Most were expecting Rockstar to show off Grand Theft Auto V at E3 this year, even if the game wouldn't arrive until 2013.

Or maybe they'd announce the next Red Dead or the long-rumored Bully sequel. Either way, nobody really thought the developer would miss E3 2012 entirely , but they're mysteriously absent from the list of exhibitors for the upcoming event.

But wait…it isn't "mysterious" at all, really. Rockstar basically never shows up at E3, although we're not really sure why. Then again, Take-Two Interactive, the company set to publish GTAV and other Rockstar titles, will indeed be at E3, so maybe that's all we need to know. Still, we wish we understood why Rockstar seems to avoid this event; we have heard developers say preparing for such things takes time away from development, so that could be the reason. Or maybe they just don't want to get the hype train rolling prematurely.

Whatever the reason, we're just hoping to hear more news on whatever they're working on…soon.

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Sir Shak
Sir Shak
8 years ago

GTA V will almost certainly have a reveal at one of the conferences, or at least a trailer. And now that Bioshock Infinite has been delayed, I have a feeling this might get a November release.

bebestorm
bebestorm
8 years ago

I somewhat agree with Michael Pachter said Rockstar is too cool show up
@E3. Overall E3 really isnt as exciting as it use to be long ago.

friction
friction
8 years ago

I thought they stopped attending e3 because they wanted to host their own convention with all their most popular titles, red dead, gta, max payne, ect

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

So they said last year, and then no such thing took place.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Definitely a hoity toity operation. Boo.

karneli lll
karneli lll
8 years ago

Maybe Gta V will make an appearance at the sony booth?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

R* once said that they don't need E3, if I remember rightly, and they're correct on that. Every game that they make goes gangbusters. They don't really need to compete with the spectacle that other publishers bring.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
8 years ago

Not really surprising. Rockstar has a history of not attending E3. They really don't need the hoopla either…there games will sell regardless.

___________
___________
8 years ago

only reason why i hate R*!
there the only company out there that announces a game then makes you wait months to ever see it again!

frylock25
frylock25
8 years ago

um what? square-enix has made us wait YEARS for anything about versus xviii. not really sure what the hell your talking about. plenty of companies do this.


Last edited by frylock25 on 5/14/2012 8:25:49 AM

___________
___________
8 years ago

sorry 1 game out of the thousands they have announced!
ok let me rephrase that since your going to be so anal retentive.
R* are the only company that CONSTANTLY announces games and makes you wait months to ever see it again!
happy?