Wednesday, January 9, 2013

GTA 5 marketing enters new phase

When you think about where the majority of Grand Theft Auto fans will be when it comes to advertising GTA 5 you would not expect Warsaw in Poland would be the ideal place to attach a giant promo poster to a building. Maybe one of America’s largest cities could be beneficial to those in control of marketing, but earlier this week GTA fans were treated to billboard photos on the fansite
According to Michael Reynolds from Cvgworld, Rockstar Games are doing a great job when it comes to promoting the upcoming installment, although International Digital Times question why they would start their publicity campaign in Poland, as opposed to the like of the US and UK. Some may feel that Poland was used in an attempt to test the waters, but we feel the hype surrounding the game would gather more momentum in the US.
While we are still waiting to hear of an actual release date we are under the impression Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently scheduled for a spring 2013 launch in Europe and North America for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, additionally rumors suggest a Wii U version could also be coming out at the same time. The release date has been a closely guarded secret by Rockstar, although Amazon may have inadvertently revealed the time to those pre-ordering their copies and apparently, Grand Theft Auto V will be expected early March, even though other sources have suggested an April release.

It is worth mentioning that The Last Of Us and GTA V are the two that feature the highest, and we feel that the already established fanbase could have something to do with this topping the poll, so we are unsure which is best. What is your opinion? Do you feel Grand Theft Auto V will be the game of the year?


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