Rockstar Games Warns Fans About Grand Theft Auto V Beta Scams
Considering the popularity of GTA V, which was able to generate $800 million in sales within the first 24 hours of release, it is no surprise that scammers would try to capitalize on that success and anticipation of the current-gen release. However, in warning gamers against these scams, Rockstar also revealed that there would be no beta test.
“Please note: There is no pre-release ‘beta’ test for Grand Theft Auto V,” reads the message posted on Rockstar's website. “If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam.”
Rockstar didn’t mention any specific scams in its message to GTA V fans. However, it should be said that consumers should make sure that such offers are issued through official channels.
Grand Theft Auto V will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18 while the PC version is slated for January 25, 2015. It is currently available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.