It is an informal rule you quickly pick up when covering video game news. It is not an iron rule like gravity but it comes close: the bigger the game title under development, the more intense the rumors swirling around its development. Well, when it comes to video games, few games get any bigger than the highly popular open world action adventure game series, Grand Theft Auto. It has a new installment under development and it has, in accordance with the rule described above, an angry swarm of rumors following it. Just enter Grand Theft Auto 5 into Google’s blog search and you will eventually run into a GTA-related rumor. Ditto for Google News. This game is huge and the fact that its developer Rockstar Games has been quite tightly lipped about the game’s details only work to keep the buzz and rumor level around this upcoming title at feverish levels.
The latest rumors swirling about the upcoming installment is that the game will drop in the fourth quarter of 2012. According to the Facebook page of the New Zealand and Australian branches of Xbox, Grand Theft Auto 5 will drop in the final quarter of 2012. Microsoft is giving out Xbox 360 titles to participants who ‘cracks the code’ for their promo. You merely need to like their FB page and then enter the contest. Grand Theft Auto 5 factors into all this because the contest’s graphic image mentions GTA 5. The contest runs from May 1 all the way to December 20 or whenever the code is figured out. Bloggers say this means that GTA 5 will be released this year because the terms of the promo says the games cover “almost every game released for the Xbox 360 in 2012? and the bottom of the image has the box art for GTA 5. Bloggers conclude that this means the heavily anticipated game will drop in 2012.