Rockstar warned players Grand Theft Auto Online – a free, separate component to Grand Theft Auto V – would struggle on launch day. That was Tuesday, Oct. 1st. As of today, October 3rd, GTA Online remains a disconnected mess with some players entering without problems, and others still being kicked from lobbies or unable to complete the required opening tutorial.
With over $800 million in sales to work from, Rockstar is not letting their baby die off. Via Rockstar’s Newswire, the studio said a patch is due as soon as tomorrow to alleviate GTA Online’s problematic online space. Their statement is calming and dedicated:
“All of these initial technical issues will be ironed out as soon as we can. Please know that the entire team here at Rockstar and all of our relevant partners are and will continue to be working around the clock to get the experience to be as smooth as possible, as soon as possible.”
That is also a means of quelling a raucous community of unhappy players. Some have ridiculously threatened lawsuits, which even from this consumer advocate, is ludicrous.