and rage.

Go back to your DOTA games buddy we consoles gamers are prepared to embrace GTA5

PS3 version baby here i come.
oO also glad it is not coming for the wiiUpgrade...miyamoto wouldnt allow such a game for his hello kiity console hahahahahahaha
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Sarobi  +   1122d ago
"I am so glad its not coming for pc"
You aren't a gamer, you are a corporate puppet.
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waltercross  +   1122d ago
Not everyone has a nice powerful PC, so I figure Rockstar realizes that.
Norrison  +   1117d ago
You're no different than the "elitist pc nerds crying and rage" you're pretty much a sony whore that keeps talking bullshit, the PC sales of most games don't look good because those are only RETAIL sales, most of the PC sales are DIGITAL sales, btw theres more PC gamers than xbox 360 and PS3 gamers.
And a PC version is already confirmed, so the jokes on you.
The_Infected  +   1123d ago
Awesome! Can't wait! The only thing is the game is launching pretty close to next gen consoles if they come out in 2013 during the Holidays. That's pushing it. Man if this was a next gen launch title that would've pushed tons of next gen consoles. Anyways i can't wait to see some amazing game play.
Outsider-G  +   1123d ago
Better to have it confirmed by the Rockstar themselves. Looks like the place I pre-ordered from was right about the release date window. Pretty sure the store was notified because they had a deal going on and it was valid Feb 1st to May 31.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1123d ago
So after announcing the game a year ago exactly, it took them this long to announce its coming next year?

Leave it to RockStar to to stir confusion with its fans.

Spring is gonna be a heavy part of the year with TombRaider, GOW, GoW and now GTA 5 spring will be a slaughter fest.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1123d ago
Awesome, hopefully new trailer at the VGAs or just a new trailer soon.
Oldman100  +   1123d ago
Lol at the logo on the smart phone. Gotta love Rockstar's sexual innuendos.
Neonridr  +   1123d ago
Sucks that it's currently not announced for the Wii U or PC. I guess I will probably get it for the 360 then when it comes out. Although "Spring" is a long time away, and who knows if they have plans to release a Wii U version like 6 months down the road. Maybe they want to wait to see how many millions of Wii U consoles are sold before xmas to help make up their minds..
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claud3  +   1123d ago
So there you go... I admit I was completely wrong and I accept I misjudged this and other articles
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tallkidoPL  +   1123d ago
Another developer making games for consolols not pc...
AzaziL  +   1123d ago
I hate it too but it's business, they go where the money flows.
violents  +   1123d ago
they didn't say they weren't making it for PC they just said they didn't have anything to say about it right now. Stop crying and either be patient or buy a console.
AzaziL  +   1123d ago
It's guaranteed to be on PC's, but we'll have to wait till Winter 13 instead of Spring. Oh well, been playing it on consoles first since III anyways.
YodaCracker  +   1123d ago
GTA IV remains my favorite game of all time to this day. I can't wait for Spring 2013!
violents  +   1123d ago
if you liked 4 you should play san adreas or vice city, IMO both of those were way better, but I did like 4 as well.
BananaEatingSquid  +   1123d ago
Trailer? :)
OneAboveAll  +   1123d ago
The girl in the photo looks a lot like Yvonne Strahovski. *Borat Voice* VERRY NICE! GREAT SUCCESS!
Prcko  +   1123d ago
bad graphics,gonna w8 for pc
barb_wire  +   1123d ago
"from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean."

submarines in this game?

would be freaking awesome!
MasterD919  +   1123d ago
Already had it pre-ordered for months...

Wake me up when we get there.
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