Could Grand Theft Auto V launch in October 2012?

In October 2011, Rockstar Games officially announced its plans to release Grand Theft Auto V, the next game in its hugely successful open world crime action game series. Details about the game are still officially under wraps but it is known that the game will take place in Rockstar's version of Los Angeles, Los Santos.

Now it's looking like GTA V could be released sometime this fall. Joystiq reports that Alex O'Dwyer, a character animator at Rockstar North, posted word on his online CV that the game is scheduled for release in October 2012. That online CV has since been pulled.

If true, it means that the fall of 2012 will have a huge number of blockbuster games on tap from Rockstar's parent company Take Two Interactive. Take Two has already announced that its 2K Games imprint will release BioShock Infinite in October, along with Borderlands 2 in September and XCOM: Enemy Unknown in the fall 2012 time frame.

On the other hand, Rockstar Games tends to have a "when its done" attitude for its games, meaning that an October 2012 release schedule could, and very possibly will, change if Rockstar feels that GTA V needs more time for completion.

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