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GTA V Release Date

March 26, 2013

by Nicholas Laborde

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

It’s safe to say that the entire gaming world is anticipating GTA V.

Rockstar has been elusive up until the last few months, finally nailing down the spring of 2013, but without informing us of a concrete date.

Today, Amazon has revealed that we could be jumping back into Los Santos a lot sooner than you think.

Grand theft release date

Amazon has been known to paste random release dates (usually the end of the next year, i.e. December 31st 2013) on big name games without publicly confirmed release dates, and it’s to be taken with a grain of salt on most occasions.

However, today, Amazon has updated their GTA V listing to reflect a new release date: March 26th, 2013. Note that the listing does not reflect this date, but any existing pre-orders received an email today about an amended release date. Pictured is my email.

The screencap says the 27th, but that is due to my old next day shipping still being on the order.

This is a Tuesday, which makes sense in the US for a release, and since Rockstar has promised a Spring release, this lines up perfectly.

Factor in how GTA IV came out in April of 2008, and it makes perfect sense.


While this is by no means official, it is as close to concrete as we’re going to get.

In the meantime, I’m going to be replayingGTA IV while we wait for the next iteration of Rockstar insanity.

There are also plenty of fantastic AAA titles coming out between now and then, such asAliens: Colonial Marines in February.

2013 looks to be a fantastic year.


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GTA IV was late April, LA Noire was mid May, Max Payne 3 was mid May....

So I was pretty much expecting end of April, or into that's pretty friggin sweet if it's March!!

That is the same day as Bioshock Infinite. I doubt Take Two will release two of their biggest games on the same day. Grand theft auto alone will make up any loses they have seen last quarter, plus make up a huge profit for them. Same goes for Bioshock Infinite, I'm sure that game will have a huge opening week. So, I think, it's a wrong date and we will see GTA V in April or May. It will be a new quarter for Take Two and I don't think they have any games coming out after Bioshock Infinite.

Hopefully not for the sake of games releasing in March. Mid april/may would be best imo.

Gonna be May 20th.

Atto Suggests...:

Book - Malazan Book of the Fallen series 

Game - Metro Last Light

TV - Deadwood

Music - Forest Swords 

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Doubtful. I expect an April/May release

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