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GTA 5 release date summer 2012 - analysts

Could launch as early as June "to steal everyone's attention" before E3

Grand Theft Auto 5 will release next summer, according to a number of industry analysts.


The debut trailer for the game launched yesterday but wasn't accompanied by a release date. Speaking to IndustryGamers, analysts said it could arrive as early as next June "to steal everyone's attention" before E3.

National Alliance Capital Markets' Mike Hickey said: "We believe Rockstar Games is modelling a four to six month marketing window for their upcoming GTA V release, suggesting a summer '12 launch period."

Wedbush Securities' Michael Pachter predicted: "Would guess it does pretty well when it launches in June. They want to steal everyone's attention, and will do so with a launch in front of E3."

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[ SOURCE: IndustryGamers ]