“Grand Theft Auto 5” may be coming to the PlayStation 4 for $49.99, according to a recent image of the listing that appeared on the PlayStation store this week. Unfortunately, the image was quickly removed.
YouTuber DomisLive showed the image in a video on Tuesday, leaving many fans wondering when the game will be available and how much it will cost.
“Supposedly Sony listed the game on the PlayStation store, then after they realized they made a mistake, they quickly removed it,” DomisLive, or Dominic C, said in his video.
Despite rumors that the title would be delayed for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, more evidence confirming a release date in the near future is piling up. Game testers are even trying the game out on Steam.
In August, it was rumored that the game might not reach the PC at all, after a reported marketing director for developer Rockstar, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) claimed that the New York City studio wasn’t interested in creating a PC version of the open-world game. Rockstar didn’t confirm or deny this, but 4chan users hacked the director’s site after the announcement, demanding that Rockstar create the game.
In June, Rockstar announced the best-selling title would reach the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC sometime during the third or fourth quarter this year, though the studio didn't reveal any more details regarding the releases, including specific launch dates.
On Aug. 29, a rep for the company did confirm via the studio’s support page that the game was coming by the end of 2014.
"I'm also looking forward to the PC release," the unnamed rep replied to a fan who asked if the game would be delayed for the platform. "However, this release date has not changed."
“GTA 5" launched last October for the Xbox 360 and PS3. It's an open-world action game developed by Rockstar North of Scotland and published by Rockstar Games. “GTA 5” received highly favorable reviews and was the 15th installment in the “GTA” series and the first game since 2008’s “GTA IV.” Within 24 hours, the game brought in more than $800 million in revenue.
The Spike Video Game Awards gave the title the Most Anticipated Game award in 2012. Following its release, the game received the Game of the Year award at the 2013 Golden Joystick Awards. Only three days following its release, IGN listed “GTA 5” as second on its list of “Top 25 Xbox 360 Games.”