PlayStation 3 owners visiting ToysRUs.com may have had a brief thrill today when they saw PlayStation 3 box art for Rockstar's supposedly Xbox-only Grand Theft Auto IV expansion disc on the company's site. Just an error, according to Rockstar.
The ToysRUs.com promo image appeared today on the front page of the video game section of the company's online store. The image shows 360 and PS3 boxart for Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City links to a page selling just an Xbox 360 version of the compilation.
The Episodes disc, slated for release next week, contains the previously-released GTA IV expansion: The Lost and Damned as well as the forthcoming Ballad of Gay Tony. It can be played as a standalone game, without a copy of GTA IV, which was released on the PS3 and 360.
Both episodes have been considered Xbox 360 exclusives since news broke in 2007 that Microsoft had entered into a deal with Rockstar Games and parent company Take Two Interactive. But all parties involved have long been unclear as to whether the exclusive is limited to a finite timeframe, leaving PS3 fans hope they'll get the episodes too.
A Rockstar rep was able to confirm that the Toys R Us image is a mistake made by the retailer and is a fake image. But the company declined to answer the question as to whether the episodes will ever come to PS3.
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