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GTA 5 release date confirmed by Rockstar, more new art released

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:23 GMT By Jeff Dunn

Rockstar has officially confirmed the rumored Spring 2013 release window for Grand Theft Auto 5.

The expected news comes after two recent leaks suggested that the open-world title would come early next year.

The developer has also announced that pre-orders for the next entry in the hit series will begin on November 5 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. No PC version was mentioned in the reveal, curiously enough.

“Grand Theft Auto V builds on everything we’ve learned about open world game design,” said Rockstar head Sam Houser in a statement. “We can’t wait to share it with fans.”

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47 Comments

  1. KAP

    Just got goosebumps… damn.

    Oh wow, notice the phone shes holding has a fruitbasket reminicent to the apple brand. luv rockstar for all there clever little shit like that.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Mike

    Surely this exploitative picture of women in order to sell a game should go?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Mike W

    Damn I haven’t completed all the missions in GTA IV

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Dark

    OMG YES!!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. deathm00n

    @3 Me neither and I have GTAIV The Complete Edition, so there’s also 2 other story arcs for me to complete

    #5 3 years ago
  6. KAP

    @2

    lol

    You were kiddin right?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Edo

    @6 Why?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. KAP

    Nevermind killing women of the night for your money back.
    GTA have always and will always be a target for those who have nothing better to do.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. jacobvandy

    No PC version was mentioned in the reveal, curiously enough.

    It’s not curious at all… This is standard GTA protocol EVERY TIME. Rockstar gets paid big bucks to keep it console-exclusive (I guess I can’t blame them for taking it), then a few months later announces the PC version. They make no mention of it because the aforementioned bribes come with the stipulation that they do nothing to entice people to wait a while longer for a different version that is superior in every way.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. ballz

    how about some fucking gameplay, tired of this bullshit artworks

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Edo

    @8 Thank god they have you to defend it otherwise it would be doomed,DOOMED I TELL YA!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Prepare for the mauling that Apple is going to get.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. TheWulf

    Nnnnooo… don’t do that. Don’t! X_X

    They’ve mixed the almost realistic painting of a face, with fake Barbie doll hair, a body with impossible proportions, and cell shading.

    IT BURNS US.

    That is an art no. THAT is the uncanny valley, right there.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    I don’t remember how it went when GTA IV was announced, but didn’t they say a PC version was coming then? Either way, i genuinely feel bad for PC only folks, cause it sucks to hear that. But i doubt, hiiiighly doubt a PC version won’t be coming further down the road.

    Either way, awesome news.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Cobra951

    @2

    Surely artists and women should have the freedom to do whatever they damn well please in a free society?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    Mike is trolling, people. It was a joke.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. fearmonkey

    I am eager to see how awesome the new engine is. I have been blown away at the Directx11 graphics that Saints Row: The Third has. I didnt like the first Saint’s row, and took a chance on the 3rd game and im glad I did, so far its my favorite GTA stye game ever, even if the humor is constantly so lowbrow at times its annoying.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Mike

    Troll post: My favourite article: http://www.vg247.com/2012/04/12/enough-we-must-all-try-to-kick-sexism-out-of-gaming/

    @15

    #18 3 years ago
  19. polygem

    american dream girl holding an american dream smartphone at the beach. great artwork or just plain boring…

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Da Man

    Definitely advertisement aimed at the most hardcore gamers.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Dave Cook

    I see it as a comment on the vacuous nature of Los Angeles ideals. ‘Be beautiful, fit and rich or GTFO’.

    Not my opinion of LA personally, but it’s a widely-held one.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. SplatteredHouse

    @13: yeah, it’s fairly bad, huh. It reminds me a bit of one of those light-hearted painted scene boards that you see on piers sometimes, where people put their heads through cut holes and have their pictures taken.. example: – http://www.contrabandevents.com/images/uploads/large/d323493942140294c97a074654be1cf4.jpg – I didn’t know they had those in America, though.
    Otherwise, I could see this in that context as an amusing statement!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. SlayerGT

    I see her taking a pic of herself at the beach..in the spring…making a V with her fingers. I like it. Its GTA to me..

    #23 3 years ago
  24. NightCrawler1970

    Typical NOOB reaction, Why they don’t have a PC version??? Answer, because PC version comes always a year later…

    Anyway, i really can’t wait for this one, hopefully they have a GTA 5 CONSOLE PACKAGE when buying an Xbox or PS3 :D like now with the new PS3 slim slim version Assasin Greed 3…

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Yoshi

    @2
    If you’re joking. ME: lolol
    If you’re serious. ME: Ohhh FUCK OFF!

    XD

    EDIT: Just seen a slice of a comment cake from R* on their article about this.

