There was great commotion in the gaming and TV community earlier this week. For a moment, gamers saw what could be the most epic crossover in recent video game news: that of Bethesda is making a "Game of Thrones" video game.

This news was sparked by a seemingly leaked listing of the game on Target's website for its online store. The listing said nothing more than "Bethesda: Game of Thrones." Upon clicking, the user is taken to a blank page with nothing more than the same phrase displayed in it.

The listing was first spotted by a user from video game forum NeoGAF.

Of course, the prospect of a "Game of Thrones" game, made by Bethesda no less, excited the community. In a short time the news about the listing went viral.

Being that the listing exists, gamers thought that it was an accidental leak because of the blank nature of the page. Many assumed that an announcement for the new game was imminent.

Bethesda is capable of designing a 'Game of Thrones' RPG

A factor for its spread is that it is easily believable. Bethesda is the creator of The Elder Scrolls games, a series of massive, open-world role-playing games that are epic in scope. It started with Arena, continued through Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and the fan-favorite Skyrim.

If there is one video game developer than can tackle the challenge of a "Game of Thrones" RPG, it would be Bethesda.

Besides having years of experience designing massive worlds, the developers also have been designing characters for years.

This experience can translate to people that can mingle and weave their stories into the imagined Westeros that Bethesda can conceive. It would bring gamers to a setting that is fully alive, worthy of George R.

R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" masterpiece.

A hoax revealed

Target, of course, was shook by the news. A lot of people obviously wanted to know if this game will actually happen. Was it just a mix up?

Bethesda was reported to have been working on two games that take priority over the sixth installment of The Elder Scrolls series.

One is a sci-fi RPG called "Starfield," with the other one yet unannounced. People asked if the second one could be the "Game of Thrones" video game.

Unfortunately, Target dismissed this idea, and announced an answer that did not leave much room for interpretation.

"This is not a real product – we’re sorry for any confusion," Target stated.

There were no further announcements after that, and Target has made it clear that the listing was a hoax.