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GTA 5, LA Noire next year - analyst

Research firm predicts 2011 arrival for Rockstar crime games

Research firm Cowen has estimated that Rockstar's LA Noire and the next Grand Theft Auto will both be released in 2011.

In its latest research note, the firm predicts that GTA 5 should arrive in the second half of next year. A pretty good guess, if you ask us.

"With just nine weeks until the end of FY10 and no announced release date for the title, we now assume 'LA Noire' will be released in 2011, and have removed it from our FY10 revenue build," it says.

"Take-Two continues to struggle with timely title releases. This presents risk to our FY11 estimates, which continue to assume the next console 'GTA' release in 2H:F11."

You should take the prediction with a pinch of salt of course, because another analyst's guess that GTA 5 would be shown at E3 two months ago proved they're not always right.

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