Come December, it will be exactly one year since we saw that debut trailer for Grand Theft Auto V .

So wouldn't it make perfect sense to finally receive a finalized launch date in a few months time? It seems possible, as Rockstar's massive blockbuster will be featured in the December Game Informer issue, as editor Andy McNamara confirmed via Twitter .

"I’m about to make some of my haters very happy. In NYC, about to check out December’s cover game #GTAV."

I have suggested in the past that one of the reasons for the GTAV blackout is due to the fact that the game is being prepped for both current- and next-gen consoles. Some analysts have predicted that the game actually won't make its projected release window of Q1 2013, which would be bad news for publisher Take-Two; they predicted big numbers for their fiscal year. But whenever it arrives, and for whichever platforms, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be huge .

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

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Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

So this means a 2013 release date.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Maybe.

Qubex
Qubex
8 years ago

Well, I can't wait, whatever the date. I have been waiting ages for this and it will be my first step into the GTA world.

I hope it will be good!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

It will be interesting to learn if it is going across generations. What would we be talking on 360? 5 discs? I mean the map is supposed to be massive.

Anybody have any stats on how far back from release first time cover games are?

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
8 years ago

The map, character textures, pedestrian dialogue and physics engine codes would take up well over half a DVD, meaning that if the missions and side missions were to take up around 10GB of the whole game (a relatively close stimate I'm guessing) GTA V would have to be at least 3 discs on 360, maybe a 4th disc for multiplayer.

Blu-ray really did pay off in the end. Good gambling Sony!

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
8 years ago

This is the ONE game I am looking forward to most. Hearing that it is still nearly a year off makes me a sad panda.

Guess I'm just gonna have to try and finish my massive back catalogue of PC, PS3, 360 and Wii games while I wait for this behemoth of a game. I still need to finish:

Skyrim
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age II
Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Gran Turismo 5
Assassin's Creed 1, 2 and Brotherhood (prepare for AC3)
Littlebig Planet 2
Fallout 3 GOTY Ed.
Fallout New Vegas
Demon's Souls
Ratchet and Clank A Crack In Time
Lost Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles
Resident Evil (remake) Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Donkey Kong Country Returns
MGS HD Collection
MGS 4 (with trophies)
Mortal Kombat
Super Street Fighter IV
Rayman Origins
Halo Reach
Crysis 2
Starcraft 2
Battlefield 3
Borderlands
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Driver San Francisco
Farcry 2
Half Life 2 + all the episodes
and finally…
The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

So, by the time I get through these games in my spare time, I should be able to buy the GTA V PS4 Complete edition. 😛

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Backlogs that size are painful.

tlpn99
tlpn99
8 years ago

That's pretty much my list except minus the Wii/PC games and replace with the Vita games 😉


Last edited by tlpn99 on 10/12/2012 3:15:17 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

World,
I know…I get a hernia just looking at my backlog.

frylock25
frylock25
8 years ago

did you already play AC revelations? just wondering. it is worth playing.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
8 years ago

I rather it came out on current gen consoles.
We have'nt even got an e3 tech demo of ps4 or 720 hardware so i'd guess 2014 at least before we see a ps4,dont really care about xbox.

___________
___________
8 years ago

why would R* announce the release date in other publications magazine?
its just not them, i mean this is the company who does not turn up to E3 for crying out loud!
every time they have something to say they release it themselves, not go through someone else.
when they have a release date to share it will be through their terms, on their website!
not through a dead medium.

raptassassin
raptassassin
8 years ago

@mr.blankline
How dare u call video game magazine a dead medium. I still get video game magazines every month Playstation: The Official Magazine, XBox Official Magazine, Gameinformer & EGM . I trust my reviews from PTOM, OXM & GI rather then some random guy on a website who might of been paid off to give a good or bad review score on a game


Last edited by raptassassin on 10/12/2012 7:07:16 AM

___________
___________
8 years ago

right, so whats stopping from mag writers from being paid off too?
sorry dude, but theres more than 1 person in the world.
one guy buys something does not mean its stopped from being a dead medium.
why spend 5 bucks a month or whatever on the mag when you can go online and get all the info for free.
eh, as the saying goes a fool and his money are easily departed!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

Just a note: the debut trailer for GTA V dropped on November 2, 201, not December 😉

I'm more interested to see how what info drops on it in the magazine. Will we finally get a size estimate? First character details? Story themes? Hopefully not multiplayer details, who plays GTA for multiplayer, despite how fun it is? Sadly, the release date has no bearing on me, but maybe we'll get the word that either it, or an accompaniment, will be on the Vita. I'm officially excited to hit the web the day after December's issue of GI drops. Now, when is that?

slugga_status
slugga_status
8 years ago

Well..a release date is extremely important now..I didn't know they're making it for next-gen consoles as well..I may not want the PS3 version if the PS4 is lurking around the corner…definitely need more information on this..will be anxiously waiting for that edition in my mailbox now..

Jed
Jed
8 years ago

R* hasn't said anything about making GTAV for the the next gen systems. It's just speculation at this point.