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Boomerang Cat
12-21-2011, 09:39 AM
There are a few Videos on YouTube speculating the Release Date of GTA V.

This Video explains some of the reasoning behind peoples belief that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released on the 24th May 2012.

Grand Theft Auto V - Release Date: May 24, 2012 - PROOF - YouTube

Some of the "evidence" is a bit of a stretch but most of it seems pretty plausable.

What do you think?

InfamyxBreed
12-21-2011, 09:35 PM
Hate to burst your bubble and anyone elses, that day is a Thursday and nit game gets released then really

Nero x360a & ps3t
12-28-2011, 04:29 AM
Hopefully whenever the better :/

Barad
12-29-2011, 04:00 PM
Hate to burst your bubble and anyone elses, that day is a Thursday and nit game gets released then really

He's right I've never seen a game come out on thursday, it's friday in UK and tuesday in US. Though all the signs referring to may 24th are pretty strong if you ask me but thing about it for a second.. May 24th 2013 IS A FRIDAY! Push the date a year ahead and we have a possibility..a shitty possibility but still..

Matt36
01-03-2012, 07:18 AM
Hate to burst your bubble and anyone elses, that day is a Thursday and nit game gets released then really

Says who?

Tuesdays in America.

Fridays in UK.

That pattern was broken in Q4 2011, when games like Uncharted & Ass Creed were released on Wednesday...

...but no, that isn't the release date.

Drazsyker
01-04-2012, 12:16 AM
How can you come out and say that isn't the release date? Granted, it probably won't be, but even so, there's a possibility.

And my bet is 10th anniversary of Vice City.

Matt36
01-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Because to create GTA V in 6 months would be a miracle. Fact.

InfamyxBreed
01-05-2012, 04:29 AM
How can you come out and say that isn't the release date? Granted, it probably won't be, but even so, there's a possibility.

And my bet is 10th anniversary of Vice City.

For me to say that a game to come out on a Thursday was easy, no game comes out then

Because to create GTA V in 6 months would be a miracle. Fact.


Most of the team have been free since the end of RD:R so they have been working longer than 6 month.

Matt36
01-05-2012, 02:57 PM
Well, duhh! It wasn't an exact date I gave, its was more to point out that May is waaaaay to soon for the game to be released!

nbsnBOSS
01-05-2012, 03:15 PM
Can't wait for GTA V, I hope the graphics are as good as, or better than LA Noire.

Matt36
01-05-2012, 03:16 PM
I don't care for the graphics, its the glitches, the horrible controls when driving and shooting and boring atmosphere that I want improved!

HabsCen10ial
01-05-2012, 07:57 PM
There's no way GTA:V will be coming out this May. We will be lucky to see a fall 2012 release date.

Matt36
01-06-2012, 11:06 AM
There's no way GTA:V will be coming out this May. We will be lucky to see a fall 2012 release date.

Exactly! People seem to think games are made over night.

InfamyxBreed
01-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Exactly! People seem to think games are made over night.

I definitely don't think that, especially with games the scale of GTA. But after how well RD:R did on its release in the Summer, I wouldn't knock the idea of it being in Summer.

Either that or its gonna be October, but what ever the date is, its certainly not on May 24th this year.

HabsCen10ial
01-06-2012, 02:54 PM
I definitely don't think that, especially with games the scale of GTA. But after how well RD:R did on its release in the Summer, I wouldn't knock the idea of it being in Summer.

Either that or its gonna be October, but what ever the date is, its certainly not on May 24th this year.

Max Payne 3 is going to be their summer hit this year and it looks great.

I really hope GTA:V has a fall release but I imagine it will be spring 2013. I can't wait!!!

Matt36
01-06-2012, 02:55 PM
Isn't Max Payne Q1/March?

InfamyxBreed
01-06-2012, 08:35 PM
Isn't Max Payne Q1/March?

