Currently news aren’t clear about the GTA 5 & Max Payne 3 release date and Rockstar didn’t do any comment about it. The thing is that Fudzilla just published that GTA 5, which seems to be in development, will kill Max Payne 3. Firstly it’s the end of many contracts of the major employees working on the new GTA, and secondly the lack of information about Max Payne 3 could be a clue that Rockstar are working on Grand Theft Auto V. So it seems that Fudzilla agrees with the famous video game analyst Michael Pachter, who thinks that it would be released for late 2011. Moreover they say that GTA V will be announced at the next E3 in June 2011… Stay tuned!
If a rumor spreading around the net this morning turns out to be accurate, it looks like we may expect to hear a lot of Westside Connection on the soundtrack to the next Grand Theft Auto V. VG247 reports (absurdly) that according to a mysterious anonymous source, Rockstar has chosen Hollywood as the setting — or at least the inspiration for the probably fictional setting — of Grand Theft Auto 5.
And if a bizarre dialogue with an anonymous source seems a bit of a stretch to believe on its own, note that Eurogamer also later reported this morning that their own independent (and anonymous) source told them Rockstar is definitely researching Hollywood, although this source couldn’t confirm if the research was for Grand Theft Auto. Rockstar, unsurprisingly, only said that they wouldn’t comment on “rumour” or “speculation”.
There’s still no telling when Rockstar will actually announced GTA5 so we can all find out its setting for sure, though. Rumor initially had it they may have had the bombshell announcement planned for E3 back in June, but obviously that never came to pass. So until Rockstar does decide to share the news, take these rumors with a grain of salt.