GTA V: This 9 Year Old Game Is the Most Anticipated Title of 2022

Grand Theft Auto V on PS3

New research listing the top most anticipated video game products of 2022 highlights GTA V with almost 3 million internet searches worldwide.

First released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V is set to be issued on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X systems when it is released in March 2022. While Rockstar Games might have been busy with Red Dead Redemption for most of the intervening years, it is incredible that a game released two generations ago should be garnering so much attention.

While missing the charm of the early games, the GTA series has become a global phenomenon. The forthcoming March 2022 release of the game will have performance improvements and technical tweaks for a more authentic experience that matches the next gen hardware. experts analysed worldwide Google search trends for 80 games released this year to establish the most anticipated titles.

Video Game Releases 2022Game CategoryAverage Global Monthly Searches
GTA VAction-Adventure2948780
God of WarAction-Adventure1605950
GhostsInteractive Movie1300740
Elden RingAction Role-Play793860
Lost ArkMultiplayer Role-Play449490
Horizon Forbidden West Action Role-Play394900
Steam DeckConsole381000
GTA OnlineAction-Adventure292310
Gran Turismo 7 Sports Simulation265900

Curiously, several titles in the list are from established franchises and either remakes or sequels. The most curious inclusion, however, isn’t even a game at all – it’s the Steam Deck, Valve’s upcoming portable Linux-based PC gaming system.

The big question is, of course, will GTA V meet expectations, or will PS5 and Xbox Series X be hankering for the glory of days past?