Grand Theft Auto V coming spring 2013 - Gematsu
Grand Theft Auto V coming spring 2013
posted on 10.30.12 at 12:06 PM EST by (@salromano)
This chick and her iFruit sure are happy about it.

Following multiple retailer leaks, Take-Two and Rockstar Games have officially announced Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide in spring 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Grand Theft Auto V builds on everything we’ve learned about open world game design,” said Rockstar Games founder Sam House. “We can’t wait to share it with fans.”

Grand Theft Auto V will be available for pre-order in stores beginning November 5. A “host of new information” on the game will arrive next month.

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  • Charlie

    Highly anticipating this one. Hopefully it’s a major upgrade to the previous game.
    Dat artwork….

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Hell Yes!!! & Love the artwork.

  • what about pc -.-

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Yall probably get it a little later.

    • YangTerlupakan

      this is R* and PC always become priority from them., yeah expect RDR i mean <,,<

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Yea thanks, whatever. I’ll wait for the inevitable all-in-one package including all DLC. First half of 2013 looking crazy as hell in terms of high profile game releases. So naturally my money will not go to Rockstar as this will most likely be a poor-ass port-job on PS3 again (frame-rate issues, sub-HD etc.), with timed exclusive DLC on 360. 

    • ” this will most likely be a poor-ass port-job on PS3 again”

      Tell that to Bethesda…

      Edit: Oh… And Ninja Theory as well…

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        You are right, but that’s why I have never bought a single Bethesda game, ever. I don’t intend to change that. At least I buy Rockstar’s games on PS3 once they are re-released with all the patches and DLC on disc. 
        Bethesda simply have no friggin clue how to code/program for anything besides 360. Their games are a broken mess on PC and only playable after several patches and numerous community mods. On PS3 they’re plain broken. Bethesda don’t give a shit about PS3/PC owners and they sure as hell did not deserve that GotY award. That one should’ve gone to Rocksteady and Arkham City.

        edit:// Oh boy you just reminded me that my high expectations for DmC might be devastated. Ninja Theory + UE3 = probably not so much fun slashing demons on PS3 -_-
        Well, my initial concerns have been confirmed after all. NT + UE3 + PS3 = not fun at all.
        I have been very vocal with my concerns but I’m still shocked it’s that bad.

        • Well… At least give Rockstar some credit for making their games running smoothly on the PS3…

          I played the PC version of Skyrim and thought was bearable compared to my experience on the PS3… After three continuously buggy games released(Fallout 3, Fallout NV, Skyrim), they got the nickname “Bugthesda” as a result… Now Bethesda is planning to release Skyrim: Premium Edition with CDs, post cards, a novel and a T-shirt with no DLCs in sight in UK later. Additionally on the PC version, you get a bonus CD with some OSTs, an ebook and videos… Which I think because of the excessive patching on the console platforms, they use this “Premium Edition” as a quick cash-in just to recoup costs…

          To sum it all up… Once someone gets the PS3 “Premium Edition”, they can expect this post card in their box… (Top comment taken from IGN)

          Assassin’s Creed 3 could grab that GotY award away from Arkham City once this year is finished…

          Edit: About DmC, I link you to a guy’s experience on DmC demo in PAX… Warning: If you’re planning to get DmC, don’t read this link… It “might” destroy your motivation on getting it… But hey, there’s another hack and slash game coming out right after a month DmC released, it’s called Metal Gear Rising…

          I let you judge for yourself….

          • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

            Thanks for your extensive reply Raiu. I share your sentiments and I give Rockstar much more credit than Bethesda. I buy their games and I do not state they don’t know shit about coding/programming. I’m definitely getting GTAV, just not at launch. I meant last year’s VGA’s btw, where Bethesda were shoved the GotY award for Skyrim down their incompetent throats.
            Thanks for the DmC link ;) 
            MGR blew me away at TGS. It was the only game worth queuing 4 effin’ hours for. I’m even contemplating to buy both the Japanese LE and the standard UK one (German version will probably be censored as fu**). MGR was hands down the best game I’ve seen on the TGS show-floor and I hope Platinum get the commercial recognition they deserve with this game. Critics love ’em because they’re fuckin’ awesome. But sheeple still prefer to buy the annual COD re-skin than truly amazing and original games. 

            Your post just means I won’t be getting DmC. My initial concerns have been confirmed after all. NT + UE3 + PS3 = not fun at all.
            I have been very vocal with my concerns but I’m still shocked it’s that bad. MGR, on the other hand, is a d1p, I fucking love Platinum, they’re geniuses and they own the action genre. Best part is they never cater to western audiences but always stay true to their Japanese heritage and produce ridiculously insane fun games.

