Ahead of the eagerly awaited spring 2013 GTA V UK release date, retail giant Tesco has offered further details on the upcoming title with a more precise March 12 launch tipped alongside a £30 GTA V price tag.
Kicking the retail price wars off months ahead of the game’s eventual release, supermarket behemoth Tesco has slashed the price of its GTA V pre-orders with the original £40 price tag cut considerably thanks to a £10 off Savvy Gamer discount code.
Despite publisher Rockstar having yet to offer a more conclusive GTA V release date than ‘spring 2013’, Tesco has listed the game with a claimed March 12 arrival, a launch that would see the game play host to a high-profile mid-week release. As one of the biggest gaming releases of the year, it is expected that any March 12 GTA V release date will be accompanied by nationwide midnight retailer openings.
Looking to undercut the competition and capitalise on the high GTA V pre-order demand, Tesco is offering the latest addition to the iconic Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise for just £30 when ordered using the latest Savvy Gamer voucher code, "TDX-RJMW". What’s more, the retailer has promised that should it lower its prices further ahead of the GTA V release date, it will refund customers the difference.
Set to be launched for Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers in the coming months, publisher Rockstar earlier this week confirmed that it had yet to rule out the possibility of GTA V Wii U and GTA V PC releases stating “everything else is up for consideration.”
Speaking on the upcoming GTA V release date and the possible platforms the game could launch for, Rockstar Vice President Dan Houser added: “We are a third-party publisher. We're not Nintendo, we're not Sony, we're not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there's the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market.
“If that's on Apple we put something on Apple. Wherever it might be. I think that's the fun in what we do. We see ourselves as a content company that uses technology. We don't make it; we use it to make the most fun stuff.”
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