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Submitted by SanMarco 672d ago | rumor

GTA 5 Release Date 2013: March 24 Launch Leaked By Microsoft.

The GTA 5 release date may be closer than we thought! According to a commenter on our own site, Microsoft has emailed "Grand Theft Auto" fans who pre-ordered the game, revealing that the GTA 5 release date is pegged for March 24. Read on for more news and info. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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KangarooSam  +   672d ago
Sweet.
My reaction:

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arturod  +   672d ago
end of march is the final Q4 2012 and this date is usually used for internal use. No official date!

hi folks
JhawkFootball06  +   672d ago
Please be true
irepbtown  +   671d ago
I have no clue when GTA V will be released, all I (we) know is it is Spring (which is official).
Now that means March, April or May.

Anyone can pluck out a number... However remember the rumors claiming spring release (March mainly) well before Rockstar announced it officially?

I hope for a March release, I just can't wait any longer. After that exams take over my life :(
inf3cted1  +   672d ago
March 23rd is a saturday and games never release on saturdays, its fake.
Dee_91  +   671d ago
I thought when you pre order a game it gets sent before the release?So march 26 might be the release date,23rd is just a shipping date for pre-orders and stores.
Hope its real
Cam977  +   672d ago
This is fake - when has a game ever released on a Saturday or Sunday dependent on where you are? Never.
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FunkMacNasty  +   672d ago
games never release on saturdays, but I wish they would.. that way working gamers like myself could hit the game store first thing saturday morning, and then spend all day saturday playing our game!! Would sure beat having to pick it up on a tuesday and only get to put in an hour or two until the weekend comes, and I actually have some time to myself.
gpturbo81  +   671d ago
donkey kong and mario galaxy released on a sunday
YourFlyness  +   671d ago
Japan and some Japanese developers (Nintendo) release on the weekend Because too many will call off from work to go buy the game
deafdani  +   671d ago
Nintendo release games and hardware on sundays almost all of the time. :P
DOMination-  +   671d ago
Who cares. It'll be out when its out. Probably April or may. Don't understand why people are so desperate. Whatever the date is, its still only a few months away!
Sandmano  +   671d ago
Its GTA, our desperation is warranted for once!
showtimefolks  +   671d ago
gta 5 will come out in april-may

2k already have games in march so i don't see take-two releasing their high profile titles in same month
MxRBrobaFett  +   671d ago
Lol @kangarooSam that was pretty hilarious
fermcr  +   671d ago
GTA 5 is going to be released on the 30th February 2013.
Walker  +   672d ago
Q2 2013 will be best Q ever with THE LAST OF US and GTA V .
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kriauciuniux  +   672d ago
March can't be true.Even spring 2013 is unlikely because R* games are ALWAYS delayed.And even microsoft isn't that retarded to reveal a date to a top blockbuster game like gta.
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danfry  +   672d ago
However, Microsoft are fecking clue bags though.
Lior  +   672d ago
You forget they have been working on GTA V since 2008
majiebeast  +   672d ago
No this would be incredibly stupid by 2K games from a business stand point. They would be sending Bioshock:Infinite to the slaughter house this way and that game doesnt deserve that.
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KMCROC54  +   672d ago
Take 2 0wns R* & GTA series, 2K is the sports subdivision of Take 2. Either way march is going to be a great time for games.
hazardman  +   672d ago
2K Sports is part of 2K Games, which is owned by Take Two, so they're not only working on sports games. Bioshock, Xcom, Darkness, and Borderlands are 2K games aswell. Just saying man seemed like you thought 2k only made sports games.
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RuleofOne343  +   672d ago
Dude think stuff out before you type it .

@hazardman luck you clarified cause I was going to be a tool about it.
TheModernKamikaze  +   672d ago
This I am excited~!
Red_Orange_Juice  +   672d ago
modern kamikaze, is that even a thing?
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TheModernKamikaze  +   671d ago
What is?
Flatbattery  +   672d ago
Result, if true, that's my pay day.
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shadowwizard  +   672d ago
Thank God it isn't May, I wouldn't have passed my exams. :-D
gillri  +   672d ago
what!? well ill be getting bioshock Infinite instead of GTAV then

