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GTA 5 info at E3?

Analyst believes we may get a glimpse next summer

Jesse Divnich, director of analyst services for Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), thinks there's a chance we may see a new Grand Theft Auto title at E3 in June next year.

"I think we're going to hear about another Grand Theft Auto," Divnich told Game Informer. "I think there won't be any playable stuff. I think they'll give you some type of teaser, because we do think that a year from then in 2011 we're going to see another Grand Theft Auto."

So what does Mr Analyst think about possible exclusivity deals? "I don't foresee Microsoft or Sony attempting to obtain any type of exclusivity with the next Grand Theft Auto. Microsoft paid a lot of money for exclusivity on the downloadable content for GTA IV, which unfortunately did little to move consoles for Microsoft.

"Back in 2004, the Grand Theft Auto was a huge brand, but only relative to the other brands that existed at the time. While the GTA brand is certainly bigger now than it was five years ago, others have emerged to reach similar levels of success, such as Call of Duty or Guitar Hero. In other words, if Sony gets an exclusive deal on GTA V, it would do little to disrupt Microsoft's ability to move hardware, and vice versa."

So chalk in summer 2011 for Grand Theft Auto 5. What do you think?

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