Rockstar says Sony's GTAV on PS4 tweet was a typo

Publisher says tweet from Sony UK suggesting upcoming open-world game is coming to next-gen system was just a typo.

The official Sony UK Twitter account today suggested Grand Theft Auto V is coming to the PlayStation 4, but that is not the case, according to Rockstar Games.

A Rockstar Games spokesperson told GameSpot this afternoon that the tweet was just a typo.

Sony UK's tweet was directed at a fan who was enthusiastic about "GTA 5 MIAMI." The company responded by saying "GTA V is going to be amazing, especially on the PS4!"

The company also retweeted a tweet from the same user regarding a PS4 version of GTAV. Sony has since sent a tweet apologizing for the typo.

"Apologies for the typo about GTA V. It's due for release on PS3 on September 17th," the company said.

GTAV launches on September 17 only for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sony recently apologized to Rockstar Games over a PS3 pre-load leak of the game in Europe.

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Twiztid-Maddox
Twiztid-Maddox

Why would anyone want Grand Theft Auto 5 on Playstation 4, when we could be playing Grand Theft Auto 6 on Playstation 4!?

tightwad34
tightwad34

If this turns out to be true, which I don't think it is, then the leaker is in the clear. If it doesn't ring true, then they deserve whatever backlash is coming to them. I guess it irks me when people do shit like that.

justerthought
justerthought

@tightwad34 If it's a genuine typo, how can you crucify someone for typing one letter wrong. A 4 instead of a 3. Humans make mistakes.

Forget the typo. The real clue is in Rockstar's comment. They claimed it was a typo. Full stop. But the telling thing is that they were unable to say "GTAV is not coming to PS4" because that would be a lie. It is coming 6 months after the P3 launch.

If it was conspiracy theory, Rockstar would have no hesitation in saying there will be no PS4 version. But they have never ever said that. They have only given reasons why it is being released on current gen first. Websites have added the words 'Not coming to PS4' as an interpretation, but it is bad journalism because there is zero proof to back that statement.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@justerthought I was generally referring to people who leak shit on purpose when they know they really should not do it. Same goes for spoilers. I guess it's just a pet peeve of mine.

innocent69
innocent69

Poor Sony, it's sounds like last generation all over AGAIN......

Sony apologizes for removing backwards compatibility, Sony apologizes for removing Linux, Sony apologizes for personal data being hacked.....ETC, ETC, ETC 

justerthought
justerthought

@innocent69 Never be too proud to apologise. When was the last time Microsoft apologised for all the controversy relating to the XB1 u-turns or 360 RROD.

The xbox 360 never had backwards compatibility, never had linux. So your criticism is meaningless. Linux was a free gift but users started using it to hack the system and pirate stuff, so Sony had to remove it. Don't blame Sony, blame the hackers. Unless you're one of the linux hackers who feel robbed of a tool to rob Sony. 

Only1Commenting
Only1Commenting

@innocent69 M$ apologizes for trying to screw over gamers oh wait no they didn't even TRY to make an apology

zassz
zassz

The thing is these "Leaks" and "Typos" are really just marketing ploys made by Sony to boost sales of PS4 even higher. I mean if it was only one of them it wouldn't be so obvious but 2 in such a short space of time is to convenient to be mistakes.

chris120379
chris120379

everybody at sony UK should drunk dial their ex girlfriends like a normal person would, not drunk tweet about important matters such as this...lol

justerthought
justerthought

@chris120379 The whole tweet thing is overblown out of all proportion. Even governments are using it to tweet important facts. Tweeting has now become part of our culture, so they are using it as a way to get closer to the man on the street. It's like a father turning up at rock festival wearing his suit trying to act cool in an attempt to socialise with his children.

stamina_brown
stamina_brown

for those of you betting on a next gen version of GTAV: yea it is a typical business move for ACTIVISION,UBISOFT, and EA. but yall seem to forget that one of the reasons why R* is held to such high esteem is because they actually CARE about their products more than trying to make money off of it. they treat each and every one of their games like art. unlike the companies i just named

sethfrost
sethfrost

#drunktweets - ... somebody was fired today.

kizzle32
kizzle32

Geez, Sony Europe needs to get their shit together...first, the GTA V leaks and now tweeting this crap?! lol

