techincally GTA5 can still be announced, since it would most likely be announced at either the sony or MS press conferences, in trailer form. Just because Rockstar isn't showing games at the show doesn't mean this announcement can't happen (I guess)
I don't really think this is News, Rockstar has never really attended E3 and never announced anything at it. The only exception is when Microsoft paid them 50 million for the GTAIV DLC, so they were obligated to attend their Press Conference.
Rockstar can make their announcements any time of the year and people will pay attention. This way they also don't need to divert their team to creating an E3 demo which cuts into development time of the main game.
I personally really like Rockstar's attitude towards PR cycles around their games. They don't try to continually build up interest for their games over years, they wait till they are ready to show something and they just show enough to get you interested. They are not putting out trailers based around the marvels of their shotgun for example. GTAIV and Red Dead had longer than usual PR cycles for them because the games got delayed after they showed the first trailer, which hasn't happened to them before.
Every time I saw Rockstar at E3, they had some section of the floor cordoned off in big trailers with banners for what they were showing, but never letting anyone outside of invited VIPs to look at it. Probably the only time I saw Rockstar actually in a regular booth was in 96 when they were showing the first GTA. Once GTA III became huge, they started to do E3 the way they've been doing it since, playing it really close to the chest. This makes sense that they finally said screw it and just didn't show.
The last E3 I saw them at was when they announced The Warriors for PS2. It was a badge of honor to be seen walking around the show floor with a Rockstar Games The Warriors swag bag.
I hate to criticise things like this, but ugh that first paragraph still annoys me.
"and upcoming titles like Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire, " could be removed completely from the first paragraph as both those titles are mentioned later on in the same sentence.
No offence to the new guys posting the news here, there's just something about all these news articles that makes this site lose it's identity. I never came to this site for news and still don't, however I did enjoy reading the Giant Bomb Staff's view on the news and things they found wanting to post. There's god knows how many gaming news sites that report on this stuff all the time and all this news being posted here as well just gets rid of the unique feel this site had.
Maybe I'm the only one that has these views, but these articles are almost putting me off the site completely for everything other than the Quicklooks and Bombcast.
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