GTA V October launch hinted at by Rockstar North employee

The employee's CV has since been pulled

GTA V could very well launch this October, on time for the holiday shopping season, according to Rockstar North character animator Alex O'Dwyer, who mentions the title and launch window on his CV and LinkedIn - this has since been pulled, as noted by Joystiq.

Max Payne 3 is slated to ship next month, and it would be a bit odd for Rockstar to ship two huge titles in the same year. On top of that, publisher Take-Two Interactive is planning on launching BioShock Infinite this October as well, so the company may not want to risk any chance of GTA cannibalizing the new Ken Levine title.

It was only last month that Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said that a 2013 launch for GTA V now seemed likely based on retail channel checks. If GTA V ships in the fourth fiscal quarter for Take-Two (ending in March 2013), the company's fiscal year would still reap a big benefit from the blockbuster release.

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Latest comments (5)

Martin Wilson Programmer, Eutechnyx Ltd5 years ago
This is BS. I worked with the animator in question for a few years during his time at Eutechnyx and found him to be nothing less than a completely professional, hard working individual. There is no doubt in my mind that this is nothing more than someone doctoring his CV to get a "story" out there.

They even slipped up by listing "Rockstar North" in a column for publishers and not developers!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Martin Wilson on 10th April 2012 12:43pm

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Sandy Lobban Founder, Noise Me Up5 years ago
In my own personal opinion...

You need to take a look at yourself if you are doing the rounds on linkedin profiles/CVs for a news story. The close to trolling aspect of this overshadows the article's attempt at news people would find interesting. fail.

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Lewis Brown Snr Sourcer/Recruiter, Electronic Arts5 years ago
I agree, I doubt this was anything other than an innocent typo or something being misinterprited from Linkedin.
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Jon Norfolk Art & Animation Consultant, OPM Response Ltd5 years ago
Clutching at straws and adding to the rumour mill...
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Dave Mitchell Founder, Two Tails5 years ago
I'm sure Rockstar will let us know when they're ready :)
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