Pachter predicts pre-E3 GTA V showing, Oct 23 launch

Friday, 27th April 2012 07:38 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Michael Pachter has joined in with that ever growing E3 conga line by sticking his neck out on a pre-show Grand Theft Auto V blowout.

The Wedbush Morgan analyst said in a Pach-Attack segment in the latest GTTV, where PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale was announced, Rockstar would properly announce first details on the game the day before the show begins.

“They’ve outgrown the show. I think they’re way too cool to go,” he said, noting recent absences from the show in the past few years.

The last involvement the company had with the show in any form was the announcement of Agent at Sony’s E3 presser three years ago. We’re still yet to see the North-made game in action since.

Pachter added: “My read on those guys is they like stealing the thunder from everything else. So if I had to bet, I’d say you’d get an announcement on GTA V the day before E3 starts, that’d be Monday, June 4. they don’t show up and that’s all anybody can do is talk about GTA V at the show .”

Sony and Microsoft both hold its E3 press conferences on June 4.

He went on to say he expects the game to launch on October 23, a few days after BioShock Infinite – he actually called it “BioShock 2″ – adding that Rockstar “don’t care about the 2K game”. Word to wise: we highly think that’s very unlikely.

GTA V was announced last November with a trailer, but left more questions than answers besides confirmation of a Los Santos setting.



  1. tenthousandgothsonacid

    It’s not coming out this year.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Pytox

    May 2013 Will more be likely the release date

    #2 3 years ago
  3. albo88

    Pachter predicts MW3 will outsell Black Ops

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    “they don’t show up and that’s all anybody can do is talk about GTA V at the show .”
    That actually makes sense. They announce something big just before the E3 that gets people super excited and then don’t show anything during E3 which makes speculations run wild.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    I do hope this is true. Not because I care particularly about GTA V news (I will play it and no doubt love it as and when it’s out), but that this is precisely what I so admire about R*. Screw everyone else, we’re doing it our way.

    A bit like the French.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    Why do sites still posts the nonsense Pachter says? How much of what this guy has said, turned out to be the truth? He was wrong on many things concerning Nintendo and i can go on.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Charlie Sheen

    i want him to predict his own death

    #7 3 years ago

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