GTA V coming spring 2013

Publisher confirms game will be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Q2 2013, pre-orders of the game opening November 5 2012.

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[UPDATE] Rockstar has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in spring 2013, with pre-orders for the game beginning on November 5 this year. Click here for the full story.

A tweet from a branch of UK retailer GAME has all but confirmed GTA V's rumoured Spring 2013 release date. The tweet--which was originally discovered by IGN and has since been removed--showed promotional artwork from the game, all of which was plastered with "Pre-Order Now Spring 2013". GAME's website lists the sequel's release date as TBC 2013.

Looks like Spring's a winner for GTA V.
Looks like Spring's a winner for GTA V.

The tweet follows rumours from a Polish GTA fan site GTA-Five.pl, which posted pictures of promotional posters for the game yesterday. Those posters also showed a Spring 2013 release date. Last week, Rockstar released the official artwork for the game, and promised that more details would be released in November.

GTA V was announced last October. Some analysts expect it to be on store shelves by March 2013, while others are predicting a longer wait. For more on GTA V, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Zoomer30

This just in: Rockstar says "OH WAIT WE MEANT FALL!" What a bunch of losers. You wonder what they have been doing the past 2 years....

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G-Man4ever

R* can suck my left n*t. I won't bother with the console version. I'm not planning on buying the game for PC. Saving my $ for Watchdogs.

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001011000101101

@G-Man4ever Too bad GTA V will be miles better.

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Hippybojangles

@001011000101101 @G-Man4ever I agree with you completely. GTA V will be the BEST!

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mike_21_--

@Hippybojangles @001011000101101 @G-Man4ever

I agree with that guys,i agree A LOT!

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Khajiit13

I don't pre order games unless i know for sure that they would be brilliant, i pre ordered skyrim, fifa 12, gt5, and AC revalations. Sure i love the GTA games but they get cheap really quickly so i'm going to wait for a while after it comes out

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TheJamin

As for a PC release if it happens...

Will rockstar optimise it for PC if it gets released? Im saying No.

Will rockstar include SLI & Crossfire support? Im saying No.

Will we need a top end gpu to run the game on Low? Yes.

Will you be able to customise the graphical settings on day 1? No.

How many patches will it need before its playable? Im saying 6.

Fingers crossed im wrong.

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wizardboyus

why preorder when u can wait to see how well it reviews?

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milkshakes793

trailer looks amazing!! hope its better than IV was..

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xcollector

This will prolong the current gen. This is a game that Sony and MS needed to push their next gen consoles but they waited too long and Rockstar can't wait any longer. Sony and MS missed a golden opportunity by waiting too long. The rest of will enjoy this without needing to buy new hardware.

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Morde10668

Man reading some of these comments pc gamers are such smug bastards, Yea you go right ahead and spend countless dollars over and over to upgrade ur pc to make it able to play new games, ill stick with the 400 i spent once almost 7 years ago.

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nairz

Slow development in visual graphic is consoles fault. Since the console games are the only one selling well.

We dont need to spend any more dollar than you.

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Morde10668

They never release pc version at launch.

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nairz

No PC release date!! WTF is this shit! there goes my pre-order..

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Q-abs

That mini heart attack...

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saudgamermalik

CANT WAITTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TheGreyArea

and here's the OFFICIAL word!!!

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

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saudgamermalik

@TheGreyArea thanks man!!

for the link..

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saudgamermalik

what is the release date???

is it 31st dec 2013???

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woodyfr

@saudgamermalik Spring : Spring is one of the four temperate seasons and a transitory time between winter and summer. In the USA and some other regions in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical March equinox (currently around 21 March) is often taken to mark the first day of spring, and the Northern solstice is sometimes taken as the first day of summer (usually 21 June in the Northern Hemisphere).

So *maybe* in April like GTA IV.

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altair-ezio

@woodyfr @saudgamermalik Wtf :\ that was very weird.funny.but weird

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blackace

Can't wait to pre-order a copy. I can wait till spring though. I've got lots to play over the holidays.

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badgerstudio

¿PC? ¿Wiiu?

