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."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.