GTA 5 Release Date 2013: March 24 Launch Leaked By Microsoft? [REPORT]

January 24, 2013 - Multi - Rumor Debunked
Source Says: Here's the comment in question from Nick Ritenour, which suggests Microsoft accidentally leaked the GTA 5 release date for March 24, 2013.

"I preordered it from Microsoft...says shipping/release date is March 24. This doesn't mean it's correct lol...but usually if it's not known they list it as TBA."

Looking through the comments on another GTA 5 release date story we've found another leak pegging the launch for April 24, 2013. The news was revealed by an Australian retailer after one commenter, Mat, placed a pre-order on the title. Here's the full comment:

"I have pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto V at the Australian retailer JB-HI-FI. I recently updated my pre-order with them and I directly asked when this game will be released, they responded without hesitation and said April 24 2013 (Australian release date). They continued to explain to me that Rockstar Games had notified them of this information. It also says the release date on my pre-order receipt April 24 2012. True story."