Leaked screenshots which feature unbelievable release dates are always a little on the dodgy side. Why are they always blurry and low res? When was the last time you saw a computer do a screen grab and then apply a Vaseline-like filter over the top? Answers on a postcard to the usual address, please.

Back on topic, according to a blurry shot posted online by Gameranx - who, it should be pointed out, warn readers to not get their hopes up - Rockstar's long-awaited Grand Theft Auto V is due to launch before the end of the year - Q4, 2012, to be exact.

Given the lack of information on the game so far, we'd say this is about as likely as McDonald's adopting an all-vegetarian menu tomorrow, but there you go.

The screenshot in question is replicated below. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

[via gizmodo.co.uk, gameranx.com, ubergizmo.com]