GTA V Release Date Revealed


GTA V Release Date?

March 26, 2013

by Nicholas Laborde

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

gta v logoIt’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.

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gta v release dateAmazon 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. 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.

This is also the same release date of BioShock Infinite, and releasing two AAA titles from the same parent company on the same day is unheard of — however, 2K has been in a minor financial slump for several years, so the idea is not entirely inconceivable.


gta v artwork oxcgn #1While 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 replaying GTA 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 as Aliens: Colonial Marines in February.

2013 looks to be a fantastic year.

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

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I'm an American from steamy Louisiana, one of the most electronically deprived areas of the United States. I've gamed since I was four years old as a result, and plan to do it onto my deathbed. I discovered I could write in June of 2010 when I started a little site called Fans of The Genre with a few friends, and that eventually collapsed three months after due to social lives kicking in. No less than two weeks after that I discovered OXCGN via the community gamer gab competition, and become a staff member shortly after. In February of 2011 I was welcomed to the Editorial staff, then in March of 2012 I was promoted to co-owner... and here I am!

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  3. As Paul said: I feel that something is afoot here – Why would they release both games anywhere near eachother? The power of the media has always been a force and I think this is a ruse somehow – possibly to keep it in the public eye, not sure.


  4. No chance, no way would Take Two release both GTAV and Bioshock Infinite on the same day. they would be sending Bioshock out to the slaughter!


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