RUMOR(?): GTA V Is Belgian Magazine’s April 2012 Cover

Update: Chief is Belgian, not Dutch. Corrected.

Grab your contraband weapons and ski masks, people: We may soon be getting our first real look at Grand Theft Auto V. That is if an image posted to the blog All Games Beta turns out to be real. They’ve posted what looks like the cover of the April issue of a Belgian gaming magazine called Chief, featuring the GTA V logo, and several teaser lines. If true, then this means, for some reason, that either Rockstar is going to the Dutch press first, or that someone has leaked some pretty important stuff.

There’s just a couple of catches. First, All Games Beta appears to be a content farm/clearing house for iffy rumors and easily available information. That doesn’t mean the this is fake of course. However, Chief Magazine’s official website doesn’t load. It appears to have gone down this afternoon, however, as I was able to briefly access it prior to that, my guess is that increased traffic due to this rumor crashed it. Even so, this would be an astonishing amount of information for a game that most analysts think won’t be out until 2013. Until we can verify this is indeed the cover, be wary.

Here’s a look at the supposed cover. NOTE: The teasers (translated) say: “The mystery unraveled”; “The first images”; “Los Santos already mapped”; “Who will be the new Niko Bellic?”

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6 Comments on RUMOR(?): GTA V Is Belgian Magazine’s April 2012 Cover


On March 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’m Dutch and I’ve never heared about this magazine. Ever.


On March 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Because it’s a Belgian magazine

Ross Lincoln

On March 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Thanks Bjorn and Marc. Chalk it up to the English language search engine not giving me accurate information, and Google Translate recognizing the text as Dutch. I have corrected. Please do feel free to make fun of me.


On March 23, 2012 at 1:01 am

Hopefully this isn’t an April joke…

About Chief’s website, only the homepage crashed. The other pages are still available, F.E.:


On March 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

on cit2

i doubt gtaANY will offer as much as what i just mentioned


On March 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

Give me some Niko Bellic <3