Indeed it is. I doubt they'd leave it till next year to release GTA:V because if.the new Xbox is to come out next year, then it'd be pointless to release until the new console is out.

Matt36
01-06-2012, 08:39 PM
Not much of a Summer game then?

You make a fair point there, XBOX 3 really does complicate things. GTAV & Halo 4 are really on the fence in terms of release.

InfamyxBreed
01-07-2012, 03:40 AM
Not much of a Summer game then?

You make a fair point there, XBOX 3 really does complicate things. GTAV & Halo 4 are really on the fence in terms of release.


Halo 4 comes out this year and its a separate part of Rockstar that makes GTA. They may not have as many studios as say EA or Ubisoft but have enough to push multiple projects at a time.

Matt36
01-07-2012, 11:44 AM
I know they are. Halo 4 doesn't have a set release date, as far as I'm aware. Just the mention of 2012. Nothing to confirm that GTAV is 2012 either. So have as many studios as you like, but until there is a set release then there will forever be speculation on dates.

BIGbivvie
01-14-2012, 10:13 PM
And I had cornflakes for breakfast.. so what lol

Matt36
01-15-2012, 11:40 AM
And I had cornflakes for breakfast.. so what lol

Congrats. Blue Peter badge in the post.

HabsCen10ial
01-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Not much of a Summer game then?

Well Max Payne was just pushed back to a May release date. So there's our summer game.

Definitely thinking spring 2013 for GTA:V now.

DxxxRules
01-17-2012, 08:28 PM
Most games release dates are getting delayed now anyway

Matt36
01-17-2012, 09:10 PM
Yeah, seen that, but that was only announced today/yesterday.

2013 seems likely, xmas at a push.

DEG23
01-18-2012, 05:48 AM
Maybe the 24th May easter egg was a hint that Rockstar planned on delaying Max Payne all along;)

Matt36
01-18-2012, 02:18 PM
Maybe. But I don't even think its an easter egg.

JDM FA1
01-21-2012, 07:53 AM
I hope this evidence comes out to be true I cannot wait to play it this will be the greatest game of 2012

Matt36
01-21-2012, 11:26 AM
How can people say it will be the greatest thing since sliced bread when so little is known about it? =/

TTD187
01-21-2012, 07:05 PM
[QUOTE=InfamyxBreed;4806133]For me to say that a game to come out on a Thursday was easy, no game comes out then

Except GTA 4, Dead Rising 2, Dead Island and most other games.
What people are forgetting, is that just because games are released on Tuesdays and Fridays in the US and UK, it doesn't mean that things are released those days in the rest of the world.

Modern Warfare 3 was an exception to the rule by being released around the world on Tuesday, 8th of November. Of course, though, it was released on Wednesday the 23rd in Australia on Wii.

In Japan, GTA IV released on the 30th of October 2008, which is a Thursday.
It is perfectly possible to find the game releasing on Thursday, Skyrim was released on Friday in the US and UK.

Think people! Think! It's 100% possible for this game to come out on May 24th 2012. Whether it will come out or not is a completely different story. Sure enough, the time frame is about right, but with Max Payne coming out in May and no new news, we have no real idea about when it'll release.

Lebowski
01-21-2012, 10:42 PM
Just wait for the next trailer :)
If the previous titles have anything to go by then the release date will be in the next trailer, I personally think May a little early, but hey Rockstar is one for surprises, just like the original unpredicted announcement of the GTA V Trailer

InfamyxBreed
01-22-2012, 12:16 AM
[QUOTE=InfamyxBreed;4806133]For me to say that a game to come out on a Thursday was easy, no game comes out then

Except GTA 4, Dead Rising 2, Dead Island and most other games.
What people are forgetting, is that just because games are released on Tuesdays and Fridays in the US and UK, it doesn't mean that things are released those days in the rest of the world.

Modern Warfare 3 was an exception to the rule by being released around the world on Tuesday, 8th of November. Of course, though, it was released on Wednesday the 23rd in Australia on Wii.

