Submitted by skyward 1302d ago | news

GTA 5: 2013 Release Date Predicted By Euro-Retailers

NowGamer: The next Grand Theft Auto could be over a year away if retailer placeholder dates are anything to go by. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto V, Industry, PC, PS3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360)

TimmyShire  +   1302d ago
I don't believe tbh.

I won't believe it.

iamnsuperman  +   1302d ago
Your right not to. 2013 is far enough away to push back and bring the date forward without major problems but close enough to get some pre-orders. Just the stores trying to get early pre-orders
scotchmouth  +   1302d ago
Place holders would have had max payne 3 at an aug 2011 release date. Place holders as the above poster mentioned serve for collecting preorder money.
Feckles  +   1302d ago
It has to be 2012.

26 October is where my money is.
Crazyglues  +   1301d ago
my money is on May, if you listen to the conference call Rockstar had for their stock holders, the two top guys have been working on the game for awhile now..

They even said they were looking at an early 2012 launch to be reflected in the Q3 earnings..

for that to happen the game would have to come out around May so I'm going to go with May..

October would just be too far, and would be really crazy to release the trailer so far from launch.

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MariaHelFutura  +   1302d ago
R* doesn't ever show GTAs teasers until they are almost done the game (which is great IMO). This one should be NO different. 6-8 months, IMO.
fastrez  +   1302d ago
I'm happy to wait for a game of this status.Any wait will be more than worth it imo.
Boody-Bandit  +   1302d ago
After GTAIV I peronally wouldn't call it a "game of this status" any more. Sorry but I think that game was a huge step backwards for the franchise and arguably the most over rated game this generation.

If anything I am holding off any and all hype until we have a lot more information about this iteration in the series.

This is just my opinion of course but feel I'm not in the minority on this.
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FunkMacNasty  +   1302d ago
I don't think GTA IV was a huge step backward for Rockstar, because where else could they go with the franchise? To me GTA IV is the GTA game where rockstar truly came into their own with a mature narrative and a gritty portrayal of organized crime and it's personal consequences for the games's protagonist. I felt that they were able to effectively combine that dark, gritty story and narrative element with their trademark toungue-in-cheek satire of modern western culture. I've always been a fan of the GTA series for it's unparalleled open-world action and exploration, but GTA IV was the first game where I actually felt invested in the story's characters.

I am aware that the tone and realism of GTA IV was not a hit with everyone, and Rockstar's execution certainly wasn't flawless, but if they can find a way to trim some of the fat (like constant phone calls to go on social outings with friends/love interests), and add some of the elements that made the previous San Andreas game so much fun (like the customization and RPG elements) I think GTA V can be the game that bridges the gap between the ps2 era GTA's and GTAIV.
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vortis  +   1301d ago
I just wanted to add that MacNasty's comment is right on.

I know a lot of 14 year old N4G trolls would rather hump hookers and kill them in the back of a police car but I liked that they took a more mature approach with GTA IV. It's an exceptionally well-made game with a gritty and engaging atmosphere.

That's not to mention that anything worth complaining about in the main game was easily and effectively remedied with the DLC, which I thought was fantastically executed.

GTA V is worth the wait and I'd rather Rockstar do all that they can to make the game as fun and diverse as possible while also having a polished, well-told story and gameplay.
LiamIRL82  +   1302d ago
The way I see it is Rockstar released GTA 4 in April, RDR in May and LA Noire in May so I would guess a May release. Like MariaHelFutura said Rockstar don't announce games until they are nearly finished.
BattleTorn  +   1302d ago
Their also known to have short marketing campaigns.

6-8 months.
Plagasx  +   1302d ago
No way. 2012 for sure.
MaideninBlack  +   1302d ago
I can see a 2013 release. RockStar didn't have it listed in their previous earnings report.
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BattleTorn  +   1302d ago
Hahaha. It's exactly what they DID have in their last financial conference. They predicted a 2point increase.

Which analyst figured could only be done with a new GTA release.

That was in their 2012 fiscal report; which starts ~april 2012, and ends March 2013.

Google it.
Johandevries  +   1302d ago
Maybe it's gonna be 2013 for PC
vicheous  +   1302d ago
Gamezone.no witch is mentioned in the article just told me on FB that it was a type they mean it's 2012 ;-)
seanpitt23  +   1302d ago
I think Q3 TO Q4 2012 any later than that dosnt seem pratical because the next generation consoles are coming late next year i would personally want it on ps4 or nextbox if it comes out any later than this year.
Rampaged Death  +   1302d ago
2012 ..... We must believe in 2012 !
SolidGear3  +   1302d ago
The only way I'll come close to this boring, overhyped, driving sim (since all you do most of the time is drive) is if it takes notes from L.A. Noire, which was brilliant to me.
Psychotica  +   1302d ago
Please be out this spring...
Lior  +   1301d ago
Has everyone forgot max Payne 3 is out in march MAX PAYNE 3 honestly I don't care if It got pushed back as long as max payne 3 is out this year I highly doubt rock star will bring 2 triple AAA titles in the same year
vortis  +   1301d ago
Totally agreed.

It's also financial suicide to release GTA V two months after Max Payne 3. That's completely idiotic especially considering that they cater to the exact same demographic.

No, I suspect they'll space out GTA V quite a bit so that they can milk MP3 of any DLC and whatnot. Only an idiot would release two AAA games within a two month span.
hahahaah  +   1300d ago
if it came out in 2013 i wouldn't even care about it anymore

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