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Rockstar warns of GTA 5 beta scam (correction)

Grand Theft Auto 5 publisher Rockstar Games created an entire page on its website last year to warn people about scams regarding a supposed beta for the game, and there's still no beta for the upcoming remastered edition, the company confirmed today.

"Please note: There is no pre-release 'beta' test for Grand Theft Auto V," the page reads. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."

The re-release of GTA 5 will be available Nov. 18 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the Windows PC version will be released Jan. 27, 2015. Its multiplayer component, Grand Theft Auto Online, will be included at launch and now supports 30 players on consoles, unlike the original game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Pre-order customers will receive $1 million in extra in-game cash: GTA$500,000 each for the Story Mode and GTA Online. For more, check out the PS4 trailer below.

Correction: A Rockstar representative clarified to Polygon that the "no beta" page has actually been up since May 2013, when it was created for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, which were still on the way at the time. The rep did note that the facts itself are still true — there's no beta for the PC, PS4 or Xbox One re-releases of GTA 5. We've edited the article to reflect this.

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