Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2 is not being made by Rockstar and it won’t be coming out in the summer of 2015.
A fake article published on a “satirical” news site, Grand Times, is saying otherwise, however.
Here’s the now-removed disclaimer for the website: “GrandTimes is a satire news publication. All events mentioned in our stories are entirely fictional. Any similarities to real people are coincidental.” The disclaimer was removed, but it can be accessed via an archived webpage.
The bogus article had tens of thousands of shares on Facebook, and it was generating considerable buzz on Twitter. The term “San Andreas 2” popped up in the worldwide trends list on Twitter.
Said one person, “Got dead excited about San Andreas 2 and it’s just a fake rumour ffs.”
Added another: “If they make a Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2 im buying a new system and all .”
Another wrote: “The whole internet going crazy over an article about san andreas 2 from a satire news site.”
“That San Andreas 2 is gonna be OD. I can’t wait till 2016 tho,” tweeted another person.
Here’s what the fake article says, in part:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2 has finally been confirmed this week after Rockstar made the surprising announcement at the Playstation Experience event in Las Vegas, the day after The Game Awards. The game will take place in 1999, 7 years after the events of San Andreas. CJ will return as the main character, again being voiced by Young Maylay.
During a brief gameplay demonstration shown to a select few journalists at the event, single player mode was shown off on the Playstation 4 console. Several elements that players will be making a return.
Like the first game, players can eat at Cluckin’ Bell and get fat, then work it all off at the gym and put on some muscle. With next gen graphics the results can be humorous and disturbing at the same time.