Waiting for games is not easy, waiting for a new is particularly difficult. According to National Alliance Capital Markets analyst Mike Hickey, we’ve still got a bit of a wait for GTA V – but, there’s still a possibility it will release this year.
“It seems unlikely that Rockstar Games would launch both and in the month of May,” said Hickey.
“Therefore, we have shifted our original expectation for GTA V to launch in May 2012, into the Company’s 2013 fiscal second-half operating period (release window: Sept. ’12 – March ‘13).
“We remain confident GTA V will ship in calendar year ’12, based on an assumption that Rockstar is using a sub 12 month marketing window for GTA V and the Company’s fiscal 2013 performance guidance, which would suggest the game’s release.”
The ever-good-for-a-quote Michael Pachter, of Wedbush, has weighed in with his own point of view, saying that GTA V “would benefit from giving Call of Duty some breathing room.”
So, very late 2012 or early 2013 it is then. Oh, in other Rockstar news, . Dang!