If the latest reports are to be believed, Rockstar's upcoming open world, action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto 5 could hit the stands in October this year.
The news has come after it was announced that Distributor Take-Two's other upcoming project, first-person shooter BioShock Infinite, would be delayed.
Take-Two's investors are genuinely disappointed with the news and the company's stock dropped six percent when the announcement was made official. However, this could arrive as a blessing in disguise. According to an email from Michael Pachter of Webush Securities to Joystiq, In our view, the delay opens the window for Grand Theft Auto V to be released in October 2012.
Pachter believes that the Bioshock delay is not necessarily a chance occurrence. Rockstar had already informed the publisher that GTA5 would be ready by October, and thus BioShock Infinite was offered a few extra months of development time. This was done so that the two titles wouldn't clash and end up competing with each other.
He has said that Take-Two has an upcoming earnings call which is scheduled to take place in a couple of weeks, and there is a chance that more about the release date could be revealed at that time.
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Moreover, E3 is on its way and more light could be shed on the matter then, if not at the earnings call, according to a Joystiq report.