UK tabloid The Daily Star will pay "substantial damages
" to Grand Theft Auto
creator Rockstar Games over a false story claiming the publisher was working on Grand Theft Auto: Rothbury
. Rockstar sued the newspaper after it made the claim in July
that the company was working on a game based upon the events of a manhunt in north east England
The false newspaper story was also accompanied by what was implied to be the cover of the game. A lawyer for the newspaper acknowledged that the claims against Rockstar were untrue and apologized for the "upset and damaged caused."