Conti denies GTA V release date hints

By Daniel Chubb - Jul 18, 2012

The golden egg when it comes to Grand Theft Auto 5 is the release date and at the time of writing the launch month isn’t even known, let alone an exact date. This has created some desperation for GTA V news and most of us would take just about anything right now, so hunting Twitter for answers is something news reporters and gamers do on a daily basis. Within the last 24 hours we heard from Rockstar’s Dan Conti, although some gamers might take what he said out of perspective.

For those of our readers that don’t know – Dan. C is a programmer for Rockstar, which he recently confirmed on his Twitter account around 11 hours ago, although he also tweeted about the release of GTA V among other things. When one gamer said he couldn’t wait for GTA V, Dan. C replied that the game would be “worth it” and even if it took another 5 years it would still be worth it. This made some gamers question if the release date could be even longer than first thought, and when Dan. C had been asked if GTA 5 is coming “current gen xbox“, he replied “can’t comment on that“.

You can imagine how this made some people think bad things about the launch of the next Grand Theft Auto game, but he did mention later that the game wouldn’t take another 5 years. While it seems that some gamers have taken this out of perspective, we still think the game is coming in early 2013 and Dan. C said to keep an eye on the newswire. He also explained that his job is not limited to programming and everyone has many different tasks, and later played down rumors that he had been giving release date hints for GTA V. Do you keep track of Twitter accounts for those working on Grand Theft Auto V, and would you rather developers kept silent unless they had an actual date?

When do you expect the game to launch, and do you think Microsoft will try and put money up for exclusive content?

Update: Rockstar has confirmed the Twitter account is a fake and iTalkVideoGames has now been taken offline.

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