Before this, the only other game that had used RAGE was Rockstar Games Presents: Table Tennis, which acted as a tech demo for the new engine, and featured enclosed environments.
Part of the reason for the long development time was that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game were developed side by side.
to Xbox with GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, and to PC for GTA IV). However, Rockstar has now had experience working with RAGE in open environments, with Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Red Dead Redemption, and most likely Rockstar's AGENT is using it. However with other projects going on, while they may have been developed at other studios, Rockstar Games is unlikely to promote more than one game at any one time.
If they begin to hype up GTA 5 before Max Payne 3 (released in May 2012) and AGENT (TBA), much of the attention will be drawn away from these games.
So far Rockstar Games has remained very quiet about GTA 5.
After April 2008, some of the team at Rockstar North continued development to work on the episodic content for GTA IV.These points add to the probability of a 2013 release of Grand Theft Auto 5.Another point to bring up is Rockstar's marketing strategies.Many online stores put up dates as a way to encourage people to pre-order GTA 5 - they were not official. Grand Theft Auto V released on Play Station 4 and Xbox One on November 18th, 2014.The PC version finally came out on April 14th, 2015.