In Japan, GTA IV released on the 30th of October 2008, which is a Thursday.
It is perfectly possible to find the game releasing on Thursday, Skyrim was released on Friday in the US and UK.

Think people! Think! It's 100% possible for this game to come out on May 24th 2012. Whether it will come out or not is a completely different story. Sure enough, the time frame is about right, but with Max Payne coming out in May and no new news, we have no real idea about when it'll release.

How was MW3 an exception?

Skyrim was set to 11/11/11 as MW3 was set for the Tuesday, if it had released same day, it would have suffered a slight bit.

And 24/05 is something to do with one of the developers birthdays as it was in San Andreas if I remember reading correctly.

Max Payne got moved to May. And how can a possibility be 100%? It's contradictory

Matt36
01-22-2012, 01:19 PM
I personally think its stupid of people to think May is a possibility. Far too soon.

InfamyxBreed
01-22-2012, 04:21 PM
I personally think its stupid of people to think May is a possibility. Far too soon.

I agree, though you don't know how long its been in development for.

Matt36
01-22-2012, 07:34 PM
We would have heard of it sooner than November, had it been in development long enough to be done in 3/4 months time.

LickableLemons7
01-22-2012, 09:31 PM
How can people say it will be the greatest thing since sliced bread when so little is known about it? =/

Exactly. Rockstar has only shown us a trailer. Many devs would usually show off some gameplay actionby now, no matter how brief. My bet is that GTA V will be released Spring 2013.

institutions
01-22-2012, 09:43 PM
Exactly. Rockstar has only shown us a trailer. Many devs would usually show off some gameplay actionby now, no matter how brief. My bet is that GTA V will be released Spring 2013.

To be fair, the trailer does look like it was made in-game using the game engine. I can't think of any GTA game that has used cinematic cutscenes that aren't using the normal game engine.

I'd guess Q4 2012. GTA V is a big enough game that it could definitely compete and be a forerunner in the Xmas rush of games.

Bungee
01-22-2012, 09:58 PM
www.zavvi.com have a release date to purchase of the 23rd of November 2012

DEG23
01-22-2012, 11:48 PM
To be fair, the trailer does look like it was made in-game using the game engine. I can't think of any GTA game that has used cinematic cutscenes that aren't using the normal game engine.

Agreed, to think that the game only started development the day after the trailer aired is unrealistic. If you look back at past GTA trailers most, if not all the content was in the final build of the game. My guess is this game has been under developement for at least 3+ years.

Matt36
01-22-2012, 11:50 PM
To think its out in May is unrealistic.

And for the record, I never said it was was made the day before the trailer was released.

DEG23
01-23-2012, 12:15 AM
And for the record, I never said it was was made the day before the trailer was released.

My comment wasn't directed at you, there just seems to be a lot of chatter all over the internet about the game only being in development for less than a year.

If anything, i would say the game is probably nearing completion, but i agree that the game won't be released in May.

Matt36
01-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Even less than a year, isn't enough tbh. Spring 2013 sounds about right, to me at least.

acdczombie
02-03-2012, 06:21 AM
Says who?

Tuesdays in America.

Fridays in UK.

That pattern was broken in Q4 2011, when games like Uncharted & Ass Creed were released on Wednesday...

...but no, that isn't the release date.

Best. Abbreviation. EVER! On a side note, I hope we one day see a game called Ass Creed.

Axel Desade
02-03-2012, 08:58 PM
Even less than a year, isn't enough tbh. Spring 2013 sounds about right, to me at least.

Looking at the release dates for every GTA game seems to disprove a Spring release.

GTA (Original)-October 1997
GTA II- October 22/25, 1999
GTA III- October 22, 2001
GTA VC- October 27/31, 2002
GTA SA- October 26, 2004
GTA Advance- October 25, 2004
GTA LCS- October 24, 2005
GTA VCS- October 31, 2006
GTA CTW- 20 October 2009 (PSP)

The only exception to the October release date is IV, and that was because it got delayed and they didn't want to wait a whole entire year to release it in October still. My best guess is October 23/30.

