Rumor: Rockstar Readying Full GTA Sequel for Late 2009 Release?

File this one under "unlikely," but Game Informer is apparently reporting in its latest issue that a full Grand Theft Auto sequel could be released by late 2009.

"We're not talking about new DLC or a collection of previously available DLC, we're talking about a full retail game," wrote Game Informer in its "Loose Talk" column, according to PSU. nope "We expect this title to follow the suit of previous GTAs and use a subtitle such as GTA: San Andreas, etc. Tokyo might be a possible setting for the game, but details are non-existent at this time."

While the speed of the release would not be unprecedented--Vice City was released roughly one year after Grand Theft Auto III--Rockstar is already planning to release two significant DLC expansions for Grand Theft Auto IV on the Xbox 360 this year, which could be overshadowed by a full sequel.