If you're one of those people who love the holidays, and you're on the lookout for presents (for yourself) as of Memorial Day, one game should be on your list:

Grand Theft Auto V .

The pieces are starting to come together. Take-Two has predicted quite the successful fiscal year and as a result, several industry analysts – including Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter – are saying such a prediction can't come true without the launch of a major blockbuster title.

Pachter said the publisher's guidance is flat-out "unattainable" without something so huge, and Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian has added that GTAV will ship in the next year. This means we can expect the hotly anticipated title before March 31, 2013, when Take-Two's fiscal year ends. On top of which, a NeoGAF forumite has pounced on a Xbox Support Twitter update (since deleted) that said GTAV would launch "later this year."

So maybe it's inevitable. Then again, maybe Take-Two wants the late winter or early spring all to themselves; if you remember, GTAIV released in April.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

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faraga
faraga
8 years ago

Max Payne isn't big enough?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

Of course not…why would you ever think so?

Shams
Shams
8 years ago

If R* just declared a loss, now might just be better time than ever to invest in some stock (not sure whether with Take-Two or R*) with massive GTAV sales on the horizon.

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8 years ago

games already sold 3M units and its only been out a week!
ok it may not be GTAV numbers but come on its no slouch!

PHOENIXZERO
PHOENIXZERO
8 years ago

October says "hi".

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
8 years ago

It would make sense. E3 would be the perfect time to show it off and announce a holiday release date.

556pineapple
556pineapple
8 years ago

I've been playing Episodes from Liberty City (thank's for the discount, PS+) and as a result, I am super-psyched for this game. San Andreas was my favorite location, so the fact that we're returning to it, even if it's just Los Santos, has me pumped.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I just can't see it happening in 2012, it can still easily hit the fiscal year though.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
8 years ago

tuesday may 14th 2013.

just look at R* history the last 3 years. Red dead. LA Noire. max 3 all mid may.

i'd love to see it this fall but i just can't see it. especially with max just releasing.

dkmrules
dkmrules
8 years ago

This is going to be epic.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
8 years ago

done, already on my wishlist.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
8 years ago

I'm expecting a mid-March release date.

Max Payne 3 can't be the only thing Rockstar release this fiscal year. Sure, it's a great game, and a pretty big title, but it's not a mammoth release like a brand new GTA title.

Since we've only got the 1 trailer so far, I'm calling it a bit of a stretch seeing GTA V release in 2012. It might come early December, but a March 2013 release seems far more likely, especially with Rockstar wanting time to polish GTA to near perfection.

karneli lll
karneli lll
8 years ago

I hope it comes this year and with devs pushing their games to next year it might be the case. I doubt anyone wants to go head to head with gta. Bioshock would get massive exposure if they included a demo of it in gta.

Qubex
Qubex
8 years ago

Definitely looking forward to this game, and it will be a day 1 purchase for me…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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8 years ago

it will be out in march!
no freaking way in hell its releasing this year!
just because infinite got delayed everyones running around with their crystal balls over their head!
if GTAV is out this year ill eat my hat!

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
8 years ago

now i really hope its out this year xD