Grand Theft Auto V launching on Xbox and PS3 in Spring 2013

Can you believe it's been over four years since Grand Theft Auto 4 landed? The next instalment in the phenomenally successful franchise has been eagerly awaited for quite some time, particularly since its creators and developers, Rockstar North, announced GTA V a full year ago.

Since then, gamers have been tantalised and teased by its creators and developers, first with an early preview trailer, and then with a series of screenshot releases showing off the expansive gaming environment and many of the vehicles that players can look forward to causing mayhem with.

Today, Rockstar North has announced that GTA V will launch in Spring 2013 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. There's currently no mention of plans to offer the title on PCs or, unsurprisingly, for Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console, which is due to launch next month.

GTA V is set in what Rockstar refers to as "the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created, set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond - from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean.

If the excitement is all getting a bit too much, soothe yourself with the knowledge that you'll be able to pre-order your copy of the new game very soon. From 5 November 2012, pre-orders will open worldwide, and Rockstar promises to release even more info on what the game has to offer next month. Woohoo!

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the official trailer below:

Source and images: Rockstar Games

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What the hell Rockstar! You don't drum up this kind of excitement and then say "Oh it's coming out in a year".

McKay said,
What the hell Rockstar! You don't drum up this kind of excitement and then say "Oh it's coming out in a year".

Apparently you're not used to Rockstar's way of releasing.

Reacon said,

Apparently you're not used to Rockstar's way of releasing.


LOL, too true sadly.

Damn, I hope they come out with a PC release.
And not just a crappy port, a good release unlike GTA IV, what a joke that game is on PC.

GS:mac

Can't wait, although I wanted it on PC.

Why bring out a new game for a console the same year a new one will be announced?

tytytucke said,
Maybe they will port it to next gen?!

Considering the next PS3 will continue to use Cell/PPC technology, the next Xbox will also have a PPC GPU/CPU. They should easily remain backwards compatible.

~Johnny said,
Maybe they'll remember to make this one fun this time.

yup.. it was the first one i found boring. i only ever do major pc upgrades to play the next new gta and when part 4 came out i tried it a bit for a day or 2 and got bored real fast and didn't bother even trying it again for a month or 2. Combine that with the pc performance issues it made for a disappointing game sadly.
They better start adding back the stuff the removed from previous versions and stop stripping the game down to nothing. San Andreas was trashed on for having bad gfx when it came out but at least it had so much more to do in the game that part 4.
In other words i'm saying screw the damn graphics make the game fun.
If i want a boring PC game with fancy graphics i will go to the store and pick one (blind folded).

Phouchg said,
As always with GTA. And I'll happily wait, too...

ya right lol
they always release the PC version about a year after the console version so your gonna be waiting longer than you think (if you want the pc version) and i don't know about anyone else but i think its an insulting kick in the face by Rockstar to release to console players first a game designed for them only to wait a year having to hear about how much fun everyone is having while you wait for a poorly designed console port. ..and by that time half the game info is leaked and you already know all kinds of spoilers etc
Consoles suck and PC gamers are 2nd rate

No PC mentioned at all, figures. Thanks Rockshit. After Max Payne 3's horrid PC release (and patching) I guess I shouldn't expect any less these days. Hell, it wouldn't surprise me if GTA5 either doesn't come out at ALL for PC, or comes out a friggin year later.

No way I'm playing a game this stunning on decade old console hardware that'll make it look like ****. Maxed out or nothing. This'll be a good excuse to upgrade my rig next year.

gzAsher said,
No way I'm playing a game this stunning on decade old console hardware that'll make it look like ****. Maxed out or nothing. This'll be a good excuse to upgrade my rig next year.

exactly. If your gonna enjoy playing with a turd then the least you can do is play with the shiny one.

I can't help but think this is a fail from the start, and I don't really know why, possibly the fact of no PC yet, but I'd be playing it on the 360.

depths of oceans ...

Picture this :..
In one of the missions you get to talk to a crazy Russian Submarine captain and once you kidnap some idiot you go on the submarine, and once at depth shoot the guy from the torpedo tube ....

Oh Rockstar ... amazing possibilities

Also, FU for the PC version

I don't believe it R* stayed the bitch they were in 2001 and onwards, They need to understand the Most of the people now are switching To PC, Thats because Current Gen Consoles are just too old, More than too old. AC3 on Consoles is a real big let down, Right now R* is the only stupid Company not to support PC, Consoles are near as death. AC3 will feature DX11 for the first time in the Series, **** YOU R* You don't deserve PC Gamers money, You treat us like Bitches, When we are getting more respect from other Gaming Companies.

faizanali said,
I don't believe it R* stayed the bitch they were in 2001 and onwards, They need to understand the Most of the people now are switching To PC, Thats because Current Gen Consoles are just too old, More than too old. AC3 on Consoles is a real big let down, Right now R* is the only stupid Company not to support PC, Consoles are near as death. AC3 will feature DX11 for the first time in the Series, **** YOU R* You don't deserve PC Gamers money, You treat us like Bitches, When we are getting more respect from other Gaming Companies.

OMGNO BOOOOOHOOOOOOO You treat us pc gamers like bitches you don't respect us, you only want our money, your the only company in the world to do this and im gonna cry now WAAAAAAAAA

OMG...................The Xbox and PS3 looks so cheesy now compared to a PC. Have they played the new Battlefield on an Xbox vs a PC? After playing on the PC I don't ever want to touch the Xbox version again. My video card in my PC now is so much more powerful than an Xbox. I thought games for PC drove video card sales? Why spend $200+ on a video card and then upgrade it a year later? I've had the same hardware in my Xbox and PS3 for so long that I wish I could upgrade those instead of my PC.

I remember with GTA4 they complained how hard it was to optimize for a PC (which I can understand with all PCs having different specs), but come on now. Make the fans happy. That's the real reason for being in business besides making money.

Besides...GTA with a keyboard and mouse is so much better than a console. I love GTA so much that I bought it for PS3, Xbox and PC, but only play it on PC. Just bought the others since I'm a huge fan and they were on sale for cheap later on. Bragging rights really. Why do people collect fine art then? lol.... That's just me though and I'm not like YOU.

nicedreams said,
OMG...................The Xbox and PS3 looks so cheesy now compared to a PC. Have they played the new Battlefield on an Xbox vs a PC? After playing on the PC I don't ever want to touch the Xbox version again. My video card in my PC now is so much more powerful than an Xbox. I thought games for PC drove video card sales? Why spend $200+ on a video card and then upgrade it a year later? I've had the same hardware in my Xbox and PS3 for so long that I wish I could upgrade those instead of my PC.

I remember with GTA4 they complained how hard it was to optimize for a PC (which I can understand with all PCs having different specs), but come on now. Make the fans happy. That's the real reason for being in business besides making money.

Besides...GTA with a keyboard and mouse is so much better than a console. I love GTA so much that I bought it for PS3, Xbox and PC, but only play it on PC. Just bought the others since I'm a huge fan and they were on sale for cheap later on. Bragging rights really. Why do people collect fine art then? lol.... That's just me though and I'm not like YOU.


Optimizing for PC is easy. They don't really have to take into consideration all the different systems, just low-end, mid-end and high-end. Make proper use of the Windows API and let the OS take care of the hardware control.

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