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GTA V on PS4? Suggestive tweet was a typo, say Sony and Rockstar

on 27 August 2013

Earlier today, the corners of the internet that care about games went into a frenzy when Sony UK's official corporate Twitter account suggested that Grand Theft Auto V was coming to PlayStation 4.

Turns out, the tweet was just a typo. We had more than a feeling this was the case, but here's the record of what happened.

@SonyUK responded to one fan's excitement for Grand Theft Auto V by saying, "GTA V is going to be amazing, especially on the PS4! What other games are you looking forward to playing, Norman?"

Enthusiast gamers and news outlets collectively turned their heads. And rightfully so--a next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V would be the biggest news since a current-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V. @SonyUK even seemed to reiterate the point when it retweeted the same fan's original tweet, which mistakenly identified the game as coming to PS4.

A few hours ago, the matter was resolved:

Rockstar also confirmed to Kotaku that the PS4 bit was a typo. @SonyUK isn't affiliated with the European PlayStation division, which tweets from @PlayStationEU.

So, that's that... right?