Matt36
02-06-2012, 11:38 PM
Wouldn't mind a October release. But as I've said earlier, May is far far to early!

Axel Desade
02-07-2012, 05:29 AM
Oh yeah, I absolutely agree about May being too early, especially with Max Payne 3 being around then.

Matt36
02-07-2012, 08:17 AM
Even without Max Payne being out, if GTA was out in May, we would have heard about it sooner than we did.

Axel Desade
02-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Not necessarily, L.A. Noire's first trailer and all that was in November, then came out the following may.

Matt36
02-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Not necessarily, L.A. Noire's first trailer and all that was in November, then came out the following may.

GTA is a much more important game. LA Noire was brand new, although it had advertising, GTA V's will be everywhere.

Axel Desade
02-07-2012, 07:03 PM
All I know is I want a solid date so I can know when to look forward to :(

Matt36
02-07-2012, 08:03 PM
All I know is I want a solid date so I can know when to look forward to :(

Cliche' but, wait till E3, I guess.

Axel Desade
02-08-2012, 03:04 AM
If they don't announce something there, I might cry.

Matt36
02-08-2012, 01:30 PM
Its almost a given.

G0LDEN AVENGER
02-10-2012, 03:25 AM
Exactly! People seem to think games are made over night.

Have you meet Activision? lol But no this year is Max Payne 3 Next Year GTA 5

Matt36
02-10-2012, 09:47 AM
Have you meet Activision? lol But no this year is Max Payne 3 Next Year GTA 5

They don't count ;) If we don't see GTA V in October then its a certainty for next year, imo.

Did anyone in America see American Dad the past week? The golf balls had the V from the GTA V logo on them :D

Axel Desade
02-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Have you meet Activision? lol But no this year is Max Payne 3 Next Year GTA 5

You say that as though they can't release 2 games within the same year. If 2 different studios of R* were working on each game, they could easily do so. I'd say they're going to do the Oct. release, unless it ends up getting delayed like IV did

Dirt Dog
02-11-2012, 06:27 PM
How can people say it will be the greatest thing since sliced bread when so little is known about it? =/
Is it so wrong that people are excited about it? :confused:

DEG23
02-13-2012, 12:34 AM
You say that as though they can't release 2 games within the same year. If 2 different studios of R* were working on each game, they could easily do so. I'd say they're going to do the Oct. release, unless it ends up getting delayed like IV did

I think ultimately it will depend on when Take 2 wants to release it. There are a few new games being released over the next 2 quarters, like Bioshock Infinite and Borderlands 2. It may be in Take 2's best interests to hold off GTA5 until second quarter of 2013.

Matt36
02-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Is it so wrong that people are excited about it? :confused:

Read my post, I didn't say there was.

bfmv lfc
02-14-2012, 04:24 PM
I would love for it to come out in May but I highly doubt it. More like May 2013. I would be happy to see it some time this year but I doubt that as well.

Matt36
02-14-2012, 11:49 PM
Why are we still talking about it coming out in 3 months? Surely we'd know and have seen a lot more of it, it was?

Dirt Dog
02-16-2012, 01:35 AM
Read my post, I didn't say there was.
I read your post, it was one sentence long and I quoted it...

People say all the time that something is going to be the best game of the year or the best of next year or whatever. They're not saying it because they can see the future, they're just expressing their excitement for the game. Which again makes me question why your post was necessary.


I think the game will be coming out Fall 2012 personally, of course I only have as much knowledge as anyone else here.

awesomedalton
02-25-2012, 09:45 PM
This reminds me of the movie " The Number 23".. Jim carry? anyone seen it? no?
Idk though may does sound a little early, Im not sure they could have this finished by then. And For gta iv they pushed that back.. a bunch of times if i can recall. So i kinda doubt that they would be so bold to include the EXACT release date in a trailer that long before the game would be coming out. But it is kinda weird, it does seem like theyre trying to say something..