            • lol… I don’t think you can sustain your love for Platinum for long… There’s an obstacle between you two and it’s called the WiiU… I hope your wallet can stay alive  for the time being… :P

              • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

                Well, right now Bayonetta 2 and wonderful 101 are the only exclusives :P
                Seriously: I’m getting WiiU once more core games (not ports of old games) by Nintendo’s studios are released (Metroid, F-Zero, Zelda, proper Mario game, something by Retro) and once they cut price, which should happen around spring 2013 judging by Ninty’s recent history ^^

                • Yeah… The new Zelda is the only thing that kept me interested in the WiiU but it’s not enough to entice me yet… I don’t want another Wii neglected state and I tend to avoid that…

                  Ninty did said that they don’t want a 3DS-like price cut for the WiiU especially it’s sold at a loss at launch… If WiiU does badly, I say around Fall 2013 Ninty will go back on its words and price drops otherwise they “might” pull out from the hardware business and go multiplaform.

                  But that’s just my predictions for the future… so who knows…

            • I’ll jump in on this conversation. ^^

              I haven’t had much trouble with Rockstar games on PS3. I’ve only played RDR, LA Noire, and MP3 on PS3 though. (I heard GTA 4 was rough until they put out patches. Lots of games struggled early on PS3 though.)
              They all seem fine to me, but I’m aware none of these games are high octane action games. I also have Enslaved for PS3, and it runs fine. (Not sure I would call it an action game? Sorta?)

              I more than agree when it comes to Bethesda though. I’ve wanted to play some of the games they released, but I’d have to pick them up for 360 or my PC. I typically don’t have the spare money laying around to do that. I’m also awful about buying PC games on steam, and then having no time to play them.

              I can say that Dishonored runs without issue for me on PS3. Not technically a Bethesda game though… they just published it.

              I really have no idea how they get away with the bs on PS3. They shouldn’t be allowed to released games for the PS3, not in the condition they do. It’s cheating the customer, plain and simple.

              As for the new DmC coming out. I’m actually looking at getting it for PC. Capcom recently said the game would run at 60 FPS on PC, while only running at 30ish on consoles. I do enjoy playing the games on Playstation, like I always have, but I’m willing to go PC for the 60 FPS.

              It’s the one thing I think does make a difference in fast paced action games. You notice the slowdown in FPS on those games quite often. I played Bayonetta on the PS3, and while it is better after the patch, I can notice the frame rate dips unfortunately. =(

              I’m not too picky I suppose. I’ll admit, FF 13-2 was kinda laggy on the PS3 sometimes, but it didn’t really bother me. The combat never had problems, so I didn’t really have any issues with it. Like I said above, it’s most fast paced action games that I have issues with.

              Now, if the game is just unplayable, or has critical game failing bugs, that is way different.

              • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

                Thanks for sharing your experience Zero. Rockstar’s games are fun and they really got the grip on PS3 recently but the huge open world and fast paced action might actually push our beloved aging consoles to their absolute limits. Those DLC deals are business decisions but I decided to wait for the complete edition as Rockstar re-released each of their games in said version at a much cheaper price point later. I’ve got plenty of games to keep me occupied until then, no rush. 

                Bethesda are simply criminals and their games sell on hype alone. I personally don’t particularly enjoy their games as I believe they’re poorly written and not much fun to play on consoles. Dishonored was developed by Arkane and merely published by Bethesda and it’s definitely on my most wanted list once I’m back in good ol’ Germany. 

                Concerning DmC I will probably wait for a Steam sale/deal as playing it on PC with a 360 pad should be lots of fun. 60fps on UE3 can be easily achieved on decent PCs. Thanks for the reminder. I also enjoyed the heck out of Enslaved but that constant screen tearing was irritating as hell.

                • DLC is something I can always discuss. The way it’s handled today is fairly annoying, but I don’t really see this process changing, or going away. Publishers use downloadable content in a variety of ways.

                  – Online passes (Charge people who buy the game used.)
                  – Season DLC passes (Get consumers to commit to buying all the DLC.)
                  – Tons of MP add-ons (Map packs and bonus weapons.)
                  – Bonus single player content (We cut out this mission, but you can play it for $10)
                  – Post story single player missions (I typically enjoy this type of DLC.)

                  I like to wait for complete sets as well. Game of the Year editions can also be helpful.

                  I’m not really big on most downloadable content offered these days. So much of it is microtransaction content. Buy a special gun, or buy a special perk, for like $1-5. I’ll admit, it was smart of publishers to do this, and because everything is going digital, I don’t see any of this going away.

