Grand Theft Auto V ready for Christmas?

Ben Parfitt
Despite the fact that GTAIV still has plenty left to give in the shape of the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive DLC, US games mag Game Informer claims to have word that the fully-fledged console sequel will arrive by the end of the year.

PSU quotes issue 190 of the magazine as stating: We're not talking about new DLC or a collection of previously available DLC, we're talking about a full retail game. We expect this title to follow the suit of previous GTAs and use a subtitle such as GTA: San Andreas. Tokyo might be a possible setting for the game, but details are non-existent at this time.”

PSU goes on to say that it wouldn't be surprising for RockStar to release the next GTA this soon – as you may recall, Vice City hit the shops only a year after Grand Theft Auto III was released for PS2”.

However, with the development hours needed to complete a game of GTA's scale on next-gen consoles, 18 months would seem like an exceptionally fast turnaround – particularly if the next title is to be set in a brand new location.

MCV has contacted Rockstar for comment.