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    Grand Theft Auto 5 could release in October says analyst

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    #1 Slidell


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    Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:01 AM

    By now you've probably heard that BioShock Infinite has been delayed, to the disappointment of fans everywhere. But nobody was more disappointed than Take-Two's (Bioshock Infinite and GTA5's publisher) investors. Since the news hit this morning, the company's stock has dropped six percent.

    "In our view, the delay opens the window for Grand Theft Auto V to be released in October 2012," said Pachter in an email to Joystiq this morning. This speculation lines up with a recent story about a Rockstar employee who wrote on his online CV that GTA5 would be arriving in October.

    According to the email, Pachter believes that the Bioshock delay wasn't a chance occurrence, but that Rockstar alerted the publisher that GTA5 would be ready by October, and thus BioShock Infinite was offered a few extra months of development time (to ensure the two titles weren't competiting with one another.)

    Pachter also said that Take-Two has an earnings call scheduled in a couple of weeks, and we may hear more about the release date at that time. Barring that, there's also the chance that the publisher will speak more about it in a few weeks at E3.