GTA V posters show spring 2013 release?

Photos of what appears to be a promotional poster for Rockstar's upcoming title suggests the game will be out early next year; Xbox 360 and PS3 are the only platforms listed.

A Polish fan site has posted photos of what appear to be promotional posters for Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto V, which seem to suggest that the game will be out early next year.

Are these promo posters to be believed?

According to the photos posted on the site GTA-Five.pl (currently down), and spotted by Kotaku, Grand Theft Auto V is set to be released in spring 2013.

The photos of the posters also indicate only two platforms--Xbox 360 and PS3--with no mention of the PC or the upcoming Wii U.

Last week, Rockstar released the official artwork for the game, and promised that more details would be released in November.

It has been previously confirmed that the GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine will feature the game in its December issue.

GTA V was announced in October 2011, but the game remains largely a mystery. Some analysts expect it to be on store shelves by March 2013, while others disagree. For more on GTA V, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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199 comments
LiamNL
LiamNL

They should make it for PC or dem PC gamers GTA fans will be pissed. And that aint good for sales.

sullyliam
sullyliam

hopefully it will be worth the wait.some more info before it comes out might be helpful but thats rockstar for you.hopefully no delays be cool to have it early next year.

 

xGarrettThiefX
xGarrettThiefX

GTA 4 was a boring and pathetic game that took the fun out of gaming. I hope they don't screw this up.

bunty_007
bunty_007

i think gta 5 will be a flop...

hystavito
hystavito

I think the mission system needs major changes, thought I doubt they will do it.  I got bored with the same old stuff, go to marker, mission starts, perform set actions, succeed or fail.  I would like to see just a little more branching effects, and maybe just a couple ways to complete a mission, and not have the game just stop you from succeeding in some weird way the designers hadn't thought of.  Also, and this is more of a technical note most people probably won't care about, I want to see an end to the way the missions take you out of the seamless world.  I hate how we still have the mission start that kinda like reloads the world and changes the state of things that you just witnessed moments before, you left a car in a spot and mission start erases it or something.  It's not everything and not every mission, but these little things bug me.  I wanna feel like the mission is not a "mission", but rather just something I am gonna do in a seamless fashion with maybe a couple little markers or indicators that show how to start it, not like some kind of load mission minigame is being launched.

Cashmoney007
Cashmoney007

I still need to finish GTA 4.  This new game comes out in spring so I have a lot of time.  How can people say any GTA game is crap?  But I guess it depends what you are looking for in the game.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

I really hope this game is an improvement over the last one. GTA 4 sucked big time was such a letdown compared to GTA 3/Vice City/San Andreas.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

I didn't find gta 4 to be as fun and engrossing as San Andreas or vice city. Hopefully gta 5 will bring it back

bamir0
bamir0

The fact that the game already appears to have  been given a PEGI rating (which doesn't happen until final or near-final code has been submitted for classification) makes it pretty clear these are fake.

razorblad110
razorblad110

Is anyone else terrified that theres dogs in the game? I know I am

smylexx
smylexx

so laura...err...are you single?

SolidTy
SolidTy

Game Informer has the scoop in December's Issue, so it's pointless speculation going on here. Come to think of it, GI gets a lot of exclusive information.

Led_poison
Led_poison

Gatta wait for the PC version then

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Spring is pretty much the only time it could come out, anyway. Any later, and it would have to release during the summer gaming drought (which would be unheard of), or if it came out in fall 2013, people would expect it to be a next-gen title, since either the PS4 or 720 will almost certainly release at that time.

xGarrettThiefX
xGarrettThiefX

I remember unpacking my GTA 4 collectors ed. and then 2 weeks later coming to the vivid bitter point that in effect I had just purchased a piece of sh$t game. Much sadness followed.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

 @bunty_007  that is possible if people get there hopes way above what the game will be i do not expect sanandreas 2 but a better GTA IV because IV had a great story but needed better gameplay.

mayur_99
mayur_99

gta 5 will be hit .....................

maximo
maximo

 @Simulator_Shock

 

Whilst I agree with you that previous iternations of the game were better that GTA 4 (especially San Andreas),  I think its a bit harsh to say GTA 4 "Sucked big time". If you really take a look at the game, it was highly polished even though the scope of it was arguably smaller than SA and the missions were quite enjoyable too not to mention the new MP elements especially the COOP missions which I really enjoyed.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

 @amaan4ever This. GTA 4 was such overrated crap. I really hope GTA 5 brings back the 'real' GTA feel from Vice City/San Andreas.

p4kman88
p4kman88

 @bamir0 and plus it's grand theft auto....since when in the history of time has GRAND THEFT AUTO been anything BUT a rated mature game?....

