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GTA V reality check for release

When it comes to the Grand Theft Auto 5 release date the biggest debate taking place is not what month the launch will fall in, but rather the year we are likely to see GTA V release. There are still a large number of people hoping the game will see a 2012 launch, although this is extremely unlikely considering we have just a few months to go and there is no sign from retailers or even Rockstar.

Some people need a reality check when it comes to the release of GTA V, and this is especially true with some of the latest rumors and so-called news leaking online within the last week. We noticed a GTA V related video that had been published this time last week and we decided to give it a miss considering the lack of authenticity, but feel compelled to report this news considering the growing number of gamers seeing this as confirmation that the next Grand Theft Auto will arrive in the next few weeks.

You can watch the video below that claims GTA V is in the last “phase of development“, and also sources this information from an official Rockstar support website after one fan tried to suggest an idea for the games development. Most gamers understand that GTA V would be nearing completion by now considering it has likely been in development for a number of years, although the majority of fans understand that this year is almost certainly not going to happen.

The video creator gets a few things wrong and also some other gaming blogs seem to think there is a beta planned, which will not happen considering this had already been confirmed in an official Rockstar Q&A earlier this year. Rockstar explained that any claims of a test for GTA 5 is likely a scam and should not be trusted.

What should Rockstar do for fans this year when it comes to GTA 5? The consensus among gamers is that we’ll see another trailer, about time considering the gap since the first one, and more screenshots but sadly it also looks like the teasing seen with the Epsilon Program will continue right up to the likely Spring 2013 release date. It would be nice to see some gameplay in the next GTA 5 trailer, and some hints towards features that we should expect in the game like car customization.

Do you still expect GTA 5 to release this year, or have you finally accepted 2013 as the launch year? If you want to see something fun, made by a fan, then you can see BF3 crossed with the GTA 5 trailer here, although most news hungry gamers would have already seen it.

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