Did Rockstar Sneak A May, 2012 Release-Date Easter Egg In GTA V’s Trailer?

Leave it to our awesome readers to notice something even we missed.

Obviously, the whole gaming world has been poring over the just-released GTA V trailer, trying to glean as much about the game as we can with such limited information. We posted our own analysis of the trailer too, and commenter Jonathan noted “when he puts up the for sale sign it says 2405 which might be the release date”.

The moment happens at approximate minute 0:54; here’s a screenshot of what he’s talking about:

To clarify, in Britain, where Rockstar Games is Headquartered, like the rest of Europe they render dates as DAY/MONTH/YEAR, instead of MONTH/DAY/YEAR like we do in here in the US. So today’s date, rendered in America as 11/4/11 would be 4/11/11. 24/05 would be May 24th. Commenter Dan adds “A 5/24 release date makes sense. GTA 4 was released on a Thursday and 5/24/12 falls on a Thursday too. That is a good catch by Jonathan.”

It wouldn’t be the first time a developer threw an easter egg like this into a trailer, but what do you think?

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6 Comments on Did Rockstar Sneak A May, 2012 Release-Date Easter Egg In GTA V’s Trailer?

Anthony S

On November 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm

It’s wild speculation… but who cares! It’s GTA V! We all want it!

Anders Liljeblad

On November 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Also, @ the postal car that passes by very quickly at that scene. If you can stop it just when its about to pass you can see its license plate number, which is 24UBS925. If you re-position those numbers, you can get this: 24/5/92 > 2405

daniel hill fatfighter-fourty-two

On November 6, 2011 at 8:04 am

I’M NOT SUPRIZED ON RELEASE DATE SINCE 2010 MAY (RED DEAD REDEMPTION) & 2011 MAY (LA NOIRE)SO GTA V 2012 MAY IS MOST LIKELY AND A GOOD DISTANCE AWAY FROM THIS MONTH

wutter

On November 9, 2011 at 4:34 am

For shure this is true no doubt now way theres that much coincidence

forgotten_alcoholic_android

On November 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

Wow. I just hope the ending for this one isn’t as depressing as GTA IV.

oldmate249

On February 14, 2012 at 4:50 am

like daniel hill said all those games come out in May. but max payne 3 come out may dont it? would the release 2 in same month they both good games? maybe 2013 may sounds good for a gta? last gta took some time to come our from the first trailer.