Rockstar¿where is the version of Pc and Wiiu?

¿Temporary purchases?

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woodyfr

@badgerstudio PC end of 2013 (if they care). Wii U has its LEGO GTA. :D

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therealgamer_jr

rockster is playing with our feelings.........they know we r big fan of gta series

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Duke_51

I like how R* is so secretive that they don't even want us to know the SEASON that it will be released, that could be any time within a three month period! R*, you sneaky bastards!

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therealgamer_jr

any body knows release date

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revolution_sd

Female cop in GTA?That's new...

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visionedorange

lets hope that the re-rating of san andreas is the pre-order incentive, that would be awesome

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Slinqy

The cops arresting Lindsay Lohan!

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BelaidKL

Please let this be true (and if so) please don't follow in Rockstar tradition of delaying every game they release

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gatsbythepig

Can Pachter change his prediction one more time, so he can say he was right?

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gamingfrendly

getting it on ps3 when it comes out but i hope they consider a pc version as i like to keep all my games on steam.

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omenjamlord

@gamingfrendly Im more for the hard copy myself, feels like you own it. As much as I like steam its the physical aspect of the game I can look at

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gamingfrendly

@omenjamlord i have so many hard copys of my games for ps1 ps2 and ps3 some pc games but some times there is no more space for all the games so digital download it is XD

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AireeeZ

I got a coupon with my purchase of Max Payne (release day purchase) from Futureshop (Canadian Best Buy subsidiary) for $20 off GTA V between Feb1-May31. So I'm guessing it should come out by the end of May,

Then again they could just guessed the release date.

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visionedorange

future shop is the most unreliable piece of crap store in the world, you'll get there and then tell you you had to redeem the coupon like a week after you bought max payne or somethin stupid lol

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PhilipO45

I'm all set to add another 4GB GTX 670 (SLI) in my pc rig, as well as overclock the I7 up to 5GHz, once GTA:V arrives on the pc. Also maxing out system memory to 16 or 32GB as well.

Damn, i hope i can stomach the console version until Rockstar releases the pc version..

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G-Man4ever

@PhilipO45 Yeah, if it's optimized like GTA 4 was you can ask Intel to give you a personalized future 12 core 14nm processor and install the game directlly in the RAM with a data-center full of nVidia's GTX 690 and you will still lag. sloppy programming/porting will crash/bottleneck any machine.

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TheJamin

@PhilipO45 Do you actually think they are going to support SLI?

this is rockstar and GTA we're talking about here.

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Undietaker

@PhilipO45

No one cares about you and your crap, jog on son.

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Obviously_Right

lol at PC gamers.

Enjoy the wait.

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GamerOuTLaWz

@Obviously_Right Seeing how I could careless bout this piece of crap of a game,sure Ill enjoy the wait

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PhilipO45

@Obviously_Right Well, being i have all platforms, i'll be playing this on the X360 first, then ready to pick up the pc version..asap, once released. Then i'll mod the heck out of it. :)

Oh wait, your a console only gamer? How's 720HD with low quality everything running aty max 30fps, feel like in every cross platform game?

I would not me LOL'ing at pc gamers. GTA:IV moded looks better then the pic of V as it is now, and add in a playable FP view and so many other sweet mods, that gives so much length to any GTA game.

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omenjamlord

@PhilipO45 @Obviously_Right Good aul mods! I got a mod for my xbox, makes me tea now! :D

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Obviously_Right

@PhilipO45 Cool story bro.

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ShadowOfKratos

@Obviously_Right

It's not a cool story, it's a true story...

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Cillah187

@LonelyHippie27 Nice. You ruined two of the best game names I know.

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IanNottinghamX

I want a March release!

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TheGreyArea

I'd be surprised if Game themselves are still in operation by spring 2013!!! But as for GTA, I admit that it seems plausible. all BIG rockstar titles usually have an April / May release schedule. anyway, who cares. just release it when it's ready, no rush, no panic. just make it the best game of whichever year you decide to release it. I'll be waiting for an "official" announcement in the mean time. I think we already know it's going to be amazing.

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