                  If I had to grade Rockstar on DLC, I’d probably give them a decent score. I think RDR Undead Nightmare is an example of what DLC should be. Post story content that is separate from the game. It brings you back to a game you might have finished, and it doesn’t punish you for it. The GTA IV episodes are pretty solid as well.

                  While I will agree that having the content all on one disc is great, I won’t criticize Rockstar for the content itself, the ones I touched on are quite good.

                  I played the heck out of Final Fantasy 13-2. My biggest problem with that game was the downloadable content. They spread everything out, had no season pass, and locked some content that was already on the disc.

                  The coliseum content was probably the worst. These were more or less challenge fights, but they released all of the content at a snails pace. By the time the best stuff was released, I had finished playing the game months ago. I bought the content and returned to the game, only to be punished for having not played it recently. These were tough fights, and I didn’t want to grind again just to beat them with a perfect score.

                  I did enjoy the Lightning episode, which was by far the best piece of downloadable content they offered for the game.

                  Oh well, enough of my DLC talk. I’ll finish this up.

                  I really hate how games can run so differently on the 360 and PS3. Like you mentioned, most games running on UE3 are programmed poorly for the PS3. With the next generation of consoles, there will be no excuse for this to happen anymore. I hope that if it does, the game will be punished for doing so. Not just by the critics, but consumers as well.

                  All the consumers who bought Skyrim for PS3, should be allowed to send the game back to Bethesda for a full refund, and possibly more.

                  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

                    Well said sir, thanks for sharing.

      • YangTerlupakan

        Frist : yes bethesda engine is full-shit for PS3 

        Second : I never know ninja theory engine is so much trouble too really suprise!!

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          NT are using UE3 on their multi-plat games. The amount of games that run decently @UE3 on PS3 can probably be counted on one hand. It’s an issue of the engine but it still sucks NT are using it.

          • YangTerlupakan

             now i know why epic never make ps3 games from internal epic team

            • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

              true, they’re Gears only XD

    • Rafi

      I have to login to reply your comment…, ok now back to the topic.

      Personally i’m not so sure if the PS3 version will be Sub-HD like Red Dead Redemption (1152×640), updated RAGE engine already shown us par version both PS3 and Xbox 360 of Max Payne 3 (720p) in term of visual and performance and it did quite good.

      Speaking of timed exclusive DLC on Xbox 360, well…. it is not your fault if you are mad with Rockstar, feel free to blame them in term of timed exclusive DLC.

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        Sorry, I forgot about MP3 (didn’t purchase it). While resolution was identical RAGE still commends an advantage on 360 and MP3 was a fairly linear corridor shooter. I’m not that optimistic for an open-world game.  

        Concerning DLC I’m not mad at Rockstar, MS are to blame as they’re paying developers/publishers to keep content off their competitor’s machines for a certain amount of time. That’s just not worthy of any comments. They save me lots of money, however, as I’m gonna wait for the much cheaper complete edition. 

    • Noctionus

      “So naturally my money will not go to Rockstar as this will most likely
      be a poor-ass port-job on PS3 again (frame-rate issues, sub-HD etc.),”

      GTA IV DOES look better on PS3.

  • vertical09

    Pretty excited ~ 
    unfortunately, with all the JRPG’s coming out in 2013, this’ll go waaaaay down my purchase list =P

    • Noctionus

      Don’t worry. It’ll sell more than 20 millions like GTA IV.

  • bebestorm117

    YES! GTA V is coming. Im so excited nothing compares to GTA! I already know it will my goty… I really hope dlc will be episodic like last time.

  • bangarang

    iFruit :) nice. can’t wait for this and all the minor details – clever billboard ads, radio commercials, car names – that never go unnoticed. Q1 & 2 2013 are gonna be packed!

  • Finally -_- at last we get a game millions have been waiting for. Will forget all about Versus or HL.. at least this will be out and is real.

  • Aldridge517

    She reminds me of Kate Upton, because she’s blonde and in a bikini (major generalization) Lol

  • FaithlessMr

     Ahah, that iFruit logo….R*, classy as usual :D


    lets see some footages 

  • Yvonne Strahovski confirmed!!!
    And please make it more like GTA San Andreas with a lot of things to do, doing crazy stuff and more humor, most importantly don’t make the control like GTA IV.

    • d g

       I knew it!! Soon as I saw her I was like doesn’t she looks like Miranda? Thanks for confirming she is beautiful.

  • PrinceHeir

    ehh let’s see if it can even hang with the big boys like Yakuza, Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause 2.