The flurry of Grand Theft Auto 5 screens had been a nice tease for fans of the franchise, but the silence since is not welcoming and it is hoped that another GTA V trailer would land soon considering the prolonged wait since the last one. The viral marketing, new images, and other information had led some people to believe a release date would at least be announced soon, but nothing has come to light and some gamers are starting to get frustrated again.
There have been a number of fake rumors appearing online and this most recently included an apparent GTA V release date, which pointed to a launch in 2012 and while we, as well as others, explained that this is almost certainly not going to happen, some fans still have faith that a release could happen within the next few weeks.
GTA V falls within two release windows – if the next Grand Theft Auto did land this year it would have to be between October and December, although this window is already full with some massive titles releasing. Rockstar might prefer to launch after Christmas with less competition, although with that said we’re sure the majority of gamers would see GTA V as a game that has no competition. If this is the case then Rockstar could choose a launch for any month and it would sell just as good.
The second window for GTA 5 to release would be between March and May next year, although if it comes down to when is best for Take-Two’s finances then the game would need to release before April. We touched on the bad financial results for Take-Two in a previous article, and worryingly this shows that there’s a lot riding on GTA 5 and without it some analysts believe the company would be in serious trouble.
Are you still hoping for GTA 5 to release this year? In our opinion these wishes are never going to see the light of day, and considering we’re about to move into the last quarter of 2012 and no retailer has heard anything, or staying very silent about it, then you can count this year out for GTA 5 launching.
One thing we are sure about and that is how smart Rockstar are when it comes to the release of GTA 5, and their silence builds a lot of hype that directly benefits the brand and their next GTA game. This silence has left gamers looking for two of the most important bits of GTA 5 information, and that’s a release date and when they can pre-order. At the time of writing Rockstar is still silent on these facts.
You can read about possible 64 player multiplayer PC support in an earlier article, although this would mean only 32 players on PS3 and Xbox 360. Would you like to see this feature?