Understandably, people are upset - no, mildly inconvenienced - that since the November 2nd trailer, no additional information on GTAV has been revealed. Newsflash: Grand Theft Auto is not the only franchise with a Rockstar logo on it. Shocking, I know. If you need to sit for a minute while you attempt to wrap your head around this revelation, go ahead, we'll wait.
As mentioned earlier, Max Payne 3, a game who's prequel was released nine years ago, was the subject of Rockstar Games' "biggest and boldest marketing effort thus far." This was a huge project to undertake, and it required the involvement of multiple Rockstar Studios to complete. Hypothetically, had Max Payne 3 came out four years earlier, resources would have been spread thin as they simultaneously put out GTAIV, and in consequence the game would not have been anywhere near as good as it is now. This logic can also be applied to GTAV.
Perhaps the reason for such a long delay in announcing new GTAV information, despite everything in the previous paragraph, is that Rockstar wants to show significant progress since the first trailer. Any premature media has the likelihood to disappoint, cause an uproar, and eventually another one of these news posts.
By now I'm sure Rockstar North is in full GTAV batshit-dedicated mode while the other studios work on their own projects. These include Max Payne 3 updates and fixes as well the planned DLC through the end of 2012, which is why you'll still be seeing (and complaining about) Max Payne 3 posts on Newswire.
Rockstar doesn't just shove a product out the door and forget about it, and they also don't rush their releases. Doing either would be a great sacrifice of quality. Rockstar Games is passionate about what they do and they make every attempt to give us the best game experience possible, even at the expense of time. This is why their games are as good as they are. Some people replying to posts on Newswire, however, would politely disagree:
These same fans will likely praise Rockstar once the game is out and they actually play it. Or they'll just be irate because it took too long.