Previously we have had rumors that the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto series could be coming out sometime this year. But today we have news that the GTA 5 release date could be January 2012, according to some reports coming out today.
An article by Tom Ivan over at Computerandvideogames is reporting that a German retailer called GameStop, has a listing for Grand theft Auto 5 which suggests the release date will be January 15 2012. This could mean that at the E3 Expo in June, Rockstar games could finally reveal the next installment of the franchise.
Last year there was some job ads posted which seemed to be for the game, and some people have suggested the title is well down the road in terms of development. Analyst Michael Pachter commented last year that the GTA 5 should be released by the final quarter of 2012 at the very latest.
Some of Rockstar’s most important people to do with the development of the game are out of contract during January 2012. Many fans would like to hear an official date for the game, but won’t be too pleased if they do have to wait until 2012 before the game hits the stores.
Will you be hoping that GTA 5 comes out before 2012?