[UPDATE] It seems that this “news” originated on NeoGaf earlier today in a thread where someone revived the April Fools’ Play magazine cover. It happened to make its way to various media outlets shortly after. It is, indeed, fake. You can see original thread here.
Play Magazine is in the spotlight once again and even the same issue, 217. The magazine claims that Rockstar’s highly-anticipated GTA V will also appear on Sony’s new handheld, the PlayStation Vita. We’ve seen Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories and Chinatown Wars all hit the Vita’s predecessor, the PlayStation Portable (PSP). So, why wouldn’t the Vita, a portable powerhouse, receive the iconic open-world title?
Whether it’s GTA V or a Vita exclusive, we can’t deny the fact that it’s only a matter of time before Grand Theft Auto graces the Vita. The system is obviously capable of handling it. The real question is a matter of “when” not “if”. E3 is right around the corner and Rockstar could really steal the show by revealing a full console GTA experience on the Vita.
Our minds can, and probably will, run wild with ideas of this (possibly nonexistent) title. Only time will tell how much of our fantasies is true.