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GTA5 - not far off?

As if we haven’t had enough Grand Theft Auto goodness recently, what with the release and subsequent enjoyment of The Ballad of Gay Tony, the very fun indeed DLC for GTA4, a games analyst has only come along and said that GTA5 will be revealed at E3 next June. Ooooh the childish excitement that we’re feeling downstairs (where we keep our games consoles, of course)

‘I think we're going to hear about another Grand Theft Auto,’ Jessie Divnich of Electronic Entertainment Design and Research told Game Informer. ‘I think there won't be any playable stuff. I think they'll give you some type of teaser, because we do think that a year from then in 2011 we're going to see another Grand Theft Auto.’

Ooh goodness gracious that would be ace, wouldn’t it? However, any exclusivity deals like the one that saw GTA4’s DLC only coming out for Xbox 360 most likely will not be happening, at least according to our man Divnich.

‘I don't foresee Microsoft or Sony attempting to obtain any type of exclusivity with the next Grand Theft Auto,’ he said. ‘Microsoft paid a lot of money for exclusivity on the downloadable content for GTAIV, which unfortunately did little to move consoles for Microsoft.

‘Back in 2004, the Grand Theft Auto was a huge brand, but only relative to the other brands that existed at the time. While the GTA brand is certainly bigger now than it was five years ago, others have emerged to reach similar levels of success, such as Call of Duty or Guitar Hero. In other words, if Sony gets an exclusive deal on GTAV, it would do little to disrupt Microsoft's ability to move hardware, and vice versa.’

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