Sledziaru
Sledziaru

 @bamir0 I'm quite sure that developers control game content in process of its creation to fit specific rating. It isn't a lottery. Classfication is just comfirmation and if it won't fit specific rating they'll change game content to fit. So these posters probably won't be used until rating is official.

Skulker87
Skulker87

 @theCCyberDDemon There's a big 18 page article coming from Game Informer on November 8. I don't expect anything big from Rockstar until after that article releases.

Cedar-Teeth
Cedar-Teeth

 @RealElieY I think its legit, because they already said they will annoucing more news next month.

Cedar-Teeth
Cedar-Teeth

 @Spartan_418 Next gen will launch in Q3-Q4 of 2014 at the very earliest.. i'm sure of that

 

trywizard
trywizard

 @maximo  @Simulator_Shock both of you STFU .... IV was not about fun and stupidity it was about gameplay and deep-story

it's one of the best damn games i ever played

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @Cedar-Teeth  It's not very likely, but it certainly could happen. 360 did it for instance, the announcement was in May, and by November, we were buying it in 2005.

 

So, yes, I'm fairly sure one of not both of the manufacturers have a 2013 launch incoming.

Spudtaco
Spudtaco

 @maximo I thought it was pretty cool too. Mind you I hadn't played any GTA games since the very first when I was a kid, but I think it really set a precedent with what these sandbox games should do. I'd say, don't worry, going by what RDR was like, this should be pretty awesome

maximo
maximo

wow.. whats with the hostility.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @mattman127 It wasn't just one event as each machine was it's own event, totaling three events, but yeah, no biggie bro!

 

I just like to zip misinformation in the bud when it's the crux of an argument.

 

Not an argument you were making today, mind you, but another user above's argument relied on that misinformation to be accurate. He's apparently not posting here now but he can read it and research it all the same.

mattman127
mattman127

 @SolidTy Way off by 1 year about an event that happened over 7 years ago. Sorry for the misinformation bro! 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @mattman127  @Cedar-Teeth I could be wrong, but as I recall the PS3 was also announced at E3 '05, though it didn't release for another year and a half. It was originally aimed for a spring 2006 launch, before it was delayed

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @mattman127  

"I could have sworn all 3 next gen consoles (360, PS3, and at the time the Revolution) were announced E3 2004. I might be wrong though"

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No might about it. You are wrong. I'm guessing you didn't follow it very closely as you are way off, maybe you were too young or didn't care.

 

The 360, a machine you game on, came out in 2005, and it was announced in 2005. 2004 we bought Halo 2 and had no idea the Xbox machine would be dead a mere one year later.

mattman127
mattman127

 @Spartan_418  @Cedar-Teeth I could have sworn all 3 next gen consoles (360, PS3, and at the time the Revolution) were announced E3 2004. I might be wrong though 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Cedar-Teeth I have multiple reasons to believe the Next Xbox will release Holiday 2013. The PS4, yes, will probably release later than that.

 

-Halo 4, 5 and 6 will have a three-year release schedule (according to 343i), therefore if Halo 5 comes out in 2015, the Next Xbox will have been out for two years and will have a substantial installed base, allowing Halo 5 to sell well

 

-The E3 2013 website states that "this is the E3 you won't want to miss", implying that one or both of the next-gen consoles will be announced

 

-The leaked Microsoft powerpoint presentation, which was from 2010 and appears to be real (since Microsoft sent a cease and desist letter to the website that leaked it, forcing them to remove it), indicated a 2013 release

 

-The Xbox 360 was announced at E3 2005, only 6 months before it released

 

-Sales of all three current-gen consoles are slowing down, so MS needs to release a new console if they don't want another two years of declining sales

 

-MS hasn't announced any first-party titles for the holiday 2013 window, the furthest-out one is GoW: Judgement, which comes out in the spring.

Cedar-Teeth
Cedar-Teeth

 @TheSkyrimStatue  @Spartan_418

 If they announce the 720 or PS4 or both at the E3 from 2013, its not very likely it will release in the same year.. and if they want to sell good they have to release in the holliday season, so many people will buy it on release.. so thats why i think they will release late 2014.