EEDAR’s director of analyst services, Jesse Divnich, has agreed with Michael Pachter that GTA V is a go, but that it will not be released in 2010 unless Take-Two wants to sabotage itself.
According to Divnich, Agent is scheduled to land in 2010 and a new GTA V would kill it.
“Rockstar North’s primary development team is currently focusing on two titles, GTA V and Agent,” Divnich told D’toid. “Given the delay of the original GTA IV, it would be difficult to conclude with certainty that the next installment will hit before October 31, 2010.
“Furthermore, Take-Two is already on track to obliterate our wallets over the next 12 months with BioShock 2, Max Payne 3, Borderlands, Mafia II, Red Dead Redemption, and Agent,.
“I do not see the financial need to stack their next fiscal year — ending October 31, 2010 — anymore than it already is. In addition, if Agent is released in 2010, I would expect it in the back-half, which if a GTA V was to hit store shelves plus or minus three months of that date, it could cannibalize sales.”
Makes sense, but still, this won’t be the last we hear on GTA V predictions we reckon.