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Grand Theft Auto V is now unlikely to be released this holiday season, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has admitted.

Despite previously believing Rockstar Games' highly anticipated open-world action sequel was a good bet for an October 2012 release, Pachter now believes that the game's no show at E3 2012 means a 2012 release is unlikely.

However, given Take-Two's revenue guidance for the current fiscal year, Pachter remains confident that GTA 5 will be released before the end of March 2013.

"There was no announcement of Grand Theft Auto V at the show, making a pre-holiday release less likely," wrote Pachter in a note released to investors yesterday. "Company management confirmed that it would most likely notify retailers of a GTA release 3 – 4 months prior to launch, suggesting that a GTA release date announcement is virtually certain to occur by November."

So, whilst it doesn't look likely that we'll be playing GTA 5 this year, we may end 2012 at least knowing when the game will be coming to stores.

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jeffyboy40@ Wido

widos spot on again,they should give you pachters job
Posted 16:41 on 08 June 2012
jeffyboy40's Avatar


DUUUUUUGH! That pachter guys such a goon,if he said rain it would be dry,black it would be white,long it would be short,why doesnt he just go away?
Posted 16:37 on 08 June 2012
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Woffls@ munkee

Yessss Pach Attack is brilliant. He's a pretty cool guy when you watch him on that show, and stuff like Bonus Round.
Posted 14:22 on 08 June 2012
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munkee@ Chaza_snake

They were wearing James Earl Cash masks, dragging publishers into the room and threatening them not to mention GTA for risk of a red target, carrier bagging. Michael Pachter was tied up in the corner for his "October" slip of the tongue, which he has now (unsurprisingly) retracted.
Posted 14:17 on 08 June 2012
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munkee@ Woffls

I quite like Pachter. He's a fairly charismatic guy who's completely immersed himself into the industry. I have no need for a financial analyst. But, Pach Attack is entertaining web TV :)
Posted 14:13 on 08 June 2012
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Rockstar were at E3!!!
Posted 13:52 on 08 June 2012
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Rockstar haven't attended E3 since, when, 2009? Their absence means nothing, and I still think GTAV could be released this October. At the moment they're focussing on Max Payne 3, so drawing attention away from that wouldn't be a good move.

Pachter gets way too much ***** for just doing his job. Who the hell else gets news stories generated about a "note to investors"? Is he the only financial analyst who deals with games? Of course he isn't, he's just the guy we love to hate, and we never hear about the things he gets right.

For what it's worth, I still think GTAV will be released in October.
Posted 13:30 on 08 June 2012
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Pachter needs to predict when his death bed is. Sounds harsh? Nah, not at all because of the crap he has been sprouting for years!

GTA V is clearly going to be either a 2013 release or a Next Gen game, simple as that.
Posted 13:09 on 08 June 2012
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^ Oh, that's a nice thing to assume! :p

I believe (hope) Neon is referring to Pachter...
Posted 13:06 on 08 June 2012
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@Clockpunk ?
Posted 12:54 on 08 June 2012
mydeaddog's Avatar


The bullsh*t merchant gets it wrong again.
Posted 12:00 on 08 June 2012
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I'm almost positive that this isn't gonna be released until May next year!
Posted 11:51 on 08 June 2012
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Clockpunk@ Batmamerc

Regarding a Feb-March release date:
[Scotty]She cannae tak nae moore, captain![/Scotty]
Posted 10:15 on 08 June 2012
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We still need more info on the game or are they just expecting us to know the gist of the game already so not bothering with details? Ill be happy with it not coming this year to manic just yet even though this Xmas season is looking rather sparse wit aaa games besides the usual yearly affairs, I would like it to be a January february release though.
Posted 10:14 on 08 June 2012
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Cue a November date in: 3...2... :p
Posted 10:08 on 08 June 2012

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Release Date: 18/11/2014
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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