GTA V significant push

By Daniel Chubb - Aug 24, 2012

There has been a significant push in the marketing of Grand Theft Auto 5 within the last couple of weeks, which has led some people to think about the possibility of GTA V seeing a release date this year, although this very idea has been rejected by a number of analysts. While it’s unlikely for a launch in 2012, the ramping up of GTA V news is certainly a sign for something solid soon and more attention being placed on the games promotion.

We explained a couple of weeks ago that some gamers needed a reality check when it comes to the GTA V release date, and those hoping for a launch this year are going to be disappointed. This viewpoint has been backed by Jesse Divnich, an EEDAR analyst, and they feel that a launch this year would not be in the “realm of possibility“. This hasn’t stopped Rockstar from teasing gamers with GTA V treats, although it is well known that this franchise doesn’t follow the norm and tend to write their own rules when launching a new game.

You can bet that Rockstar are being very calculated when it comes to the release date for the next Grand Theft Auto game, and this date is most likely already set but will stay a very close guarded secret for the time being. You can also count on dedicated fans buying GTA V no matter the month it launches, and with GTA IV seeing success from an April launch that had been previously suggested as a bad month to launch a new game, it looks like Rockstar are set for success whenever they decide to release the game.

GTA 5 excitement wearing off – it’s worth noting a number of PR readers agreed that some of the excitement has worn-off for GTA 5, which is in part due to the amount of time passing since the trailer. These same people said they’d buy the next GTA “whenever it releases“.

This week has seen some nice transport screenshots for GTA 5 and also multiple sports visuals, so these would’ve created a little more excitement although another trailer is needed in our opinion, especially one that showcases some gameplay with new features exclusive to GTA 5. What would you like to see in a new trailer?

You can count on GTA 5 before April 2013 although unlikely in 2012 – it’s well-known that Take-Two’s financial situation and forecasts put a launch date before April next year. Michael Pachter has also shared a few words on the recent increase in GTA 5 marketing, and he feels that the game could be close to completion but stays sceptical considering the irrational way Rockstar do business, which has led to Pachter getting things wrong in the past.

What do you make of the significant push we’ve seen with Grand Theft Auto 5 in the last few weeks? The screenshots were welcomed but so much more is needed this year, and if we’re not going to see a launch then at least deliver another trailer soon please Rockstar.

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