Crucially only PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are mentioned for that release window, suggesting that the inevitable PC version will be behind it, alongside what’d also expect to see: a Nintendo Wii U version.
Anyone wondering whether this will appear on PS Vita or 3DS (in some form) are also left doing exactly that.
Once again, the publisher is keen to convey that this will – predictably – be somewhat grand in scale. Using words like “largest”, “thriving” and “sprawling” points to a game that’ll be about much more than just Los Santos, the LA-styled area seen in GTA: San Andreas last generation.
“Grand Theft Auto ‘ builds on everything we’ve learned about open world game design,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We can’t wait to share it with fans.”
The game will be available for pre-order starting next week, if you like to do that sort of thing. Tip: it’s highly unlikely that the game will be unavailable to buy on its release date, but there you go. It’s expected that major publications will get the jump on everything GTA very soon, if there’s anything of note we’ll let you know as soon as we’re able.