Spring 2013 is indeed the release date of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has at last confirmed.
The announcement follows on from two separate leaks confirming that date. Xbox 360 and PS3 have also been confirmed as the launch formats.
Pre-orders for the game will go live on November 5th.
"Grand Theft Auto V builds on everything we've learned about open world game design," Rockstar founder Sam Houser stated. "We can't wait to share it with fans."