Rumor: ‘GRAND THEFT AUTO V’ Gets OCTOBER RELEASE According To Employee Resume

If you’re a doubting asshole, you are free to take this as nothing more than rumor. If you’re a gullible tool you’re free to consider this Grand Theft Auto V  news as evidence of an employee done fucking up.


Like several major games in the franchise,  Grand Theft Auto V  is being developed by Rockstar’s Edinburgh, Scotland-based Rockstar North studio. Character animator Alex O’Dwyer is an employee at Rockstar North, according to both  his LinkedIn page  and  his CV, and he seems to think that  Grand Theft Auto V  will launch this October.

As seen in the image above, O’Dwyer’s CV puts  GTA V‘s launch window firmly in the holiday season — not exactly a bizarre concept considering Rockstar’s history of launching GTA titles during the holidays (with the exception of  Grand Theft Auto IV, that is). It would also put sufficient time between Rockstar’s May launch of  Max Payne 3, but would  totally  buck the trend of Rockstar releasing more than one title in any given year. It’s worth noting that Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, may not be keen on launching  GTA V  in the same month as  BioShock Infinite.

Regardless, we’ve reached out to Rockstar and O’Dwyer for comment, but, well … it’s Easter. Hopefully we’ll hear something soon. For now, we’re putting this squarely in the “rumor” column.

What do you think? Joystiq presented enough compelling evidence to convince me this is just an employee fucking up and dropping a date of which they’re not even certain.