Today, Sony stirred up some speculation by tweeting about GTA V coming to PlayStation 4. But Rockstar Games tells us that was just a typo.
Anyone who's seen the impressive videos and screenshots of September's Grand Theft Auto V has probably wondered if the game will come to next-gen consoles. Rockstar, however, has talked only about Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. So you can imagine our surprise to see this tweet from Sony's UK Twitter feed:
@mrxmas123 GTA V is going to be amazing, especially on the PS4! What other games are you looking forward to playing, Norman?— Sony UK (@SonyUK) August 27, 2013
That tweet, spotted by NeoGAF, comes as a response to a player who mentioned being excited about what he calls "GTA 5 MIAMI" being on the PlayStation 4… a console for which the actual game GTA V hasn't been announced. Sony UK's response seems to suggest that the game will be on PS4. Which, of course, did sort of seem like a typo, though the Sony Twitter account has also been retweeting the guy's excitement about the GTA V on PS4.
We reached out to Rockstar and Sony to ask what the story was. A Rockstar spokesperson told us that the tweet is a typo and pointed out that the Sony UK Twitter account isn't directly related to Sony's PlayStation division. (They tweet at @PlayStationEU.) We've yet to hear back from Sony, but we'll update this article when we do.
Update: Sony has confirmed the typo and apologized on Twitter:
Apologies for the typo about GTA V. It's due for release on PS3 on September 17th.— Sony UK (@SonyUK) August 27, 2013
Original post follows.
While next-gen versions of GTA V—likely to be one of the biggest games of the year—seem probable, this would have been a very peculiar way for the news to get out, particularly because a next-gen announcement this early would likely take a bite out of current-gen preorders of the game.
It's been a heck of a few days for Sony and GTA V—this all comes shortly after the pre-load PlayStation 3 version of the game was hacked, resulting in a number of spoilers and music playlists hitting the web. (Sony has since acknowledged the leak and apologized.)