Not even two days into the new year and already there is speculation going around in terms of the possibility of the next Grand Theft Auto game. Gamers and video game journalists alike are asking the simple yet the unanswerable question: "Will "Grand Theft Auto V" be released this year?"
Let's think back to around early-mid 2007 when Grand Theft Auto IV was announced to a more-then-eager public with it's first trailer being released to the fans. That was around three years after the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. If Rockstar North have hypothetically been working on the next Grand Theft Auto game since Grand Theft Auto IV's release, then it has spent nearly three years in development and production and the next Grand Theft Auto game's announcement would be made on a similar time-frame to the duration between the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the unveiling of the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV if it where to be made some time this year.
While the chances are very slim that we will be playing the next Grand Theft Auto game any time this year, the chances are very high that we will see something in the way of official information, perhaps even an official trailer, for the next Grand Theft Auto game sometime this year. Rockstar Games are currently working on promoting their upcoming 50's detective game L.A. Noire which is set for release sometime between the start of March and the end of May, Rockstar North are currently working on another crime-detective epic exclusive to the Playstation 3, Agent. When L.A. Noire's release is out of the way, granted if nothing else pops up (Agent taking L.A. Noire's place on Rockstar Games' agenda), leaves room for an announcement and the promotion of the next Grand Theft Auto game from June-onward.
Keep an eye out on this website over the next few months, if there is an official announcement for the next Grand Theft Auto, you will hear about it here!