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

When it's time for a GOTY, you'll see it on next gen consoles. 

stamina_brown
stamina_brown

@Heshertonfist u must not know R*...they would put all their resources into gta 6 before they do that..besides when have u ever seen a "game of the year" GTA....ever?

sanchango
sanchango

@stamina_brown @Heshertonfist Stupid question, but have there been game of the year editions on non DLC games/consoles(i.e. ps2, ps1 )

I know they had platinum hits/greatest hits/etc where they drop the price, but I have never seen one that has literally stated GAME OF THE YEAR edition.

which brings me to this point, GTA IV was the only DLC based GTA game every GTA before it didn't have DLC and therefore it is not necessary to have a GOTY edition.

noandno
noandno

So it's a typo....

or is it????

edinko
edinko

All they want is that you are stupid enough to buy the game 2-3 times. For old gen then the PC version and then the next gen console version

Sydrum
Sydrum

WOW. Sony are really fucking R* up aren't they? They sure will be pissed.

BattleOverlord
BattleOverlord

Ok so Sony f**ked up with the gta V leak (downloable game) and official Sony UK made probably another "leak" But what happened? Rockstar will give game to console players first but no game for PC gamers. Thats punishment for you rockstar if you would chose better way to release it on pc first no leaks will be there. In short sentence - Rockstar gave console players exclusivity again and screwed pc players and as result is you have 2 leaks before game release, good job rockstar. Little hint for you focus on PC players and you will be fine...

vivalatour
vivalatour

I don't care about GTA V coming to ps4 , I just want my game for my ((((((( PS3 )))))))

Ghost-Eye
Ghost-Eye

Wouldn't make me want to buy the PS4 on release anyway since most of next gens games are on current gen and are exactly the same apart from graphics also most launch titles are poor has the devs don't know how much the new systems can handle so i'll wait at least a year before buying one by then i'll have more info on which console to get.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@Ghost-Eye 

Well said and I completely agree with you.

Why so many are wishing this was on next gen and not the current one is a little baffling to me!

I understand that people want the new console and want this massive title to be part of it, to a certain extent. It's why so many are keen to throw their money at something, when it is still an unknown and may be total disaster.

I believe that the next generation of consoles to be so underwhelming, everything is better and faster but not amazingly so! There is not that many things to be excited over next gen, in my opinion. Nothing that really jumps out and says "That's Brilliant" or "Oh wow, I want that now."

I'm with you, I'd rather wait a year and enjoy all the games I've yet to play on this gen, Grand Theft Auto V being the main interest for me, as many others.

I'm so thankful to Rockstar, simply for keeping their baby on this generation.

MrRyubusa
MrRyubusa

@Ghost-Eye Graphics are extremely important to some gamers. I find that graphics are really important when it comes to immersing myself in the game world. The same reason why BF3 is more fun on PC than it is on consoles, because you're closer to the screen, the game looks better and hence you're more immersed. However, not all gamers are like that. Some people don't care as much for graphics, I think it's just different wiring in people's brains, those who are more sensitive to colour, light and aesthetics generally care quite a bit about graphical fidelity, like myself. The improved graphics on the new consoles alone is enough reason for me to buy one, but there's a lot of other great new things coming as well. I totally get your stance though!

Ajensen87
Ajensen87

Sonys PR are mindless f*cks. I can understand why is R* pissed off.

Mraou
Mraou

Sony are burning bridges with R*

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

Jesus. It isn't hard to proof read a damn tweet before sending it

bernard978
bernard978

First an asset leak for GTA V on their store and now a mistyped tweet, Sony what are you doing!

Not that I care much personally, GTA are all virtually the same.

Only1Commenting
Only1Commenting

@bernard978 Strange because I don't remember swimming in GTA 1. I don't remember GTA 2 being 3D. I don't remember being able to use a chainsaw in GTA: London. You get my point.

crazycat690
crazycat690

@Only1Commenting @bernard978 Yeah, it's like saying all MGS or Battlefield games are all virtually the same because their core gameplay mechanics are the same. You know, the stuff that makes the game that makes Gta Gta. Don't know what these trolls would want to be happy.