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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 2 years ago
  2. Mike

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

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Mike W

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

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dark

    OMG YES!!

    #4 2 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 2 years ago
  6. KAP

    @2

    lol

    You were kiddin right?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Edo

    @6 Why?

    #7 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  10. ballz

    how about some fucking gameplay, tired of this bullshit artworks

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Edo

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

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Prepare for the mauling that Apple is going to get.

    #12 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    Mike is trolling, people. It was a joke.

    #16 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  19. polygem

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

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Da Man

    Definitely advertisement aimed at the most hardcore gamers.

    #20 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  26. Mike

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

    #26 2 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

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

    #27 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  30. LuLshuck

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

    #30 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  33. Custard Ganet

    Underwater diving really? thats awesome!

    #33 2 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 2 years ago
  35. LuLshuck

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

    #35 2 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 2 years ago
  37. FLONG

    Wonderful.

    Share a website with you ,

    (w w w .like surprise.com/ )

    Believe you will love it.
    Edit

    #37 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  43. NocturnalB

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

    #43 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]