i heard tht previous GTA's were advertise for 7-8 months after the first trailer so maybe around May or June 2012...if not then probly around october 2012 or early 2013...I really hope its in may.. I CANT WAIT!!!!!
It's definitely not going to be in May because Rockstar runs its marketing campaign for a good couple of months before releasing the game and there has been no marketing for this game except for release of info every now and then. Also, Max Payne 3 is coming out in May and Rockstar is fully focused on its release. I think it may come out towards the end of this year, but I personally hope in the summer too because I want to get my hands on it after watching the trailer!
Based on when Rockstar has been releasing there games these past few years I would guess GTAV comes out April or May 2013. I wish it would come out this year, but I'd be very surprised. They like releasing one big game a year. Max Payne 3 is this years.
I am agreeing with October for a release. GTA 3, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas were all released in October; although GTA 4 and Gay Tony were released in April. GTA2 was also released in October. While I am thinking October for GTA 5, there is a good chance it wont hit stores until next spring. Especially if we don't start seeing a lot of TV spots and trailers until the fall. I remember the first trailers for GTA Vice City came out at least 5 months in advance of the game! This would be about the time GTA 5 trailers should be coming out if they plan on an October release.
The past 3 years rockstar has been releasing their games in the middle of May. Red Dead Redemption, La Noire, and Max Payne 3. I'm guessing the trend will continue. May 14th 2013 is when I believe it will be released.
I mean when they do finally put a release date in the next few months or so from now, i'm sure they'll wait till the launch date gets to be 2 or 3 weeks away and then they may descide to delay it to a later date. it's happened before with other games in the past.
Quite a few magazines who were covering E3 have hinted at an early 2013 (first quarter) release. Sounds about right to me. They do have a lot of insider knowledge and plus, it's unlike Rockstar to not campaign heavily if they planned on releasing it by the end of this year. So I think we should all sit back.