Originally Posted by blklightning
I can't think of any game that gets that much buzz over some simple screenshots. My guess is based off the earnings report, the fact that they said they don't want to give up too much of the game before it releases, and the fact that October is GTA's traditional launch month. But you take the safe route and say next year and I'll stick with the risk route and say October.
Considering the only thing anyone is "risking" here is being wrong
, I don't think the stakes are very high.
Either way, no one but Rockstar know, so it's pointless to even debate this any further.
I doubt even Rockstar knows. They likely have a "target" window that they discuss internally, but they probably have enough unknowns at this point that even they don't know the exact release date. Not only do they still have development work to do, but with a game this big, they have to coordinate with marketing, global production/distribution, and work within the larger Take Two release schedule.
Setting a release date is no easy thing for a major title like this.