Rockstar's 'Grand Theft Auto 5' Pre-Halloween Launch, Too Big for E3

By , Updated Apr 28, 2012 09:34 PM EDT

Rockstar might reveal the release date of their highly anticipated game Grand Theft Auto 5 sooner than expected. 

As most major game companies are waiting until June's E3 video game conference make major announcements, Rockstar could break the trend and release details for a GTA 5 October 23 launch.

According to Wedbush Securities video game analyst Michael Pachter, Rockstar will skip E3 s they've done in past years.

"They've outgrown the show. I think they're way too cool to go. My read on those guys is they like stealing the thunder from everything else," said Pachter in an interview with GTTV.

"So if I had to bet, I'd say you'd get an announcement on GTA 5 the day before E3 starts, that'd be Monday, June 4. They don't show up and that's all anybody can do is talk about GTA 5 at the show."

 "I know that's too close to BioShock Infinite...I don't think the Rockstar guys care about a 2K game. My read on those guys, is they like stealing the thunder from everybody else."

Pachter continued saying that he predicts the GTA 5 title will hit stores October 23.

Since Rockstar released the first official trailer in late 2011, fans eagerly awaited for the latest news regarding Rockstar's GTA series.

There were also leaked maps which showcases the game's location setting of Los Santos and Vinewood, a stylized version of Hollywood in Los Angeles. Fans will most likely be able to explore beyond the realm of San Andreas with new vehicles and possibly aircrafts.

Gamers have also learned that Rockstar plans to use its online service platform called Social Club to allow crossover multiplayer with GTA 5 and Max Payne 3.  Players can create crews from Max Payne 3 game and will be able to play them on GTA 5's multiplayer mode.  The new feature will create a 'deeper and richer' gaming experience within an immersive collaborative playing environment.  Developers will be working hard to integrate the two games and making the transition of crews as smooth as possible.

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