Gotta love those vague seasonal release windows, right? We know Grand Theft Auto 5 is releasing this 'Autumn' (or Spring in Australia), but there's a big question mark over whether it'll release before or after the annual October bottleneck, when about eleven million games will release. According to Danish retailer Coolshop Europeans will get the game November 14. It could be placeholder, but games usually release on Fridays in Europe so it's possible .
November currently has Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and The Crew among its biggest titles, while October is an embarassment of riches with Evolve, Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Alien: Isolation and tonnes more. When push comes to shove though, it's doubtful Rockstar is too concerned with the movements of its ostensible 'competitors', given it managed to make $1 billion within three days of releasing for PS3 and Xbox 360 last year.
Here, for posterity, is a screengrab of the release date:
After nearly a year worrying it would never happen, GTA 5 was confirmed for PC and next-gen consoles at E3 in June. It will boast an enhanced video editor and significantly boosted visual fidelity when it lands. If you're mad with anticipation, check out our GTA 5 PC trailer analysis and a list of ten games which will sate your urge for open world mayhem while we wait.