Grand Theft Auto V could be gracing our consoles as soon as October this year, if a leaked Rockstar employee’s CV is to be believed.
Alex O’Dwyer, a character animator at Edinburgh-based Rockstar North, seems to have inadvertently breached the wall of secrecy surrounding GTA V with a CV that places the game’s release date in October 2012. Rockstar is, of course, keeping schtum, holding to the line that the GTA V release date will be announced “in a couple of months.”
O’Dwyer yanked his CV from the internet after the cat was let out of the bag by gaming site Joystiq. An October release date would put Grand Theft Auto V up against Bioshock Infinite – a release from GTA’s parent company Take-Two Interactive – and possibly Assassin’s Creed III.
It would be unusual for Rockstar to release two big titles in one year – Max Payne 3 is due in May – but it would settle the question of whether Rockstar is waiting to release GTA V for next-gen consoles like the Xbox 720 and PS4 with a resounding “no.”
Interestingly, O’Dwyer’s CV lists GTA V as being available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC – which could point to a same-day release date for the PC version of the game – a first for the Grand Theft Auto series.