im looking forward to GTAV but Bioshock Inifnite will take me somewhere I have never been before,
deadfrag  +   672d ago
Indeed +2!
shikamaroooo  +   672d ago
Read the article, its not really a leak, I'm assuming the person from Microsoft just assumed the date ?
SuperSonic266  +   672d ago
2 days before my birthday :)
matrixman92  +   672d ago
March 23rd is a saturday....games dont release on saturdays
WetN00dle69  +   672d ago
Some Wii and DS games released on Sundays. So anything is possible.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   672d ago
Oh sweet!! Only 261 days before my birthday in december. It's destiny! Early birthday present here I come!
i_da_pappy  +   672d ago
ummm the 24th is a Sunday. never heard of a game being released on that day.
3-4-5  +   672d ago
I have...but it's rare...
DasTier  +   672d ago
Im still guaranteed it will release in May 2013. Simply follows the pattern of previous major R* games.
Y_5150  +   672d ago
Please this date!!!!! SOONER THE BETTER!!!
pr0digyZA  +   672d ago
To be honest this game could sell whenever and it would still smash records. If it came out tomorrow people would spread the word.

Anyway would be awesome if true.
EliteDave93  +   672d ago
Oh man, I sure hope this is true.
danfry  +   672d ago
This is just absolute b/s! 24th March is on a Sunday for a start.
XXXL  +   672d ago
Pure bullshit
FarCryLover182  +   672d ago
Yeah, ok...
007Bond  +   672d ago
I really want to know if there is going to be a required install for 360 and if so how much gigs? or will it just have multiple discs? Rockstar needs to answer this
spudly12  +   671d ago
They are making 2 or 3 discs, most likely 3 for the size of the game......
007Bond  +   671d ago
ok thanks dude
Plagasx  +   672d ago
This is NOT happening people. They would never release a game like GTA V alongside another one of their big games, Bioshock Infinite.

It's suicide for the game's sales.
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darthdusty  +   672d ago
Seems people are disagreeing with you just because they don't like that the news is fake. It's fake, Rockstar always launches their game in May, it's been that way for the majority of this generation and judging by their strong sales figures, it'll stay that way.
Kennytaur  +   672d ago
Nope, that's just two months away. There would have been an announcement already.
teedogg80  +   672d ago
I agree. If it was coming in March R* would have announced it. And March 24 is on a Sunday.
darthdusty  +   672d ago
When did it become okay to report on comments made by ordinary people? Seriously, anybody could say that GTA V is releasing in March and somebody would report on it. Hey guys what guys, Shenmue III is finally being released during the third week of August this year, and it's okay to report that because I'm about to post it as a comment somewhere on the Internet. Maybe after that, I'll send an e-mail to IGN and tell them that a sequel to LA Noire, Gettysburg Noire is being slated for release next year and it'll focus on the Lincoln assassination. Seriously, reporting news from unconfirmed sources IS NOT OKAY.
KwietStorm  +   672d ago
Cmon man, this is N4G. If the wind blows due east tomorrow, someone will report that the PS4 will release on ________.
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Hdz54  +   672d ago
There's no way it comes out in two months. Huge games like GTA need at least 3-4 months for marketing and building the hype train. I expect this game to come out in mid-May just like their last three releases (Max Payne, LA Noire, RDR).
Super Taru  +   671d ago
Exactly! I mean, isn't it obvious? I've been saying this since Summer that it can't be any of those months other than May.

As other people stated above, they would be nuts to release it on the last month of the fiscal year. It just doesn't make sense from a business standpoint view. And as you've said, they wouldn't have enough time to promote their game for like 2 months; at least as Rockstar usually does.
Hdz54  +   671d ago
Yeah, a lot of stories and posters on here lack common sense and logic. Just looking at facts and historic trends, if you are to guess a release date all signs point to mid May (probably May 21st)

1. As I said earlier, the last three releases from R* have all come out on the third Tuesday of May.
2. Take-Two, R*'s parent company is releasing Bioshock Infinite on March 26. There's no way they'd release GTA5 the same week.
3. E3 is in June and it is widely speculated that next gen consoles will be officially announced then. Hence why all publishers are scrambling to release their current gen games prior to then.
JohnApocalypse  +   672d ago
That is a Sunday
bunfighterii  +   672d ago
I reckon it'll come out August/ September
Hdz54  +   671d ago
Nope
KingKevo  +   672d ago
Yeah, the game is gonna come out on a Sunday. If people wanna fake such a story, they should at least take the time to look for a Tuesday date. Im still expecting it to release on April 23. or 30..
0pie  +   671d ago
it seem to be a lil bit early for a game like gta5. Im sure its more a place holde more than the official release date.

There is only 1 teaser and 1 trailer released. This kind of game actually have a big marketing camapagn behind and it only leave 2 month for the marketing camapagn, so at the end i highly doubt its the release date.
ajax17  +   671d ago
I wish this was true! It'd come just in time for my birthday! Of course this is most likely not the release date. Seems way too early.
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