Rockstar has launched one of the world's most impressive pieces of entertainment in the single-player version of GTAV. The online version is a very different story.
The loyal consumers are growing inpatient as they wait and wait for the hugely successful game to be playable. To give developers, Rockstar, their due they did indicate early teething problems. They have also released updates on how progress is being made. One of these is to suspend microtransactions.
Here's the latest update:
* For PlayStation 3 users, a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users. This was preventing most players from accessing GTA Online altogether and as of this morning, that problem was resolved.
* There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. Many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and we are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible.
* This morning, we experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. We are identifying these issues now and are working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.
* For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs. Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs.