GTA 5 Release Date Leaked by Zavvi.com (Report)
Online retailer Zavvi has published a release date for GTA 5 provided to them by their supplier which corresponds to other speculation.
UPDATE: The legal representatives of Zavvi have gotten in touch with Gameranx with information that the report below (sourced to Eurogamer PT) is factually incorrect. We apologize for the misinformation.
Zavvi have subsequently confirmed to us that they are currently unaware of what the release date for Grand Theft Auto V is.
That said, you can scroll to the bottom of this post to look at three new screenshots put out by Rockstar today.
The European-based online retailer Zavvi.com has posted what appears to be a release date for Grand Theft Auto 5. When questioned, the retailer confirmed that the release date of November 23, 2012 was provided to them by their supplier.
"I can confirm that this is the release date forwarded by our supplier," said a spokesperson for Zavvi to Eurogamer PT. "If the release date changes, our website will be updated immediately."
Although the release date of Grand Theft Auto 5 has yet to be formally announced, game analysts like Michael Pachter have expressed their belief that the game may well be released this year.
Furthermore, previously revealed resumes of staff at Rockstar Games working on the game gave good indication that the game would be out around October. Given the nature of game development, there's a good chance that their internal release date of October have slipped by a month.
The game's release in November doesn't seem too far fetched given the company's recent ramping up of their marketing machine, which began with the release of three screenshots yesterday. Rockstar says that they plan to release more screenshots later this week.
There's a good chance that we'll hear a formal release date statement from Rockstar Games fairly soon.
Update: Rockstar has released three new screenshots of GTA 5 showing what appears to be the main character parachuting, playing tennis & racing.