Recently, the rumor pot was set astir when a Polish website posted Grand Theft Auto V promotional posters that indicated that the game was slated for a Spring 2013 release. Then, UK Retailer GAME tweeted an image of a similar promotional poster, urging followers to pre-order.
Rockstar and parent company Take-Two apparently saw no reason to keep the news under wraps any longer and have confirmed Grand Theft Auto V's release date, stating, "Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is very proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide during spring 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft."
The announcement then went onto explain that preorders would be made available across retailers starting November 5th.
It looks like PC gamers are left out in the cold again as there were no mentions made of a PC release of any sort. However, considering the past few titles in the series had a delayed PC release, it wouldn't be surprising if Rockstar announced a PC version closer to GTA V's release.
Then again, considering that Rockstar wasn't shy about pushing back release dates in the past for a better product, a Spring 2013 release for consoles might just be wishful thinking.