GTA V release date may fall on tenth Vice City anniversary

By Alan Ng - Apr 10, 2012

We have the latest whispers on Grand Theft Auto V to share with you now, and again it provides conflicting reports about the release of the game since we are still no closer to knowing if the game will be a 2012 or 2013 release.

We last told you about some very interesting rumors towards the end of last month, which suggested that the main character of the game would be Albert de Silva, online multiplayer would have support for 32 players and that Rockstar were making GTA V a 2013 release instead of this year.

That information was apparently disclosed by an ex-Rockstar employee, but now we have heard from a Rockstar animator who is working on the game, that GTA V is actually still on course for a release in 2012 and that Rockstar are aiming for an October release. The October date was posted on the animator’s CV and LinkedIn profiles, but as you can imagine they have both been removed already.

If you’re interested in seeing a screenshot of the removed CV though, you can check it out for yourself courtesy of Joystiq here – it seems legit to us, especially given the speed in which the information was taken down.

Obviously Rockstar has not commented on this, or the animator in question. However, we have a feeling that this may well turn out to be true, for one big reason. Some of you may not be aware of this, but October 1st is actually the tenth anniversary of the release of the classic GTA: Vice City game, which released back in 2002.

A tenth anniversary is a pretty big deal for arguably the best game in the franchise’s history, and what better way to acknowledge this, by releasing GTA V, a game which looks a lot similar to Vice City, on the very same date. After initially fearing a 2013 release for the game, we would now say that E3 2012 could be the moment when Rockstar decide to unveil the game fully.

Does this make sense to you as well, or do you still think that the game will release in 2013 instead?

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