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.
Update: Mr. O’Dwyer’s CV was pulled down. We still haven’t heard from Rockstar, nor have we heard from Mr. O’Dwyer regarding the date.