GTA V, the next big installment in the longstanding stalwart of the crime gaming genre, has had a rough release date and a solid pre-order date slampped upon its rear, along with a tiny smattering of new info. It seems Rockstar wants to continue its reign as gaming’s most teasing force… 

Whilst Apple likes to keep almost completely quiet about its new products until it absolutely has to reveal them, that same tactic doesn’t work in the gaming world – people need to see screens to get hyped up. But revealing too much runs the risk of losing people’s interest.

Rockstar’s always toed the line with the precision of a Russian circus act when it comes to GTA titles – it chucks out mere morsels of info. A trailer will emerge, then nothing for months. Then about five screenshots. Then more nothing.

And now this:

“Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V takes place in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California in the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond – from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean.”

That comes along with the promise of a Spring 2013 launch, a November 5th pre-order date and one new picture. That, in the gaming world, is nothing. Normally a release date is pinned to a new trailer. Or at the very least a bevy of new screens.

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But that’s not the way Rockstar rolls. And because it keeps a lid on things, we’re all the more keen. Now, time to get analysing that pic as if it’s a clue to mankind’s reason for being.

Link: Rockstar

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