Grand Theft Auto V will release worldwide on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during spring 2013, Rockstar Games has announced.

The release window was announced ahead of parent company Take-Two Interactive's proposed fiscal Q2 2013 earnings call, which had been due to take place in New York later today. That has since been called off, however, due to the catastrophic effects of Tropical Storm Sandy.

Talking about GTA V's release date, Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser said: "Grand Theft Auto V builds on everything we've learned about open world game design. We can't wait to share it with fans."

Rumours of a spring release date hit the web earlier today following a tweet from retailer GAME. The tweet - which has since been pulled - showed marketing material outlining the spring 2013 release date.

More information on GTA V is expected to be revealed next week. On November 8, further details on the game - including a set of previously unseen screenshots - are due to be revealed via Game Informer.