    ‘Hey guys, glad to see so much enthusiasm about the release announcement. For those asking about the PC platform, we’re currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don’t have any details to share about a PC version at this time. Anyone that continues to spam the comments section will have their commenting privileges suspended.’

    So looks like PC will be coming shortly after.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Mike

    I see her tits. Her lovely, lovely tits. I’ll buy the game.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    Oh good another GTA where we play with smartphones!! :|

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Moonwalker1982

    @27

    Of all things and you pick that stuff. Way to be negative about something that is nothing special. It worked fine in GTA IV and the two DCLs, why not use it again?

    I’m pretty sure there’s plenty of great stuff to look forward to and we’ll be reading all that in the new Game Informer.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. NightCrawler1970

    @27 and this time you can download APPS :P and scan bar-blocks to go online, i hate Internet cafe like in GTA 4…

    I have a hunch it come in march(SPRING BREAK) *girl in bikini hint hint*

    So for spring breakers y’all have a choice…

    1. Get shitfaced and do wacky things on FLA beach…

    or

    2. Buy this game, and game till ya drop….

    #29 3 years ago
  30. LuLshuck

    No idea how you can get hyped over a release date when there hasnt been any gameplay videos…

    #30 3 years ago
  31. robincolon8

    Amber explained I am impressed that a person able to profit $4710 in four weeks on the internet. have you read this link..Ace16.com

    #31 3 years ago
  32. LuLshuck

    Also
    Female cops confirmed
    Dogs confirmed
    Four wheeler return
    Bikes return
    Jet return
    FUCKING UNDERWATER DIVING RETURNS

    THANK YOU BASED ROCKSTAR

    http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/45951/grand-theft-auto-v-is-coming-spring-2013.html

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Custard Ganet

    Underwater diving really? thats awesome!

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Moonwalker1982

    That is NOT confirmed though. He’s basing that on : ‘From the mountaintops to the depths of the sea’ . Very plausible though.

    But Lulshuck, first you wonder why people get hyped over a releasedate and then you thank based god Rockstar? Oooookaaayyyy….

    #34 3 years ago
  35. LuLshuck

    @34 copy and pasted comment, cant be arsed to write the whole thing

    #35 3 years ago
  36. NocturnalB

    Hey Moon, high fives bro! This just made our conversation this morning that much more awesome!

    EDIT: Also I’ve been meaning to bring this up for awhile now, i want to make a bet for $100 usd that Carl Johnson aka CJ makes a cameo if not a big part of the story for GTAV, any takers!

    #36 3 years ago
  37. FLONG

    Wonderful.

    Share a website with you ,

    (w w w .like surprise.com/ )

    Believe you will love it.
    Edit

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Moonwalker1982

    @36

    Not really sure what conversation you mean? :)

    Oooh wait, you mean in the previous GTA V article, yeah good stuff :D

    As for CJ, i don’t think it will happen, it would be awesome though, to see him chilling in his neighborhood and stuff. But Rockstar has said that every GTA so far has always taken place in a different universe and that V would be no different.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. NocturnalB

    Different times surely, but different uni’s no. There have already been character cameos in current games. And if that logic fails just think of how much they tied Niko Bellic into The Lost and Damned DLC. Heck how they tied all the DLC with the main game, i thought it was well done.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. helios

    Diablo for PC and GTA for consoles — these are the only two video-games that’s worthy enough to ruin your life completely.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. SlayerGT

    @39 and back tracking. Was it Vice Or SA that you fly back to Liberty to the diner to kill someone? Wow im spacing on this :) and I call myself a GTA fan. And the PSP “stories”. All kinds of cross over going on. I’m with you. I thought 4 and its dlc “over lapping” stories were awesome. I’m kinda hoping 5 is similar. Like Resident Evil 2.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    Rockstar have said in the past that the new games are their own world and we won’t be seeing cameos from the PS2-era titles. Its a different series with its own vibe.

    We might see some from IV, though.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. NocturnalB

    @41 it was San Andreas i remember that exact mission very well!

    #43 3 years ago
  44. helios

    Guys, you shouldn’t worry too much about V’s release on PC, it will arrive as expected. N4G: GTA V PC Release Date Expected Next Year

    #44 3 years ago
  45. yo12

    Anyone hoping for a zombie DLC, I know there’s alot of fights about how a zombie DLC would just “ruin” the game. Well if you don’t like zombie stuff, fuck you and don’t bother buying it if you don’t like it and don’t critisize it. And if ur a huge gta and a huge zombie fan like me, we’ll I’m glad :)

    #45 3 years ago
  46. yo12

    And they should have a hardened addition or something were you can have the availability to buy special houses, guns, cars, etc. in the game.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Noodlemanny

    Really? Um. Where is it then?
    Damn I wish it were already out

    #47 2 years ago

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  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

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  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

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  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

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  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

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  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]