As many GTA V players will know, the online version is already live. However, Rockstar North, the game’s makers, previously wrote that “plenty of issues are bound to occur” and said huge demand will make the first few days “even more temperamental” than standard launches in a blog post prior to the launch.
The record breaking game hit shelves last month and earned £500 million in the 24 hours of being on sale and £1 billion after three days, and is now known as the fastest entertainment product to reach that milestone.
Rockstar’s warning proved useless, as it didn’t stop the servers from overloading causing the game to crash and many people left being unable to connect to the online servers. The fans complained on Rockstar North’s blog in the masses, but yet, none of them were to be heard. It seems Rockstar are currently trying to increase their servers capacity, allowing for smoother gameplay, less glitches and more open-world chaos.
GTA V has been out for just less than three weeks, so players need to expect some difficulties with connecting to the servers. Rockstar have said: “One thing we are already aware of, and are trying to alleviate as fast as we can, is the… additional pressure on the servers due to a significantly higher number of players than we were anticipating at this point”.