InsaneKane87
02-26-2012, 10:38 AM
This reminds me of the movie " The Number 23".. Jim carry? anyone seen it? no?
Idk though may does sound a little early, Im not sure they could have this finished by then. And For gta iv they pushed that back.. a bunch of times if i can recall. So i kinda doubt that they would be so bold to include the EXACT release date in a trailer that long before the game would be coming out. But it is kinda weird, it does seem like theyre trying to say something..

Nope never see it lol and I know what your talking about. Im pulling away from this speculation of a release date in 3 months. When R* announced stuff for RDR they were releasing new stuff for over 4-6 months with trailers etc. It will either come out in November which Is my guess seeing as gaming sales were really high last November, or which Im hoping doesn't happen is a release date for 2013, but whats the point of that because it is the end of the world as we know it lol jk.

awesomedalton
02-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Nope never see it lol and I know what your talking about. Im pulling away from this speculation of a release date in 3 months. When R* announced stuff for RDR they were releasing new stuff for over 4-6 months with trailers etc. It will either come out in November which Is my guess seeing as gaming sales were really high last November, or which Im hoping doesn't happen is a release date for 2013, but whats the point of that because it is the end of the world as we know it lol jk.

Yeah basically he relates everything in his life to the number "23" and goes insane. Its bad. But oh yeah I forgot the world ends soon so this better be coming out!

x Blood Vortex
03-03-2012, 03:02 AM
or maybe the house number is just 2405 and that house is for sale. meaning you can buy houses in game, like san andreas.

Axel Desade
03-03-2012, 04:47 PM
or maybe the house number is just 2405 and that house is for sale. meaning you can buy houses in game, like san andreas.

I would agree on the second half as also being likely, but the reason people are tying that in is because of how many other things also pointed to that date, such as the date the song in the trailer came out was May 24.

jake1320
03-05-2012, 11:26 AM
Like many people here, I'm also doubting an early 2012 release. Hell, I'm doubting a 2012 release altogether.

Rockstar will want to advertise this as much as possible. Build up as much hype as possible as well, and to do that, they'll need a fair amount of time. Releasing it in 2012 will not allow that to happen.

HabsCen10ial
03-14-2012, 07:36 PM
Well this was just posted on IGN today. It means nothing but I guess if it belongs in any thread, it's this one.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/122/1220725p1.html

Annalie
03-19-2012, 07:43 PM
GTAV is not being released in 2012 period. expect it next year around april/may like everything else.

Axel Desade
03-19-2012, 10:07 PM
I recall you saying something similar (though opposite, as you said something WOULD release at a certain time then it didn't) and you looked quite foolish when that turned out wrong. Saying something so definitively like that so long beforehand is just a bad habit. You have no more idea when it will come out than anyone outside of Rockstar does.

Annalie
03-19-2012, 10:29 PM
I recall you saying something similar (though opposite, as you said something WOULD release at a certain time then it didn't) and you looked quite foolish when that turned out wrong. Saying something so definitively like that so long beforehand is just a bad habit. You have no more idea when it will come out than anyone outside of Rockstar does.

If i am wrong, i don't really care. seeing how max payne is being released in may.. is the only reason why i said that is because i dont like to throw out false guesses and hope but it seems more realistic to say a 2013 release now. because of how all previous rock* titles since GTA4 have had that april/may release.

Oh and Rockstar is not Valve.

valve says one thing and then it never gets released... im guessing you're referring to left 4 dead 2's cold stream... which is pretty obvious.

Axel Desade
03-19-2012, 11:40 PM
Honestly I don't care when it comes out, I just wish they would give us SOMETHING. Anything at all. There's been next to nothing after the trailer :(

Barad
03-20-2012, 11:49 AM
I am 90% certain it's going to come out anytime after April probably on May 2013 it only makes sense!