Rockstar: No Grand Theft Auto Sequel in 2009

There is "no truth" to the recent reports that a full Grand Theft Auto sequel could be released by late 2009, series developer and publisher Rockstar told Kotaku.

The rumor first popped up in gaming magazine Game Informer, which claimed that the alleged sequel would be a full retail game--not just a collection of DLC--and could sport a subtitle, such as Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, instead of jumping to Grand Theft Auto 5.

However, 2009 will not be devoid of new Grand Theft Auto. The franchises' first Ninteno DS release, Chinatown Wars, arrives on March 17, while the first of two Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable episodes for Grand Theft Auto 4 hits February 17.