Major US videogame retailer GameStop in its investor conference call revealed that the company doesn't believe Grand Theft Auto V will be released in 2012. Company president Tony Bartel stated that the game isn't "factored" into the retailer's 2012 forecast.
Bartel did list the games that the retailer is factoring into its inventory for 2012, including Ghost Recon: Future Solider, FIFA 13, NCAA Football 13, Madden NFL 13, Borderlands 2, Halo 4, Assassin's Creed III, Resident Evil 6, Max Payne 3, a new Call of Duty game (read as: Black Ops 2), and Protoype 2. Those titles, Bartel states, the chain will be "banking on" for the year.
"In terms of GTAV, we don't have followed information that we can share at this point so we have not put that into our forecast," he then informed investors. "We would adjust our estimate if we had knowledge that GTA was coming out (in 2012)."
In the same conference call, CEO Paul Raines expressedthat the next generation console from Microsoft would feature "anti-rental tech".