Recently, Sony published an interview on its website with Naughty Dog’s CEO and head of creative department Neil Druckmann, in which he said that the studio’s next game could change the mainstream perception of games. However, as it turned out, he did not say that.

The next day after the interview was published, Druckmann published a post on X, where he said that his words were taken out of context. The interview was heavily edited without the studio head’s knowledge.

Sony has now removed the interview in its entirety and apologized to Neil Druckmann for misrepresenting his words and any negative impact the interview may have caused.

“In re-reviewing our recent interview with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, we have found several significant errors and inaccuracies that don’t represent his perspective and values (including topics such as animation, writing, technology, AI, and future projects). We apologize to Neil for misrepresenting his words and for any negative impact this interview might have caused him and his team. In coordination with Naughty Dog and SIE, we have removed the interview,” Sony said in a statement.