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Sony Apologizes Twice in One Week for Major ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Mistakes

Sony just can’t get it right this week.

The company had to apologize earlier in the week after it allowed assets from the highly anticipated game “Grand Theft Auto V” to be leaked, resulting in major spoilers being published online.

“Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets,” read a statement published on the PlayStation Blog. “These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the PlayStation Store in Europe. We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content.”

This did little to appease angry gamers and game maker Rockstar.

“As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game’s launch. GTA V represents years of hard work by many people across the world, and we all couldn’t be more excited to finally share it with you properly this September 17th,” read a statement on Rockstar Newswire.

Then, right on the heels of all this, Sony dug itself deeper by tweeting that the game would be available on PlayStation 4, when, in fact, it will only be available on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Yesterday, the Sony UK Twitter account replied to a fan talking about his excitement for the game by saying, “GTA V is going to be amazing, especially on the PS4!” It also retweeted a message from that same fan which stated the game will be available on PS4. Once its mistake had been pointed out (after getting plenty of people excited about the nonexistent PS4 version), Sony found itself apologizing yet again.

A follow-up tweet, which was sent out two hours later, stated, “Apologies for the typo about GTA V. It’s due for release on PS3 on September 17th.”

While fans have still been pre-ordering the game in droves, all the hullabaloo (we’ve always wanted to use that word) has dampened a bit of the excitement — especially for anyone who hoped to play the game on PS4 while knowing nothing about the game’s ending or soundtrack.

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